Tricking my scanner

randerson07

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I was given an early holiday gift, an RB67. I currently have an epson 3490 which is not medium format ready. Is there a way to trick it in to scanning the full 6x7 image rather than just a 3ishx7 strip down the center?

A new scanner is not in the cards for a month or two, and in the next few weeks I should be setup to do some wet printing, but in the mean time Id like to be able to scan to see some results.

Thanks for looking.
 

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Hey randerson,

I have the same scanner. I bought it used and without a film adapter -- so I made my own:

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The problem with scanning medium format is that the backlight on the scanner is not big (thick) enough. I think the best thing you can do is scan one half of an image and then the other half. Otherwise, you'll have to find another backlight source, or another scanner.
 

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