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Epson V700 for Hasselblad Film Scanning?

Daniel Unkefer

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Hello,
I'm about to pull the trigger on an Epson V700 film scanner. I have a backlog of B&W and color Hasselblad negatives that need scanning.
I presently have a Minolta scanner for 35mm, and an old Acer 1240UT (this needs replacing). I have been using Vuescan with both of these older scanners.

I have seen here and on other forums alot of good comments on this unit. I have already purchased anti-newtonring glass to try out and have heard it works well with the V700.

Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!
-Dan
 

andybarton

Well-Known Member
Hi

I'm a newbie to both Hasselblad and a V700. I bought the latter to sit next to my Coolscan V which I use for my Leica film stuff.

I have been very pleased with both of my new purchases. I use the standard Epson film holders and haven't noticed any problem with them, but may have the opportunity to borrow some AN mounts shortly.

Will report back if/when I do borrow them.
 

ReeRay

Active Member
Dan

Take a look at this link - should tell you a lot

And the BetterScan holders defintely improve things

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I use a Minolta Multi Pro alongside my V700 and there's not a great deal of difference

Hope you enjoy your scanner
 

gskger

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The V700 is a good scanner for MF (slide) film. I am using one to scan 6x17 MF slides shot with my
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panoramic camera. I will update my (digital) panorama portfolio with some scans soon.

Browse to
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for another review of the
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. Greatest limitation is speed, effective resolution (ScanDig: 2300 dpi, computer magazine c't: 1920 x 1770 dpi) and somewhat low density (c't: approx. 3.4). Because of that, I am still using my Canon Canoscan FS4000US to scan my XPan slide films, which - compared to the V700 - produces better scans.

I received my
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MF Holder and ANR glass yesterday. Both improve my workflow, although I do not see a great difference using the height adjustment. Just started to shot film again, I am happy with the results of the V700.

Value for money is good and I really can recommend the V700.
 

Double Negative

Active Member
Although it requires a second pass, enabling HDR/multi-exposure in the scanning software will give you a much deeper density range (approaching 4). EPSON Scan doesn't offer this, but Silverfast and Vuescan do, respectively. It definitely works to extend the dynamic range of the scan.

I usually scan my film at 3,200dpi and get grain-sharp scans. Scanning at a higher resolution, up to the max of 6,400dpi doesn't add more detail in my experience - it just makes a bigger file. I've printed 11x14" from my scans so far, and they're very sharp (as in, it couldn't be any sharper). If you print larger, you'll have to test for yourself... Using the stock holders isn't ideal. I use the adj. MF holders w/ANR and dialed in the height for the sharpest possible scan. It definitely makes a huge difference.

That linked test doesn't take either of these things into account...
 

ReeRay

Active Member
Double Negative quoted - I use the adj. MF holders w/ANR and dialed in the height for the sharpest possible scan. It definitely makes a huge difference.

This is also my finding. After receiving the Betterscanning products I spent a great deal of time testing the "ultimate" height and arrived at 3.8 (as opposed to 2.5 Epson and recommended 3.5) and found a significant improvement.

I too scan at 3200 with Silverfast and frankly, as I've stated before, this set-up almost equals my Minolta Multi Pro dedicated scanner. In fact, The V700 is so good I reserve my Minolta for 35mm now. I don't print but I do submit my images to the extremely "picky" Stock Agencies and have never had a quality issue with them.
 

gskger

Member
I am using Vuescan to scan my 6x17 slides at 3200 dpi as well, although I do not scan @3200 dpi but @6400/2 (with a tiff-divider of 2).

ReeRay posted I spent a great deal of time testing the "ultimate" height and arrived at 3.8.

I too did my testing and the optimal height for mine is at 3.5, resulting in noticeable sharper scans (but still rather "ok, better" than "WOW!"). Anyway, my answer to the crucial question "would I buy the adjustable MF holder & ANR again?" is yes.

The V700 and betterscanning adj. MF holder w/ANR do make a descent team for medium format scanning.
 

Professional

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I have V750 which technically same as V700 [or stated as both are the same except no much bundle software for V700 and no fluid mount with V700], and the results i get out of it is nice, i was disappointed with it, but i managed to get better scans out of it, but it is always making me to wish if i have a drum scanner or at least film scanner.
 
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