Tag: Epson V600

Manzanar #1

Manzanar 1

In 2021 we headed out on what was to be a 3 week long road trip. The first part was up the Eastern Sierra along Hwy. 395, stopping and staying in Independence, CA. One of the most notable places to see along this route was Manzanar National Historic Site – a not very nice part of US history. It is a Japanese internment camp which was built for imprisoning Japanese Americans, natives of this country, and therefore citizens, as well as immigrants.

I took along a digital camera, and a folding camera, the Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521/16. Only now am I scanning the film – it took quite some time to finishing up the roll! I used Kodak TriX 400 and got twelve 6×6 images out of the roll, which is 120 film. To process the film, I took it to a local lab and then scanned it myself using the Epson V600 and Negative Lab Pro in Lightroom.

However, the trip ended when we got breakthrough Covid. We headed back home, sadly, but better safe than sorry, eh?

Spiney Leaves, Berries, and a Light Leak

I decided to send the Welta Weltur our for a bit of a CLA.  The rangefinder / viewer is a bit foggy and makes it difficult to focus easily.  That is taken care of by using a smaller f-stop, thus increasing the DOF.  I am not sure how this light leak occurred – perhaps when it was being developed.

Taken with Ilford XP Super 400, Welta Weltur from 1937, Xenar lens.  Guestimated exposures.  Scanned with Epson V600.

Trail a la Lomo

Trail a la Lomo

Hmmm.  The images I get back from the photo lab are grungy.  They arrive grungy.  Using the Epson V600, I find crud everywhere.

With this picture, I moved it around on the scanner to decide if it was the neg or the scanner, and the neg won.

I cleaned the image with PEC-12, and the crud disappeared – a bit.

Then different settings in Epson Scan.  Final settings which produced acceptable results were 2400 dpi, 48 bit color, digital ice, and medium unsharp mask.  Final clean up in On1 Photo 10 and LR.  Film was Kodak Ektar 100.