Here are a few different ways of saying what happened today:
I lost my rag
I saw my arse
I threw a wobbly
I packed a poo
I had a tanty
I I dropped my cookies
I spat the dummy
I ripped my nighty
I blew my top
I got rather cross.
Last week I ran a test film through my MPP Microcord TLR, I wanted to see what the focus and lens were like before I committed more film to it.
Last week I embarrassed myself by sending a furious email to the photolab who I post away to, they didn’t scan half-a-dozen frames and put a fluro green cast on everything.
This week I wanted to get a 120 C41 film developed and scanned.
Today I went to Jessops and paid for C41 develop only - £4.
Today I went to Snappy Snaps and got told it would be £24 to scan said 120 C41 film.
See points 1 through 10. Really. Taking the Michael.
So, here is my first attempt at self scanning, at home, with an Epson V500. Jessops obviously don’t care about my negs, sigh - look at it?!, but the scanning was fun, easy and fast. I’ve got many hours of twiddling knobs and sliding settings ahead of me as I search for the ultimate scan, but I’m a very happy man.
I am saving £7-24/film in scanning costs, which eases my guilt on shooting with film! Hurrah! So happy days, a new toy and lots more fun to be had.
Anyone got some settings/scan procedures they want to share?