Scanning 120 Negative.
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17-05-12, 03:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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Sure, scanning is a viable option, but you still have to develop the film first. Might be best to attack this laterally - place the 120 camera carefully in a suitable waste receptacle (Dustbin). Unless it's something classic like a Hasselblad or a Rollei in which case glue it to a piece of polished wood and use it as an ornament. It's hard to say goodbye to the old stalwarts, I know, but when they've had their day .... etc.
Actually, it opens up the old question of whether digital or film gives the better "quality". I believe a FullFrame digital image beats a medium Format film image..... but that an APS-C image, whatever camera andhowever many Megapixels, doesn't get to that point..... but is at least on a par with 35mm film.
So I'm still interested in acquiring a good Hasselblad, Bronica, Rollei etc - even though it requires the cost of development, quality scanning and more processing. And, of course, once you've developed your film you can't 'recover' stuff that hasn't been recorded, in the way that a Raw 'developer' can make multiple versions to bring out details. Unless, of course, you go for bracketing your shots.
It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
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