I've obtained a Nikon Coolscan 5000ED film scanner.
My (overwhelming) project is to scan every negative or slide I've ever taken to provide me with a digital record of my film photography (mostly from 1982 to 2005).
To do that I'm going to become very intimately connected with the scanner. This page will record my findings on how the scanner and the software work.
Table of ContentsAligning Negatives with the SA-21 Strip Film Adaptor (including misaligned frames)
How film curl affects scans
Dealing with different film types (with different colour balances)
Scanning Underexposed Negative
The effect of dust on a Coolscan
Film Grain and negative scanning - Grain Aliasing
Scanning different film sizes: 110 and 126 film
Scanning Kodachrome Slides
Digital ICE 4 Advanced
Scan Image Enhancer
Strip Film Offset.
Multi Sample Scanning
An excellent (but technical) article on how to scan film and negatives using Nikon Coolscan scanners has been written by Dane Kosaka and can be found at Marginal Software, here. There will be some overlap between information I put on my site and stuff on the Marginal Software site: but so far there isn't much of an overlap... and the Marginal article is always likely to give a more detailed description of exposure issues than I will give.