Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ION "Film 2 SD Plus" Film Scanner

While browsing I ran across an almost half price deal on a film scanner. I've been keeping an eye out for something like this to scan some of the multitude of slides from my film days. It was actually in stock at my local BestBuy so it was ready for me to pick up less than an hour after I ordered it online.

The ION "Film 2 SD Plus" Film Scanner will scan color and B&W negative and positive (slide) 35mm film as well as 110 and 126 size negative strips. It saves the JPG images it creates on an SD card. While there is software for PCs and MACs it functions independently of a computer and I plan to simply plug the SD card into my laptop to transfer files.

The files the scanner produces are 4416 x 2944 and the few I've processed range from 5MP to 6MP depending on the scene. Here some I've reduced in size to 1200 x 800 with no other post processing added.

These shots were made with Fuji Provia 100 which is an E6 process slide film. The location is the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls, New York in October of 1995.

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