Developing and printing proved really expensive for 35mm Sprocket photos. So developing and scanning seemed a solution, but are results satisfactory?
Cutting a long story short.
Purchased 35mm Back for Diana F+.
Tried the 3 masking possibilities.
Discovered printing sprockets was painfully expensive @photolab
Tried several methods of scanning negatives
Purchased a 35mm Film Scanner
Painfully slow to do Panoramic Sprockets shots
How do I know which colour is the original? Specially when scanning x-process or tungsten
I can understand that printed photos at the lab are enhanced by machine, and once more when scanned by scanner.
When I scan on my negative scanner the color is awfully dull, is it my scanner or is it my photos which are not being enhanced by machines?
Find the following examples:
Developed cropped photos:
Negative scan with sprockets:
When I took the photos I always took in consideration that there would be sprockets. So the cropped photos by the lab seemed cut, but the colours are much more vivid.
Is digitally enhancing the only option for vivid photos?