One such film strip holder is already included in the scope of delivery of the Epson Perfection V700 Photo and V750 Pro. With a second holder you can load it while the other is still in the scanner. This saves time and makes scanning more efficient and comfortable.
This film holder can also be used with the Epson Perfection V800 Photo and the Epson Perfection V850 Pro. While the original film holders of these scanners have a height adjustment and a glass cover and can be loaded only with 3 film strips each with 6 pictures, this film holder does neither have a glass cover nor a height adjustment and can be loaded with 4 film strips each with 6 pictures. You can avoid disturbing Newton rings when scanning without glass.
When using this film holder with the Epson Perfection V800 Photo or the Perfection V850 Pro you have to set the scanning frames manually within the EpsonScan software, since the automatic frame recognition (miniature preview) works only for 18 pictures. In SilverFast you can use the function "find frames" with "all frames" or "film strip 35mm", however, you have to adjust the frame order. Within SilverFast you can also set the scanning frames manually.
Compatible scanner models
- Epson Perfection V700 Photo
- Epson Perfection V750 Pro
- Epson Perfection V800 Photo
- Epson Perfection V850 Pro
- Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
(To use this film holder with the Epson Perfection 4990 Photo you have to cut the overlaying flaps.)
During the period of use more and more dust and dirt sets on the contact surface and the corners of a film holder. Consequently dust gets on the film material and into the scanner. Hence the film holder should be cleaned again and again. The easiest way is simply brushing the film holder with an anti static brush, which not only removes the dust but also removes electric charges. Discharging is important because electric charge adducts dust as is generally known. Kinetronics anti static brushes are available in different sizes.
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.