Coolscan 9000ED and Xpan

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Coolscan 9000ED and Xpan

Postby markorantanen » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:23 pm

I could not find fresh topic for this...

How people scan their 35mm Xpan/panorama films?

I modified one basic 35mm FH-835S holder (scanner shows it now 120 holder). If I insert one 35mm "Xpan" film (3 panorama pics in it). When I scan I use 6x6 settings to do prescan and then I can prescan first frame if I turn the autofocus off (because software try to focus middle of film holder/"6x6 frame"(where is only plastic and not film). When I try to scan overview from frames 2 and 3 it usually fails because software try to autofocus even it's off. It won't help if I pick the autofocus point manually and then add the settings to other frames...

Usually software crash because it can't focus...

I don't want use Nikon 120 holders with glass because you will have some dust or Newton rings etc.

Is it possible to scan Xpan film with Silverfast without glass film holders? Should I try other settings? Third party film holder?

I'm using 8.8.0r5 Silverfast software and OS X 10.11.5

Workflow:

Scanner on
Software on
Insert film holder
Set 6x6 film + film type etc.
Turn autofocus off
Prescan
Crop
Overview / offset
Software try to autofocus and fails/crash

I record my screen and you can watch the video from this link https://vimeo.com/171208534 password is "silverfast"
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Re: Coolscan 9000ED and Xpan

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:40 pm

Dear user,

Please check that you are using our latest update.
I just made some test with our current version.
I placed opaque material in the 896S holder and there was no error message after the focus.
The scan went through and I simply got a black scan.

It could also be that there is some other kind of unexpected behavior due to the modified holder.
However I can not see any obvious reason for the issue.
The scan area of the actual 896S is slightly smaller than the 35mm holder so I would not expect any issues there.

Kind regards,
Arne

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Re: Coolscan 9000ED and Xpan

Postby markorantanen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:48 am

markorantanen wrote:I'm using 8.8.0r5 Silverfast software


I'm using the latest update...

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Re: Coolscan 9000ED and Xpan

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:35 pm

Dear user,

unfortunately I can not say why the focus would fail in your case.
Maybe some of the structures of the holder cause a reflection not expected by the scanner.
An opaque area alone does not cause an error as far as I can tell.

Kind regards,
Arne


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