v700 holders & 35mm
I recently scanned some 35mm 6400/16 bit and was very disappointed in the sharpness. The film itself is very very sharp, as evidenced with a 10x loupe. However, the scan is super soft. I also tried some very very sharp provia scans, with similar results. I don't think it is a problem with the scanner, as medium format is quite sharp. My first scans were in the 35mm holder. I tried all three heights, and didn't notice a difference. I then tried directly on the glass, that was much less sharp. I then used two pieces of thin glass, and wedged the negative between the two, and scanning. Using the thinnest piece, I got a scan that was quite a bit sharper... I had the epson scanning software set to Film (with film area guide). Does anyone know which lens this uses? Does it use the same lens as with the film holders?
I'm thinking of better the betterscans holders. In your experience will this lead to sharper scans?