Originally Posted by fotofanatic
Also, does the v700 allow for 24 negatives at a time? Anyone know of one that can handle 36 negatives - well?
The v700 can swallow 24 35mm negatives at a time in the form of 4 strips of 6 frames each. If your film is in shorter strips that can't be assembled into 6 frame "teams" (e.g. 5 frame strips that you aren't willing to cut) you can't fill the carrier completely. Most of my old negs are in PrintFile 35-7B pages which hold 7 strips of 5 frames each. Since I don't want to cut the strips shorter, I can rarely scan more than 20 negs in a batch.
No scanner limited to an 8x10 scanning area, as the v700 & v750 are when scanning film, can scan 36 exposures in a single batch. 36 35mm negatives take up more than then 80 square inches available unless you overlap the sprocket areas which would cause great difficulty in designing a carrier that held the film truly flat. Five strips of 6 yielding 30 frames might be possible, but would be an engineering challenge to do well.