I always love to shoot film, therefore after I complete a roll of film, I’ll take it down to Foto houze in Downers Grove to get it developed by my good friend Kevin the owner. Once I get the film back, I’ll cut and scan it on my Canon CanoScan 9000F. The higher the resolution I want, the slower the scan. Taking up to 18 minutes for 12 images. A roll of 36 exposures would take me about an hour to scan, plus the images would not be sharp and would be scanned as JPG.
One day I was looking to upgrade my scanner to the Epson V850, since this was a heavy investment, I wanted to make sure that this would give me the results I was looking for. One day looking over reviews, I ran across a Youtuber by the name of Mat Day and reviewed how he was going about scanning his film. I found he was not using a scanner, instead he uses his DSLR camera. Therefore, with the gear I already have, plus a quick trip to the hardware store I finally got the results I was looking for. Oh, plus a software plugin for Light Room called Negative Lab Pro.