I'm scanning a ton of negatives (mostly medium format) and I'm having lots of issues. Firstly, I'm using a Beige running 10.3.5 (through ex-post facto) and X does not support my scanner (Agfa DuoScan T1200) on a Beige. So, I'm scanning in 9.2.1 and then photoshopping in X.
Secondly, the Agfa DuoScan has a glass plate that accomaodates transparent media of all types but, when i put my negs on the plate they curl (a little) which distorts my scan. The little (flimsy) template the scanner comes with keeps the negative flat but a) over crops the images and b) means that i have to re-preview for every image (rather then just doing it once for a whole strip) which makes for a very time consuming process.
The optional dedicated film carriers that are designed for this machine don't accomodate strips of 6X6 just individual 6X9 negs (meaning i'd have to cut down each negative that i want to use. . . ). Altogether very frusterating when processing a lot of negs.
Does anyone a) have any advice on using this particular device or b) have a not too expensive scanner that they'd recommend that does a very good job scanning medium format negs?
many thanks. onion