Scanning Canon AE-1 Yosemite Negatives

August 18, 2010

I’m starting to scan negatives from our summer trip to Yosemite. Before my Canon AE-1 battery ran out, I was shooting with Fuji Acros APA 100 and 400 using yellow or red filters. A problem that I’ve run in to is that the scanning software I use, Silverfast SE, does not have film profile for Fuji Acros.

After experimenting a bit, I decided that the profile for Kodak T-Max 100 with settings to scan in color instead of black and white created the nicest feel. I converted to black and white in Photoshop CS3 (I’m looking forward to getting CS5 because I had trouble in the vertical with some dust removal). Here are two early results.

Half Dome (vertical)
Canon AE-1 with Canon Zoom 58mm Macro Lens FD 7-210 1:4
Vivitar VMC Skylight 1A, Tiffen Red 1 (25) Filters
Fuji Acros 100; Scanned in color as Kodak T-Max 100
Photoshop CS3: Blue Filter; Picasa: Slight Shadows

Half Dome (horizontal)
Canon AE-1 with Canon Zoom 58mm Macro Lens FD 7-210 1:4
Vivitar VMC Skylight 1A, Tiffen Red 1 (25) Filters
Fuji Acros 100; Scanned in color as Kodak T-Max 100
Photoshop CS3: High Contrast Blue Filter; Picasa: Slight Shadows

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