my most precious christmas present this year was a scanner, the mighty canon 8800f. since leaving china, i have been searching for a way to get negatives scanned, quickly, cheaply and with quality, but the results (and the options) were often demotivating. so i ended up dragging film along, shooting less and less of it in the past few months.

i know a lot of people that are able to work magic with a digital camera, but i’m not one of them. to me, digital is efficient and cheap – but it doesn’t quite translate the feeling i get from analogue… and so, i’m quite happy to now be able to shoot and scan again, to my heart’s content.
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the only problem i’ve found so far has been dust. it’s everywhere and i can’t seem to keep it out of my negatives, no matter how much i clean them… tips?

2 comments to “8800f”

  • HugoNo Gravatar says:


    1. go to a good lab. my experience with cheap labs is that they are dusty places and they don’t wash the negatives well. a good lab will deliver clean negatives. failing that, wash the at home with a little photoflow.

    2. dust control at home. a lot of dustbusting is a must. moist air would be nice too.

    3. an air bulb. forget the cans of air, get something like a giotto rocket air blaster.

    4. static-master brush. these little brushes have a strip of polonium that neutralizes static electricity and suck up dust like magic.

  • WagnerNo Gravatar says:

    Todas as foto do site são muito bonitas. Esta, achei magnífica!

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