So I scanned and processed a couple more colour shots from the 645N. One of the reasons I haven’t uploaded more shots from it is that I’m having some difficulty with my film scanner. The OEM negative/slide holders from Epson do not do enough to hold the slides flat in the holder, and as such they have a tendency to curve (especially the colour ones, because I send them away for processing and they get sent back rolled up on a little cardboard tube). As a result of the curvature I don’t seem to be getting scans as sharp as I would’ve expected. It doesn’t seem to effect the black and white films that I process myself that don’t have any curvature, so the best guess is that that’s what’s causing the problem.
After doing a bit of research I’ve located a supplier in the US that manufactures and sells custom holders for my scanner. They’re pretty expensive, but they are specifically designed to counter the film curvature problem, so once I’ve got a bit of cash I’ll definitely be ordering some.
For now though, I just have to make do with the holders I’ve got, and pick out the images that get affected the smallest amount.
All shots on Fujichrome Provia 100F and 645N, first shot through Pentax-FA 45mm 1:2.8, rest through Pentax-FA 75mm 1:2.8.
More to come once I work out the scanning thing.