The film is old and the roll was exposed to some light during processing. I decided to see what I could salvage on the scanner. First, I taped the APS film into the scanner’s 35mm adapter. Sharp but the exposure was way off. Next, I tried putting the film directly on the scanner glass. Better exposure but the focus was off — the scanner expects the film to be lifted off of the glass by the adapter. These photos are from the 3rd attempt. I taped the negatives to some low-glare glass from a picture frame. The focus is still a little off since the glass isn’t the exact height of the adapter but it’s a decent compromise. 4800 DPI TIFFs on the Canoscan 9000f, reduced to 25% and converted to JPEG.
This was on the roll in the camera. There are some of someone’s kid too.
Jem and Goober up to something. Original roll but I took this one. Dust cleanup & color correction in Photoshop.
Power line shoes. I left this one alone. None of my adjustments had that gritty, Polaroid feel.
There was a 40 exposure roll in the camera with 36 unexposed. I got photos from it, and some strange ones from the previous owner, but they’re not great. So far, four cameras purchased for the project have had pictures, 2 film and 2 digital. Two more had film with nothing on them and another one is pending processing. I’m torn about doing a post of found pictures — they’re interesting mysteries but it seems a little, I’m not even sure of the right word… Intrusive? Presumptuous?
There are some nice APS cameras — Nikon Pronea, Minolta Vectis, and Canon’s IX and IXUS (Elph). Leica even made an APS camera, the C11. Kodak’s Advantix are a mixed bag but some are fine shooters. Grab some film from Film Photography Project *, or anywhere you can, and use them before the film is completely extinct.
* I have no financial interest in FPP. It’s a cool site and podcast and it’s where I got APS film and some Lomography 110.