I got my fluid mounting liquid for my Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner in! I am doing the happy dance! I have owned this excellent scanner for about 4 years now and always scanned my film using the included film holders. The scanner comes with a wet mounting tray but I never purchased the supplied to use it. Now that I am doing much more 4×5 work I decided to take the plunge and purchase KAMI mounting fluid and clear mylar film for the unit. This allows me to mount my film directly to a glass plate using the KAMI liquid, then place the clear mylar over the film, which is now sandwiched between glass and the myler with liquid filling any scratches. The scanning resolution and quality is improved significantly when compared to just scanning with the film holders. Now my 170 megapixel scans are crystal sharp with absolutely unbelievable detail! Another cool feature about wet scanning is now I can scan the entire frame of the image so I don’t have to add fake film borders. I think this is pretty darn cool myself.
My first scan was this film of a log cabin at Tahlonteeskee, the original Cherokee capitol near Gore, Oklahoma. I really love the old style look of this cabin despite having a metal roof. It was originally built in the 1820’s and still stands today. I shot this with my Toyo 45a 4×5 film camera on Kodak TMAX-100. My lens was a beautiful Rodenstock 150 mm F5.6 lens which gives a field of view about the same as a 45mm lens on a 35 mm camera. Unfortunately you can’t see all the detail with a low resolution web image, but believe me, I can see ants crawling up the trees in this photo. It is quite amazing.
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