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Pro Film Carrier 35

The Negative Supply Pro Film Carrier 35 is a New Compact Film Scanner

Negative Supply has announced the successor to the Film Carrier MK1, the Pro Film Carrier 35. It is billed as an affordable and professional tool capable of scanning all 35-millimeter film formats (including half frame, full frame, and panoramic sizes) in a single capture while maximizing film flatness.

Testing Out the Cheapest 35mm Film Scanner on Amazon

Photographer and YouTuber George Muncey of Negative Feedback recently set out on an ill-fated adventure in film scanning. He went out and bought the cheapest 35mm film scanner he could find online—the DIGITNOW! 135, which costs a whopping $60 on Amazon—and tried it out so that you don't have to.

The Nikon D850 Doubles as a 45.7MP Film Scanner

Nikon's new D850 is more than a fast and powerful full-frame DSLR -- it can double as a 45.7-megapixel film scanner as well. It's the first Nikon camera to feature a new built-in Negative Digitizing feature. To use it, you'll also need the new Nikon ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter.

The 5 Best Film Scanners Under $200

Scanning film is probably the least attractive part of shooting film, but that doesn't mean you should neglect this stage. Nowadays, we all want to share our analog images online, and the only way to do that is by digitizing our negatives one way or another.

I Built My Own Medium Format Film Scanner from a Shoe Box

Unless you have the dough to get a lab scanner, it is a painful process to scan your own film. Luckily one day all the photo labs dumped their Pakon F-135 to the market, and I remember you could get one for ~$250 a pop.

DIY Film ‘Scanning’ with LEGO and an iPhone

Want to scan some film but don't have a scanner handy? You can actually do some high quality digitization using some LEGO blocks, a smartphone or tablet, and a camera with decent resolution. Filmmaker Zachary Antell uses a method using those components, and his results are pretty impressive.

An Automated Slide Film Scanner Built with LEGOs

This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a film scanner, Kulcsar decided to combine his technical ingenuity and love for LEGOs to create a DIY slide film scanner using LEGO pieces.

Epson Announces Two New Multi-Format Film Scanners

Film is making something of a comeback. Sure, certain film stocks are still disappearing and being discontinued, but other companies are coming back from the dead, new companies are releasing new and exciting film, and now, Epson just decided to update two 8-year-old multi-format film scanners by releasing two new models.

High-Res DIY Film Scanner Made from a DSLR, Lumber and an Arduino

Consumer film scanners don't provide enough detail, and professional models require too much money and pampering. What's a dedicated film nerd to do? For Peter De Smidt, the answer was to build his own high-res scanner using the Nikon D600 and 50mm Micro lens he already had on hand, a bit of lumber and a lot of patience.