New Scanner

I decided I am sick of my crusty old scanner so I have ordered a new Canon Canoscan 9000F. Would have loved a Epson v700 but decided that it way outside my budget.

Am hoping that the new scanner's software is better. At the very least the process should be quicker.

My wife is going to kill me though...


I am currently sitting scanning negatives from my holiday after cleaning up my study after Christchurch's earth quake. Unlike everyone else on the internet who is in Christchurch I am not going to talk about the earthquake, nor am I going to show you any photos of the devastation....

What I want to know is why any lab operator would cut my square format 6x6 negatives into 5 pieces. A 120 roll should give you 4 x 3 frames - which is perfect for my scanner as it will scan three frames. For some reason, I got one strip with two frames, three with three frames and a piece, that I would not even call a strip, with one single lonely frame.

Of course I dropped in five rolls for processing, and the same person must have cut all 5 rolls. Bastards!