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$200 scanner vs 18 years old DSLR camera

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$200 scanner vs
18 year old DSLR camera
Key takeaways:
1. DSLR scanning is faster if you know how to invert colors, if not stick with Epson and SilverFast.

2. iPhone 13 Pro as a light source is fantastic. It provides a nice consistent white and a great starting point on the color balance. Max out the brightness, turn off 'True Tone' and 'Night shift' in the settings.

3. Nikon ES-2 is fantastic. Almost zero friction to setup and breakdown. Very upgradable, switch out the camera anytime. Very portable too.

4. Affinity Photo is a great Photoshop replacement and it's a one time fee, no subscription!

5. The Epson has more resolution, 3000 x 4250. My old Nikon D70 obviously produced a much smaller image, 2000 x 3000.

6. Which is better? I'll let you decide.
Epson V600
Nikon D70
Photo on Kodak Colorplus 200 film, Nikon F80 camera and 50mm 1.8D lens
I have an Epson V600 scanner. It gets the job done but I regularly get weird lines, rings and other problems. I do remove dust if it's on a face or something important. Overall thou, tend to leave these flaws because it gives character.  It's not perfect. 

 I scan using SliverFast 8. SilverFast’s interface is interesting and quirky. It looks to be from the Apple Aqua UI era. I think it was written by a guy in Germany (He flew a Piper airplane around the world). It has every feature you would ever need and should probably never change. 

Unfortunately, scanners are slow. Que the DSLR...
I also own a DSLR from 2004, the Nikon D70. It's 6 megapixels but was, in many ways still is a great camera. I used my iPhone 13 Pro as a light source with the Nikon ES-2 setup. I inverted the colors in Affinity Photo. Cmd-I to invert then used the levels tool to adjusted the RGB channels.

Miami downtown

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Downtown Miami

Black Plymouth Fury

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Plymouth Fury
I saw this car at a car show in Immokalee. What a classic!
I wonder if in 60 years the same will be said of cars built today.
 Photographed on Kodak Portra 160 film on my Nikon F6.

Bird chopper

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Bird chopper.

Cinestill 800t Fireworks Halation

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Fireworks on Cinestill 800t
I don't own a tripod so all these were hand held. shot on the Nikon f6
4th of July 2022 - Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables Florida
Oh the halation on my fireworks!

Why is a nation blessed?

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Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
-Psalms 33:12
What makes a nation blessed? 
Belief in the LORD.

The best Kodak film

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Kodak Ektar 100 doing it's thing, capturing a beautiful sunny day. With soft white clouds and the moon taking a peak.

Winter Garden on Ultramax 400

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Winter Garden
This place is a unique community, it’s a nice mix of new and old. It has the cookie cutter developments that fill up Florida but its done in the best way possible. I guess it was an older small town that the cookie cutter community adapted to. 

It has the staples of an old town like a water tower, old train station, friendly people and a classic main street USA. On Main street, the West orange bike trail runs along it. A lot of families on bikes. A lot of trees, bushes and flowers.

On the modern side is has a parking garage next to main street. A lot of ‘community’ style new homes, condos and restaurants that hopefully won’t overrun this place. Overall it’s nice.
Winter Garden City Hall built in 2008!
Shot on Kodak Ultramax 400 - Nikon FM2 - 50mm f/1.2
Winter Garden water tower by the railroad museum and parking garage.

Small yellow flowers

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FLOWERS ON FILM
Kodak Ultramax 400

Florida Citrus Tower on Film

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Florida Citrus Tower
Shot on the Nikon F6 with Kodak Ultramax 400 film
Lake Minneola on the horizon from the view to the west from the top of the tower.
The amazingly flat Florida view to the east from the top of the tower.

Silhouette Tree

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Double exposure on Kodak Ektar 100

Sunset Cobbler

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buying and wearing repairable shoes
I've seen videos of these young guys buying and selling sneakers for hundreds of dollars. I can’t wrap my head around it. I’d rather buy a leather made shoe that you can wear and repair.

Toad cracking a smile

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Smiling Frog
This toad looks to be smiling but its really just eating bugs.

Dolphin Cinema

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Dolphin Mall Cinema Neon on Acros II black and white film. Nikon FM2, Nikkor 24mm, June 2022

All day every day

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Kentucky Theater

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Leica Coral Gables

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Some film shots of the Leica store at night
I was getting ice cream with my family in Coral Gables and had Portra 800 loaded in my Nikon F6. When we were about to head home I remembered that the Miami Leica store was near by. I wanted to take a film photo of the Leica store so we walked over. That red dot! So simple and nice it even makes the store look fancy. It was closed at the time. Maybe one day I'll own one and be fancy.
Whats better then a Leica, two Leica's

Orange Flower

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FLOWERS ON FILM
Kodak Gold 200

Eagle through fence

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Eagle on Kodak Gold 200
If you look closely you’ll see vertical and horizontal lines of distortion. I photographed this through a chain link fence. I used my VR zoom lens maxed out at 85mm.

Shorty's BAR-B-Q

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Neon Bar-B-Q
Lomo 800 film - Nikon F6 - VR Lens
Dadeland-South Dixie