Comparing Results from Lab Scan, Flatbed Scanner, and Dedicated Film Scanner

Let’s face it: unless you’re printing your photos in a darkroom, shooting film these days is also partly a digital process. Because of this, how your shots will look is largely dependent on how it gets scanned. There are two ways to do it — either you get a film developing lab to scan your negatives for you, or you do it yourself using a dedicated film scanner or flatbed scanner that accommodates film negatives. Of course, you’d want to know which option produces the best results; that’s exactly what Hamburg-based film photographer Alexandre Miguel Maia went to find out.


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