NS_Essential35Kit_1.jpg

Essential Kit for 35mm Film Scanning
Kit for Scanning 35mm Film

  • $299.00


Will be available after

Similar Products

                                                         

Features

  • Digital camera film scanning kit for scanning 35mm
  • Basic Film Carrier MK2 holds 35mm film exceptionally flat for high quality scans
  • Light Source 35 features a high CRI of 97+ for great color accuracy
  • Basic Riser Mini MK2 provides a stable support for scanning 35mm or 120 film with standard or short telephoto macro lenses (up to 100mm for 35mm and up to 70mm for 120 film).

Product Details

Negative Supply exists to create tools for film photographers who want to spend more time photographing and less time scanning. Their products allow you to digitize negatives using your digital camera and a macro lens in just a few minutes.

The Negative Supply Essential Kit for 35mm Film Scanning is their most affordable and accessible film scanning kit for 35mm and is great for beginners just getting into scanning their own 35mm at home with a digital camera. 

INCLUDES:

Basic Riser Mini MK2: A compact & lightweight copy stand that provides great results at an affordable price for entry level users, featuring bolted-on rubber feet for better grip and dampening, stainless steel base, anodized aluminum column, and 1/4-20 camera mounting point. Allows scanning of 35mm or 120 film with standard or short telephoto macro lenses (up to 100mm for 35mm and up to 70mm for 120 film).

Basic Film Carrier 35 MK2: Offers superior film flatness with a double-s curve film track, and is capable of scanning all 35mm film formats including half frame, full frame (standard 35mm), and panoramic sizes in a single capture. It can also scan 110, 126, APS, and Minox film formats with separately-purchased internal cassettes.

Light Source 35 Adapter for Basic Film Carrier 35 MK2: This accessory holds the Basic Film Carrier 35 MK2 firmly to the Light Source 35 and helps mask extraneous light when scanning to ensure flare-free scans.

Light Source 35 (with USB power supply): Compact and bright, the Light Source 35 features a high CRI  of 97+ ensures high color accuracy. This light source is powered via an included USB cable. You will need to provide your own USB block or use your computer to power the light source.

 

Recommended Accessories:

Camera Body

Just about any semi-modern interchangeable camera will work great for camera scanning. There are many mirrorless or DSLR options to choose from, with the most convenient offering tethered live view capture to your computer. The Canon T2i is probably the cheapest option out there with tethering and large lens selection, and new cameras like the Sony A7 series are now very affordable with great IQ. High end setups may even use the new full frame Panasonic mirrorless cameras with pixel stitching.


Macro Lens

For camera scanning, the one real requirement is that your lens focuses close enough to capture the entire frame, without having to digitally crop. For full frame cameras and capturing 35mm film, the term 1:1 designates a lens that will reproduce the 35mm frame exactly onto the full frame digital sensor. With crop bodies, 1:1 focus even closer. There are also options to use extension tubes for older macro lenses. We have had excellent results with an inexpensive Nikon 55mm macro from the film days, using a simple extension tube to get 1:1 on our full frame bodies. Higher end, yet affordable options include the excellent Sigma 70mm ART Macro. Outside of reproduction factor (1:1), also look out for lenses that are sharp, have good color reproduction, limit internal reflections (modern coatings), and have very little vignetting. Finally, it’s generally best to use your lens stopped down 2-3 from wide open, as this gives a good combination between depth of field and brightness.


Software for Negative Conversion

There are a few plugins and standalone programs for converting negatives into positives. Some older and some newer, all of them try to harness the color science based in darkroom paper to various degrees. Many professional scanners have used LaserSoft applications or some proprietary/built-in software to emulate darkroom printing. After all, even a professional lab scanner is simply a digital camera and a light source. The applications below do the same thing for converting negatives captured with you digital camera rather than a digital camera built into a scanner. We recommend choosing the one that best suits your workflow.

SOFTWARE REQUIRES DIFFICULTY CONTROL COST
FilmLab
Mac/PC Consumer  👨‍💻 $
Negative Lab Pro Adobe Lr Prosumer  👨‍🔧👨‍🔬🧙‍♂️ $$
LaserSoft NegaFix SilverFast HDR 8 Professional  👨‍🔬🧙‍♂️ $$$
ColorPerfect Adobe Ps Expert  🧙‍♂️ $

We Also Recommend

MOD06156-Edit_6ea97ab8-0e62-4016-a0dd-2b09f0c036f0.jpg


400Dynamic Versatile Color Negative Film, 35mm

msrp

image_64260ba9-5fc1-4fb9-aa2c-e52e564591e8.jpg


800Tungsten High Speed Color Negative Film, 35mm

msrp

image_8878f877-fec1-491c-af4c-c4f4208cb727.jpg


50Daylight Fine Grain Color Negative Film, 35mm

msrp

MOD01388-Edit.jpg


BwXX (Double-X) Black and White Negative Film, 35mm

msrp

Portra40035pro_d0f8222b-80be-412c-92ab-cc1c2ee5d4c4.jpg


Portra 400 Color Negative Film, 35mm 36 exp. 5 pack

Sale price Save $3.04 msrp msrp $74.99

Kodak-Portra-800-35mm_1024x1024_ca3aca42-eeaf-4b4d-88c7-06e4846c95f5.jpg


Portra 800 Color Negative Film, 35mm 36 exp.

Sale price Save $1 msrp msrp $17.95

9F046628-91A1-4B6F-9F36-6FD9F1C53077_03049299-b039-440f-9f92-5ddc0cce551d.jpg


HP5 Plus 400 High Speed Black and White Negative Film, 35mm

Sale price Save $0.50 msrp

69960_9cd6e28e-5046-4a64-86d3-bff4a44ed036.jpg


TRI-X 400 High Speed Black and White Negative Film, 35mm

Sale price Save $0.50 msrp

P3200-135-36_angle-right.jpg


TMax P3200 Black and White Negative Film, 35mm 36 exp.

Sale price Save $2.04 msrp msrp $14.99

1884576.jpg


Ektachrome E100 Color Reversal Slide Film, 35mm 36 exp.

Sale price
Expected arrival after Jun 28, 2024

EKTAR_100_135_IMG_3214_a1634d23-88e0-4f60-9112-aa7d06f45951.jpg


Ektar 100 Color Negative Film, 35mm 36 exp.

Sale price Save $1.04 msrp msrp $14.99

AAA520CK1_3_0e661b9d-ace3-405d-8e15-986312382a82.jpg


Sunray Box III Panorama Lightbox Kit

msrp msrp
Only 3 left!

Portra16035pro_83b27ea1-2c01-4ee0-bbd9-d2e35a2a9ba9.jpg


Portra 160 Color Negative Film, 35mm 36 exp. 5 pack

Sale price Save $4.04 msrp msrp $72.99

MOD02613-Edit_2f052931-0c28-440b-ace4-e2db058451da.jpg


JOBO DUO Color + B&W Film Processing Kit for 35mm & 120

msrp

jobokits-118-s_497f82a0-3ae1-4505-ba94-71ed971f9d2e.jpg


Black & White Processing Bundle

Sale price Save $5.99 msrp msrp $55.98

7EF4D635-6610-4577-AA98-9B9503BB1EBC.jpg


JCH Street Pan 400 Black and White Negative Film, 35mm 36 exp.

Sale price Save $1 msrp msrp $10.99

R0016795-purple.jpg


JCH 35mm Film Case

Sale price Save $2 msrp

69668_35f05b89-f865-4917-af71-c351dfa9cdb2.jpg


Tmax 400 Black and White Negative Film, 35mm

Sale price Save $1.04 msrp

MOD02710-Edit_515f5f8e-63ef-432b-a78d-82636a91faf1.jpg


JOBO MONO B+W Film Processing Kit for 35mm

msrp msrp

35mm-Printfile_b693d08f-d2fd-4132-9b6d-cf5dcaa91437.jpg


35mm Archival Negative Preservers

msrp msrp