Dan took our Film Carrier MK1 for a test drive on recent 35mm portrait work, and we couldn’t wait to share the results with everyone! As one of our US-based beta testers, Dan’s portrait work was a perfect match for camera scanning. Shooting slide film requires a scanning method that can hold highlights while preserving rich shadow detail. Camera scanning is perfect for this, and the Film Carrier MK1 adds several additional benefits. Read on to catch Dan’s thoughts on the MK1, and check out a few more of his photographs.
We asked Dan to share his thoughts on using the Film Carrier MK1 in his workflow. He’s been using one of our prototype/beta units, and he was initially cautious about trying our system because it required a digital camera and macro lens. Dan and I spoke and found a way for him to build a kit on the cheap.
Here’s what Dan had to say:
”For me, a father with three kids and limited time, the Film Carrier MK1 (beta) scanner from Negative Supply is perfect. I scanned two rolls of slide film in about 6 minutes. Being able to scan a roll in “the blink of an eye” is big for me. I can import the photos at a later date and do my edits if need be. I hadn’t owned a digital camera in a couple years, so I bought a cheap Sony A3000 with a Nikon 55mm f/3.5 macro and adapter for a total of about $170. I get scans large enough for my own personal use, and can’t wait for the final version to get here!”
I was thrilled to hear of the pleasant experience Dan had when scanning with the MK1, mainly because it hit right on one of our main goals: allowing you to spend less time scanning where you can spend more time shooting, hanging out with your family, or anything else.
Check out a few more images from Dan’s recent scans:
You can view more of Dan’s awesome work over on Instagram @dancrosleyphoto
Missed out on our Kickstarter? No worries! For a short period of time you’ll be able to pre-order our Film Carrier MK1 with or without Pro Mount MK1 at the same price as our Kickstarter!