Placing Medium Format Film on the Scanner

You can place medium format film on the scanner using the medium format film holder.
Hold only the edges of the film strips or use gloves, or you may damage the film.
Note: You cannot use Full Auto Mode when scanning medium format film. Make sure the white areas on the back of the holder are not scratched, dirty, or covered in any way or the scanner may not correctly detect the holder during scanning.
  1. Open the medium format film holder cover.
  2. Place the medium format film in the holder with the shiny side face up so that images and any wording on the film strips are not backward. Make sure the film is placed between the film guide tabs and resting on top of the film lock bevels as shown.

    1 Film lock bevel
    2 Film guide tab
    3 Film holder cover
    Place the film on top of the film lock bevels. Forcing the film beneath the beveled edges will damage the film.
  3. Make sure that the entire image frame is positioned in the film holder opening, with the film centered and sitting on top of the film lock bevels. Then gently close the film holder cover and press it down until it clicks into place. Also press down all the edges of the cover to secure it. Make sure the film is not pinched or curled.

    Note: The film holder cover may not hold the outer edges of the film completely flat against the clear plate; this is normal and will not affect the quality of the scanned image.
  4. Turn the film holder over.

  5. Open the scanner cover.
  6. Remove the document mat from the scanner cover, if necessary.
  7. Place the holder on the scanner glass as shown. Align the arrows on the holder with the arrows on the scanner.

  8. Close the scanner cover gently to keep the holder in place.