I have a personal collection of a few thousand 35mm negatives that I would like to convert to digital. At some point it would be nice to have the collections imported to Lightroom, post processed and digitally archived.
My initial scans using the Epson V600 produced OK results but there was noticeable softness and lack of crisp detail compared to original photographs from the negatives. I tried scanning with and without Digital ICE.
I don't know much about wet mount scanning and I was hoping that you could provide some advice, Will wet mounting harm the negatives? Will the scans be crisper? Is there a better method?
Finally, could you please recommend a reliable and affordable service for outsourcing this task?