Scanning With a Digital Camera – A Brief Rant

I have written before about how I use a Fuji digital camera with a Schneider enlarging lens, a Leitz BEOON copy stand and a Logan light box to “scan” my negatives. And I have, from time to time, participated in online conversations about digital camera “scanning” in general, and my setup in particular. What surprises me in these conversations is how many participants lack both a basic understanding of optics, and the related vocabulary.

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Epson P700

My Epson R2880 printer did not survive the move to our new home. The trouble shooting table in the manual said the pattern of flashing lights on the printer indicated that it should be sent to Epson for repair. An online search confirmed my guess that it was actually complaining that the maintenance tank was full. Epson says the tank it is not user replaceable. Given that, and the increasing difficulty I was having getting the printer to feed heavier papers, even after running inkjet cleaner sheets through it multiple times, I decided that it was time for a new printer. Continue reading “Epson P700”