I have been going back over photos that I've shot over the past couple of years and rediscovered these I shot back in 2012. My wife and I had gone to Romford Dogs with some friends one evening and I couldn't resist the opportunity of taking my Canon EOS 5 35mm SLR along with me. Being a huge fan of Black & White I knew I wanted a high contrast emulsion and also wanted a fairly grainy one as that would lend itself to the subject. For me the ideal choice of film was Ilford HP5 ISO 400.
We all have lots of old family photos but what do you do if they are all on film? When I was a child my dad would take photos of the family and always shot of Kodak Ektachrome slide film. The vast majority was shot on 35mm film using his Nikkormat FT2 cameras but some where shot on a very basic camera using 127 film. For nearly 40 years these have been stored in their original slide carousels and boxes and recently I decided that I wanted to try and scan them all in order to make sure that there was another copy of these irreplaceable family memories but also to try and restore them to how they looked when they were first shot. Clearly this would require the use of a scanner but which one?