Scanned negatives are not sharp.

My scanned negatives all look out of focus. I followed directions for loading the negs but I feel I am doing something wrong. Thx!

One workaround is this: use the holder for the negatives as a guide but not as a holder as such.

To do this, place the film negative directly on the glass plate, then put the negative holder (completely assembled) on top of it; align the film and the holder so that the frames on the filmstrip line up with the marks on the holder correctly.

Now, close the lid and follow the normal procedure for scanning negatives. They're noticeably sharper this way, suggesting that the scanner's focus is set for items placed directly on the glass plate. I have no idea why focus isn't adjusted correctly for negatives, which site a millimetre or two above the glass.

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