I bought a Nikon Coolscan V ED last October/November and have been trolling through 7,000+ rolls of film I've moved cross country like 4 times now in a total of 8 moving boxes.
A majority of these are sports images that I liked. I've only posted a (VERY) small portion of the images I've scanned in so far. I'm in the process of cleaning up/adjusting color/contrast for images I really like. I've scanned ~3000 frames and have less than ~200 more to
So - my takaway from the whole experience.
1. Each scan takes 50MB for B&W, or 100MB for TIFF - I scan, tweak with layers in photoshop, archive the tiff to DVD, convert to JPG (<30MB per image at 100% quality progressive). This still takes a LOT of storage - especially as you're scanning.
2. Even of the 3k images I scanned I really , really like less than 200 of them to look at and go "woww that's a great image" - the rest are more for the fact that they are still sellable or they have a great memory of the day, the event, etc.
3. Digital ICE (technology that removes dust during scan) is AWESOME. It saves so much time and does a great job. Unfortunately because of the technology it uses it only works on films with multiple emulsion layers... theis means you're out of luck for plain old black and white - it only works on color negative and slide films.
4. Photoshop patch tool rocks for filling in dust on black and white images.
To make this relevant to this forum - In the first small batch of images I've edited, one of the events was the 1991 US Olympic Festival in LA. This is a competition held in off years of the world olympics (or at least it was - don't know if this is even held anymore) - this helped determine who would go to the olympics for the US.
Anyway - here are a couple pictures from that event:
High Jump - F4, 600mm f4.0
Shotput- F4, 600mm f/4.0
Swimming - F4, 400mm f/2.8
There are others from this set here:
Since I don't want to post old school photos to a digital photography forum if it's not of interest to anyone - does film -> scan -> digital darkroom work qualify as dphoto.us worhty even if it's 10 years old? Should I post other sports related photos here from my scans?