I have been scanning using my main mirrorless camera for some time now, and I have been noticing some inconsistency. I think this is mostly due to me not being able to properly focus on the film grain. Other variables such as level (using a mirror), film holder, light source, camera shake, etc are all being taken care properly I am pretty sure.
Thing is some scans are in sharp some others are not.
I have been trying to focus on the film grain, but when it comes to 100ASA film it’s fairly difficult.
The camera I am using, a Leica M10-R, I know it’s not the best when for this task, but I am not willing to buy another FF camera just for scanning. I am using a vivitar 55mm vintage macro lens (1:1) which is great in itself. I am using focus peaking and 6x zoom on the film, using a 2.8f when focusing: the problem is sometimes I really can’t see the grain and I have no idea where to focus otherwise. What I tend to do in this kind of situations, is to focus on the film branding, but my holder does not allow me to simply focus on that.
Do you have any recommendations?