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So far made two scans with my DIY fluid mount 120 glass carrier for the 8000. Measured with the Nikon manual focus it had 7 units focus difference over an area of 170 x 57 mm at the extreme corners. The other focus points were within those extremes. A 6x9 negative had grain sharpness on all spots. Have not yet compared the colour shift with a positiv scanned with the glassless carrier and this carrier. I doubt there is much difference though. So far the auto exposure seems too light if compared with a glassless scan. Wonder what the reason is for that. It can hardly be that this optical path is better than film only. The carrier is based on the FH-869M 120 slide carrier. All that is raised above the plane the slides rest on is removed. Areas lower than that plane are filled with black expanded PVC sheet (Sintra, Forex). The two windows are united to one with the same proportions at the start as the normal glassless 120 carrier. Three extra code holes to bring the total to five for all possible codes. Two are taped to let the scanner think it is the 120 glassless carrier. Glass 285 x 115 mm and 2 mm thick is attached with two sided thin tape and around that with one component foaming polyurethane glue. The last is more or less solvent resistant so is also used to cover the ABS? plastic carrier on the spots where the mounting fluid may get. Two small clamps bended of metal strap strip are used to clamp the transparant polyester foil to the glass at the side that goes in first for scanning. That way no tape is needed as that usually gives a mess. Between the polyester foil and the glass the film is sandwiched with mounting fluid on both sides. A squeegee squeezes the excessive fluid plus bells away. At the end is an aluminium strip to let the fluid drip on a cloth so the ABS carrier is not dissolved. Some silicon glue is used at the clamps side to seal that part from the mounting fluid. Scanned some curly 120 film (two 6x9's) and a 57 x 84 mm part of a 4x5 inch film . The 115 mm width of the glass is enough to accomodate the 4x5 sheet without cutting the film. Ernst - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.