RE: Sorry to ask again but...
At the risk of sounding pedantic, wet mounting directly on the scanner
platen is not a good practice and is best to be avoided.
The optimum height of the film plane above the plane of the glass platen has
been shown to be variable. The correct or optimum height varies from model
to model and scanner to scanner of the same model.
ANG is desirable for users that don't wish to wet mount their film and it
certainly can't be bad for those that do. Good quality float glass should
work fine for wet mounting though. As always YMMMV.
From: Matthew Baily [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: Sorry to ask again but...
The Aztec make of kami fluid prevents newton rings, so would this mean
you could dispense with the anti-newton glass and mount straight to the
glass scanner bed? Also, does the Epson 4990 (I think that was the
model you were all talking about) focus on the film placed on the glass
or does it need to suspended in a holder above the glass by some amount
(I think the better scanning mf holders and the new v700 holders have
height adjustment for focus calibration).
Just some thoughts