The operation of the DigitaLIZA is simple. We just have to put the mask on the metal plate and put the negative inside. Then we put on the cover (fitting the 4 indicators) and we close the mask completely. Lastly, we take off the cover and the plate. In this way, we obtain a negative perfectly fit inside the mask, that shows all its extension and allowing a complete scan of the film, including the sprocket holes. I should mention that the DigitaLIZA mask is compatible with all flatbed backlight scanners on the market, even though I recommend Epson because of their reliability and quality.
The scanning area is quite large (230 mm x 33 mm), which allows scanning of panoramic images. Also, the distance between the film and the scanner bed is just 1.2 mm, preventing the appearance of the annoying “Newton Rings”.
The Lomography DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask holds your 35mm negatives flat and in place so you can properly scan them with a standard flatbed scanner with a backlight/transparency unit.
Unlike other scanning masks, the DigitaLIZA accommodates the digitization of experimental analog photographs by scanning the whole negative strip, including the sprockets, without defining the frames individually. This lets you scan overlapping exposures, doubles, triples, and panoramas.
- Scanning area is 9.1 x 1.3" (230 x 33mm)
- Distance between film and the scanning plate is 0.05" (1.2mm)