I had scanned a couple of b&w films and the photos had grain that looked like pigeon eyes. Here you have a trick to avoid that and to make your b&w pictures super sharp.
I used to scan my negatives with my Epson V500 and I was very happy. The results were not as good as when scanned in the lab, but they were quite alright. However, that was only the case with color negatives. When scanning b&w films, the photos had massive grain. So big that one couldn’t make out faces or the details on buildings.
The thing is that I had some photos in paper and they were perfect. The problem was the scanning. I asked atria007 who knows a lot and she said: ‘This is because you didn’t set the DIGITAL ICE”.
I followed her recommendation, scanned one of the negatives and the result was amazing.
I hope this trick helps you as much as it helped me.