Sebastian Moran , May 06, 2010; 04:36 a.m.
Hameed, I recently posted V500 scans of a 6x9 shot on color negative film. I included links to files I prepared that produce prints at 8x12 and 12x18 that I think are sharp enough for close inspection. You are welcome to take a look and draw your own conclusions.
File ready for print at 12x18: http://2under.net/images/100201-Mamiya-100-f28-Cheers-Img6-v500-12x18.jpg
- Shot with the excellent Mamiya Press 100mm f/2.8 lens, at f/16, on a tripod
- Ektar 100 film
- Per other comments, I probably could have applied more sharpening than I did in the above files.
From this, I agree with David Littleboy's comment that the V500 will produce sharp prints 6x the film dimension. That should give you enough for your intended use.
If you are looking for the ultimate scan, one that gets "everything that's on the negative..." Well, that's much more difficult.
Finally, there will be no problem placing a 6x12 film in the Epson standard 120 film holder. Good luck with your project. For the very moderate price, give it a try. I hear the V600 is about the same, and V700/750 a bit better.