Vlads Test Target
Parts Catalogue

Ver. 07-29-2022

35 mm Targets

USAF 1951 targets on Adox film

This is the flagship product in the family of Vlads Test Targets. Ten classic USAF 1951 Resolution Test patterns placed on the single frame of high-resolution Adox CMS 20 II Pro 35 mm film will help you align and fine-tune your film scanning rig. It works for DSLR scanning as well as the standard film scanners like Epson or Nikon.

Usage: The test strip or slide is placed in a film holder before the scanning session begins. The captured images then reviewed to make sure that:

  • critical focus is reached

  • the full alignment between film holder and camera is achieved

  • the optimal F-stop is found and is dialed-in for the maximum resolution across the frame

  • the framing is correct

The targets is designed to help with adjustments should any of the above points become problematic.

Strip of 35 mm film - 3, 4 or 5 frames

The most common application of Vlads Test Target is to use it as a strip. The strip of film is placed in the film holder and then all tuning operations are performed. The length of the strip is mostly dictated by the length of film path in the holder. Say Valoi 135 or vintage Nikon PB4 have short film path and three-frame strip works just fine. Negative Supply's Basic Carrier, Lomography Digitaliza+ require five frame strips -just to place middle frame in the center of the carrier.


Code: Strip of n frames on 35 mm film

MOQ: 60 frames in any combination of strip lengths

Status: In production

Retail: Pixl-latr, Valoi, SilverKnits@Etsy

Note: Longer strips - up to 36 frames are available as special order.


Mounted slide glassless GEPE 7011

GP7011 - One frame of Adox CMS 20 film is mounted in the glassless slide mount GEPE 7011 with metal mask for extra sharp borders and enhanced flatness.

Note, by design the film is not protected by the glass covers from the either side. The slide thickness is 2 mm.

The actual opening is 23x35 mm.

Code: GP7001

MOQ: 5

Status: In production

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy


Mounted slide double glass GEPE 6001

GP6001 - One frame of Adox CMS film is mounted in double glass slide binders GEPE 6001 with metal mask. The film is protected by regular thin glass (not ANR) , but because of the metal mask, the film does not touch glass, so there is no danger of Newton rings to appear.

The actual opening is 23x35 mm.

Code: GP6001

MOQ: 5

Status: In production

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy


Vitnage E.Leitz cover glass - 35 mm negative

This mount provides excellent protection for the transparency. Silver mask and tape were supposed to reflect the heat from the powerful lamps used for projection - back 60 years ago. The mount provide excellent flatness of the film original.

Code: LC35

MOQ: 5

Status: Special order

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy

Note: "Mounted slide double glass GEPE 6001" is the suggested replacement for this product


Vitnage E.Leitz cover glass - 35 mm negative w/cut-outs

This mount provides excellent protection for the transparency. Silver mask and tape were supposed to reflect the heat from the powerful lamps used for projection - back 60 years ago. The mount provide excellent flatness of the film original. There cut-outs at the corners for the paper mask to expose frame's corners for better framing - complete 24x36 mm area is exposed.

Code: LB35

MOQ: 5

Status: Special order

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy

Note: "Mounted 24x36 mm slide in wide opening" is the suggested replacement for this product

Vintage Perro Color mount, AN cover glass - 35 mm negative

This mount provides excellent protection for the transparency. Silver aluminum mount provides for very good structural integrity of the slide.

Code: PC35

MOQ: 5

Status: Special order

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy


Alignment and Framing Helpers

For perfect alignment, framing and control of uniformity of light use these targets made on Agfa sheet film (no perforations).

The slides and 35 mm-wide film strips have been designed to have full 24x36 mm area precisely delineated. There are also extra marks showing 23x35 mm and 21x33 mm areas. Before scanning, you place the test slide or strip in your film holder and carefully adjust the camera to have the selected 24x36 or 23x35 mm area in the center of the camera viewfinder. The extremely uniform dot pattern with very high edge contrast helps you with the precise focusing and provides you with visual cue as to the uniformity of the backing light. Exact details on the technique are available with the product.

Mounted 24x36 mm slide in wide opening

This offering is based on GEPE Art. 6901 with AN glass covers. The mounts have standard 50x50mm form-factor.

The actual opening is 37.5 x 37.5 mm, which is big enough to have a specially developed transparency with full 24x36 mm area precisely delineated. There are also extra marks showing 23x35 mm and 21x33 mm areas. Before you start scanning 35 mm mounted slides, you place the test slide in your slide holder and carefully adjust the camera to have either 24x36 or 23x35 mm area in the center of the viewfinder knowing exactly what your camera can see. The extremely uniform dot pattern with extremely high edge contrast helps you with the precise focusing and provides you with visual cue as to the uniformity of the backing light.


Code: Pro-slide 2205S

MOQ: 10

Status: In production

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy


35 mm Strip for Camera Alignment

The strip is comprised of six frames: first and last are empty and used to hold and advance the strip.

Frames two and three are handy to checking focus across the board. Frame three has the thin greed handy if you want assess the lens' barrel distortion or pincushion distortions at 1:1 magnification. Frame four can be used to assess the uniformity of light and compare sharpness across the frame. Postives and Negatives are available.

Code: 35 mm align strip

MOQ: 10

Status: In production

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy


Type 120 Targets

Type 120 USAF 1951 Targets

Type 120 targets are comprised of two sections one of the size of 6x6 frame (56x56mm internal size) and 6x9 ( 56x84 mm). Each image has ten USAF1951 patterns and four full Siemens stars. Across two adjacent frames, the placement of elements allows to mimic any frame size from 6x4.5 to 6x12 cm (including panorama shots).

These strips have exceptional sharpness and resolution consistency from the edge to the center to the edge. The photo film is naturally flat, extremely fine-grained, free of curling, and is very easy to handle.

Type 120 targets are available in Negative (NG69) and Positive (PO69) flavors.

Type 120 Positive

Two frames per strip : 6x9 ( 56x84 mm) and 6x6 (56x56mm internal size)

Code: PO69

MOQ: 9

Status: In production

Store: Pixl-latr, Valoi, SilverKnits@Etsy

Type 120 Negative

Two frames per strip : 6x9 ( 56x84 mm) and 6x6 (56x56mm internal size)

Code: NG69

MOQ: 9

Status: In production

Store: Pixl-latr, Valoi, SilverKnits@Etsy

Type 120 ISO 12233

Legacy ISO 12233:2000 Positive

Two frames per strip : 6x9 ( 56x84 mm) and 6x6 (56x56mm internal size) . 6x9 frame has ISO 12233 pattern, 6x6 has regular set of USAF 1951 patterns.

Code: NG1233

MOQ: 9

Status: In production, requires one week lead time

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy


4x5 inch Targets

The considerations which went into 4x5" targets design are as follows. Shown on the side is the Positive targets placed in the pixl-latr film holder.

  • The targets feature the thin grid with the grid lines distanced exactly at 10 mm throughout the image. That allows to track any distortions introduced during the scanning.

  • Grey border goes around the edge. This is a thin dot raster which helps with analysis of uniformity of back light and allows for fine control off the sharpness.

  • There are numbers supplied across the board to help with the assembling and stitching the image if required.

  • Siemens stars and USAF 1951 patterns are mostly supplied to help keep the lens focus in check. The stars and patterns are very slightly misaligned - again to help with the stitching in the post processing.

  • Negative and positive targets are available. Negatives are handy for manual focusing but may be prune to halo effect because of very high contrast, positives are more friendly to the sensor, as sensor adjusts exposures to render the transparency as 18% grey.

  • The way targets are produced (without use of any lenses) guarantees high uniformity of the image from the edge to edge. The photo film is naturally flat, extremely fine-grained, free of curling, and is very easy to handle.

Positive 4x5 inch

Positive image is friendlier to the camera's sensor, as sensor adjusts overall exposure to render the transparency as 18% grey.

The target size is 100x125 mm

Code: PO45

MOQ: 10

Status: In production

Store: Pixl-latr, Valoi, SilverKnits@Etsy

Negative 4x5 inch

Negatives are handy for manual focusing. They may be prune to the halo effect because of very high contrast if camera averages the exposure. Otherwise

The target size is 100x125 mm


Code: NG45

MOQ: 10

Status: In production

Store: Pixl-latr, Valoi, SilverKnits@Etsy

Type 120 Targets on Agfa Copex Rapid

Camera-made T120 Targets

At certain point in the past few batches of hi-res Vlads Test Targets were produced on Agfa Copex Rapid Type 120 microfilm in 6x6 format. The capabilities to produce those targets still exist and Targets can be made on order.


Code: ACR120

MOQ: 48 frames

Status: Available at special order only

Store: SilverKnits@Etsy

Note: The max number of frames on the single roll of film is 13, 12 are guaranteed.


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Abbreviation used in this Catalogue:

USAF - United States Air Force

MOQ - Minimal Order Quantity


All technical info is also available at http://www.film4ever.digital blog. See short video demo Scan Film Sharp with Focus Peaking - Vlads Test Target

Last updated 2:28 pm 7/29/2022