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Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:47:58 AM »
I have thousands of family 35mm slides I'd like to digitize...

Anyone have any experience with these?

Anything to stay away from?

Looks like the good ones are over 2 grand...

More interested in the sub 500 dollar range...

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Re: Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 02:28:41 PM »
refurbished Epson for under $200?

Epson Perfection V600, Flatbed 8.5x11.7" Photo Scanner, 6400x9600dpi

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Re: Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 05:30:50 PM »
I use an Epson flatbed for medium format and Nikon Coolscan V for slides and negative strips.  I read somewhere Nikon isn't servicing the Coolscan line anymore, but I never looked into it much. 

The Epson's are pretty good actually using their software or Vuescan. 
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Re: Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 06:27:37 PM »
canon's worked well for me and had an excellent user interface

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Re: Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
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Re: Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 07:07:09 PM »

Ive had this a few years.  No complaints.

Same, it does prints, slides, negatives and medium format film and I have been very pleased.
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Re: Film/Slide Scanner Recs?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 09:36:12 AM »
I make my living as a photographer. Several years ago I bought a Plustek scanner for a particular project. The resulting files were used recently to print a master set of prints of this work. Before using the Plustek, I'd had access to a Nikon Coolscan 9000. Almost unbelievably given the price difference, the Plustek's results were very close to the Nikon's--and far and away better than you'll get from any of the flatbed options, especially for 35mm slides. (I used a couple of different Epson flatbed scanners and always found them problematic--though for my 4x5 work there was little else that was affordable.)

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