Slide/Neg Scanner Recomendations
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29-01-12, 09:30 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hove, actually
At that price point you're going to be pushed. I just checked the price at Park Cameras of the only scanner in that range that I'd recommend, and it's too expensive.
A few points, in no particular order.
1. Slides are the most difficult thing to scan, because of the extrreme tonal range. No scanner in your price range will do them justic in a single scan, but you might get away with it if the scanner lets you adjust the exposure and you then merge the results. Kodachrome is the worst of all for scanning.
2. A dedicated film scanner will not (normally) let you load a number of slides and then get on with it - the job will be very time consuming. It will take longer than you thought possible; which is why I was thinking flatbed Epson V500 that will let you load 36 slides at a time.
3. What do you want to do with the results? There's a lot of difference, quality wise, between a scan that will look reasonable on a web page, make a 6x4 print or go larger.
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