Slide/Neg Scanner Recomendations
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30-01-12, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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The OP requested a scanner below £150, which the V330 is. The best quality sildes are produced by a drum scanner in the commerical world, but would cost you a fortune to use. You can always used up-scaling software to increase the size of the photo after the scan.
That depends on what you're scanning, and the size of the original. Paul Gallagher found that an Epson V750 gave better scans than an Imacon for his purposes, because the Imacon captured the grain perfectly in the skies of his landscapes, and he didn't think grainy clouds were natural. The difference in the sharpness of the foreground could be eliminated by sharpening. Note: this was 5x4 film.
Upscaling will produce a bigger file, and a smoother print; but it can't create detail that wasn't there in the first place.
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