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Best film scanners?

by nnebelsick / April 7, 2012 8:14 AM PDT

Looking for the very best film scanner with the software to back it up. . I am looking for an auto feed option.

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This is the most highly recommended brand I know of
by Steven Haninger / April 7, 2012 9:56 AM PDT
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I have seen these
by nnebelsick / April 7, 2012 1:09 PM PDT

Im looking for an auto feed feature, and these are out dated to work with current computers. I would like to go with a Nikon, but they are all used and for the price its hard to trust a used one.

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You didn't mention the format so I went generic
by Steven Haninger / April 7, 2012 8:35 PM PDT
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I'll presume 35mm to the old 120 and 620 formats. You said you wanted the very best so I'm presuming price is no barrier. As well, if you use multiple formats, getting the very best means a scanner for each format. In that case, you look for such that professionals would buy for their business use. Most of these scanners aren't used by those individuals for their own photography work but to offer scanning services for sale. Of course you know that there's no such thing as a scanner that can do justice to film emulsions which capture information at the level of molecules rather than pixels. Never will a digitized image made by a scanner capture all of the information on a film frame either. With that said, I might recommend you take this to some professional photography forum rather than technology ones. I'll recommend a decent web site by a person named Ken Rockwell. You can google his name, find his site, give more details as to your goals and see if he can steer you in the right direction. Good luck.

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Thanks for your help
by nnebelsick / April 8, 2012 3:02 AM PDT

I ended up picking
Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner
Just because it can be used for multi formats and has two lenses for different applications.

Im going to try it out and if I ont like it send it back!


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Ok, so you went flatbed with adapter
by Steven Haninger / April 8, 2012 7:21 PM PDT
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I've a V600 and have used it for film negatives and color slides. It's not good for heavy production work but I've found it's LED light source and digital ICE w/infra red to do a very decent job compared to my old HP scanner with adapter. I've done hundreds of negatives and slides. It's labor intensive but works fine for my purposes. It may not be your ideal but hopefully will work out.

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