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Old 12-07-08, 12:22 AM
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Can anyone recommend a good scanner that does 35mm (camera) negatives?

Looking for a good scanner that does 35mm (camera) negatives. Any recommendations would be great

Old 12-07-08, 10:51 AM
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Don't you need something that will do 2400 pixel/inch (and better) for negatives? That can't be a cheap proposition for a legal paper size scanner.
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I don't have any personal experience scanning slides. However, Amazon has an Epson scanner that has 6400 dpi on sale for under $200 right now:


From the reviews, it looks like the software included with the scanner is for the most part sub-par, and if you have Vista you may want to download the drivers from Epson's site to ensure they're up to date and Vista compatible.
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That depends to a large extent on what you consider "good." I use a Nikon 5000 ED.

It's 4000 dpi. It has a system that automatically removes scratches and it does a fantastic job (so good I've just been rescanning images I scanned with my previous scanner instead of trying to fix them in Photoshop) --but since it's based on differences between color layers it doesn't work with b&w film (unless it's chromogenic). By this I mean, the auto scratch removal doesn't work with b&w film --the scanner still produces great images.

It's not what I'd consider cheap either --goes for about $1,000. But that Epson V500 mentioned above seems to be a pretty good scanner at a pretty good price. It's got good reviews on B&H, which I'd credit more than the reviews on Amazon. I'd probably buy the Epson myself at that $175 price, considering the reviews and how infrequently I use the one I have.

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