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  1. #11
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    I have this one by Epson and I've been happy with it. You or your friend might want to read up on some of its reviews. It's within his budget, too. It won't scan really large photos, but for smaller photos, film, and slides, it has options to scan in at a high resolution.


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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    Thanks everyone for your input. I will let my buddy know.
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I have this one by Epson and I've been happy with it. You or your friend might want to read up on some of its reviews. It's within his budget, too. It won't scan really large photos, but for smaller photos, film, and slides, it has options to scan in at a high resolution.
    Hark, would it be possible for you to post a 35mm slide scan you've done with your Epson V600? Or I can PM you with my e-mail address and you could send me the jpg so that I can see it in detail if that would be okay. After returning two HP models for lousy quality, I'm leaning toward a V600. Thank you.

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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    Hark, would it be possible for you to post a 35mm slide scan you've done with your Epson V600? Or I can PM you with my e-mail address and you could send me the jpg so that I can see it in detail if that would be okay. After returning two HP models for lousy quality, I'm leaning toward a V600. Thank you.
    I will need to rescan something--what I scanned previously was done by a different computer with an uncalibrated monitor. Will take a few days as this computer isn't set up to work with the scanner but will be the better computer to use.
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    Oh, thank you!
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

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    Oh, thank you!
    BTW, I haven't used it in quite some time...and can't remember what file formats it scans as, but I'm pretty sure TIF was an option (as well as jpeg). The scanned files can be huge depending upon the size you choose.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    A jpg would be perfectly fine. That's the format I'd be doing my scans in. No hurry hark. Thanks again!
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    Need a slide and film scanner
    @Sandpatch please PM me your email for a scanned jpeg from a 35mm film. You preview the results first.

    There are a lot of options to choose from before scanning. You can get an idea:

    Need a slide and film scanner-epson.jpg
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    One of the best methods is to use the Nikon 60mm Macro with slide adapter. That will give you 24MP RAW (if you use the bodies with 24MP sensors). The RAW file will then be processed as a normal photograph.
    Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter
    Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter 3213 B&H Photo Video
    Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Lens 1987 B&H Photo Video

    Though together they will be quite expensive, you gain a 60mm Macro, when you are not copying.

    The problem with flat bed scanners is both the quality and low resolution. At 1200 DPI optical resolution (that is what most flat bed scanners can achieve), a 35mm film ( 1.5" x 1") will give 3K x 2K = 6MP image, where as even a D70 will give 7MP and the D3300/D610/D750 a 24MP.

    Another step while scanning a film negative, is that you have to process it further
    . Get rid of the Orange tint
    . Invert colours
    There are lot of articles on the net with various solutions for copying slides and processing colour film negatives.
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    Re: Need a slide and film scanner

    Thanks aroy. I was looking at the Nikon ES-1, but it seems that it also requires a tube adapter and I was thinking through how I'd keep everything consistently set up for thousands of slides. I need to look this option again. The upscale Epson V700 actually includes a focusing lens below the glass to overcome the usual flat bed scanner shortcomings with slides.

    hark's copies of 35mm slides using an Epson V600 look pretty good, even without editing. I'm thinking of going the V600 route and seeing what develops (pardon the pun). <g>





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