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 Post subject: 35mm film / transparency scanners .
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:13 am 
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Who has experience with slide/35mm film scanners .
I am looking at buying a decent scanner that can also scan
slide film or negatives .

The dedicated film scanners are to expensive for my budget (R8000 upwards) .

People also used to use some sort of light box that fitted on the front of a camera for taking photos of your slides on regular film , for making photos of slides .
Is this posible by using a digital camera to take snaps of slides , and what sort of quality difference is there between this , and the scan method , to digitise slides .


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 Post subject: Re: 35mm film / transparency scanners .
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:25 am 
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I have scanned all my photo's up to the moment my dedicated film scanner died on me. {sniff}
You can buy a dedicated scanner for less then 8000 rand. Have a look at the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV, it sells here for around 300 euro, which would work out to some R2500 if I look at the exchangerate only.
Very good scans, fairly fast, and all you need to do is buy Vuescan as a scanning program. This is the best program you can use, small and very efficient.

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I have scanned all my photo's up to the moment my dedicated film scanner died on me. {sniff}
You can buy a dedicated scanner for less then 8000 rand. Have a look at the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV, it sells here for around 300 euro, which would work out to some R2500 if I look at the exchangerate only.
Very good scans, fairly fast, and all you need to do is buy Vuescan as a scanning program. This is the best program you can use, small and very efficient.


Have the abovementioned scan.
Very satisfied with the results.

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I have a HP scanjet 5590 on my office desk. It comes with a "Transparent material adapter" in which you can place your 35mm slides to scan. I have not yet used this function though.

It has duplex scanning function, OCR software which is very accurate from typed text, etc.

I must one day when I have enough time to set aside start scanning all our 35mm animal disease slides to build a digital library so will get to test it then.

Oh yes. On contract we paid R3520.00 for it last year so I do not know if you still get this model.

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Thanks for the feedback , I am battling to find much on the minolta dimage scan , and when i google i get loads of cameras .

Will go hunting a bit at the shops this weekend .


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I have a Genius HR-7 USB scanner that has a light in the movable part and as a result can scan slides or negatives. It has a set of adaptor plates to mask the size you are doing. The resolution is not too good, the manufacturer claiming a large number which escapes me now, but it really gives 9600 dpi which is OK for normal purposes. I bought it in Feb 2001 for R1400-00, so there is no doubt a newer and cheaper model available now. It is a normal looking older type desk top scanner.


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Have bought a cannon 4200f scanner for now , it can scan slides as well as being a regular scanner , will soon see the results .


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Have been using a Epson 4990 for the past 4 years and scanned well over 4000 slides, all perfect. A little big but fantastic quality and price should be contained, can't remember the exact cost but should be around 250/300 euro.

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I suppose it depends on how many you have to scan and the required quality. There are at least two add-on devices which attach to lenses available in the UK. Cost, I think, £50 and £120, or there about. The cheaper one got a pretty good review recently.

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 Post subject: Re: 35mm film / transparency scanners .
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Hi All, I'm selling my Nikon LS4000 if anyone is interested. Please PM me for more info.

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 Post subject: Re: 35mm film / transparency scanners .
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It's now sold. Thanks for the enquiries...

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