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35mm film / transparency scanners .

Unread post by bucky » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:13 am

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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Re: 35mm film / transparency scanners .

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:25 am

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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Unread post by francoisd » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:49 am

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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Unread post by Klystron » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:08 pm

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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Unread post by bucky » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:31 am

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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Re: 35mm film / transparency scanners .

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:43 am

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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Re: 35mm film / transparency scanners .

Unread post by richardharris » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:32 pm

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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Scanning of slides

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:25 pm

I have what I consider to be a treasure chest of slides that I want to have scanned so that I can post them in various topics on the forum , in particular under People & Conservation - Wilderness Trail Tales .

Can anyone offer advice on where to have this done in Gauteng at a reasonable price and in good quality (I have had poor & costly results before when having negatives duplicated) as I think it could be a costly exercise at the "pro" shops , bearing in mind that there are upwards of about 100 slides in total that I could use in various threads .
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Re: Scanning of slides

Unread post by Tandala » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:54 am

Hi ndloti

I just bought a contraption to scan slides to pc from kalahari.net
Not too expensive. Hopefully I will start the prosess over the weekend.

I will let you know how it went.
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Re: Scanning of slides

Unread post by Klystron » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi Ndloti
I have bought a USB connected scanner made by Ion which can scan slides (mounted in any normal type frames, cardboard or plastic) strips of slides unmounted, strips of negatives or cut negatives all in 35mm. It has some very good software to run things and produces a good enough quality to print Jumbo size pictures. It scans at 300dpi but can interpolate to a higher figure. The cost was R800.00.


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