120 film scanner

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  1. Coldow91

    Coldow91 TPF Noob!

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    Does anybody know of a good 120 film scanner? I have CanoScan 4200F that scans 35mm but not 120. I have looked and found a couple like the [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Epson 4990 and the Epson 3200. I don't really want to spend that much and will probably buy used. Does anyone have any experience with these scanners?

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  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The Nikon Coolscan 9000 does an excellent job and will scan up to 120 film with ease. This is the current model. I have a 8000 and it does a terrific job as well. Neither is cheap, I picked up a mint 8000 a few months ago for about $1200. At max. resolution it yields 81 Mega Pixel files from a 2 1/4" Sq. neg, 9000X9000 pixel files, about 250 MB TIFF files each. The quality is simply outstanding. IMHO, I would stay away from flatbed scanners unless you only have a very few to scan or quality is low on your priority list.
     

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