Best film to PC transfer?

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  1. dasser

    dasser TPF Noob!

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Hi - I've just got a great deal on an eos-600 and kit because I fancied getting back into film after being a digital convert for a while. My question is what method would you recommend for transferring the images onto pc? I need high res. transfers because I'm an artist and manipulate/use the images in all sorts of mixed media work.
    I've heard about film scanners and prints-to-cd but will I get the quality I need at an affordable price?

    Thanks in advance.

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    A good quailty film scanner, but it will cost. Although I've heard good things about the Plustek scanners which are pretty cheap
     
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    Ive got a low end prime film auto scanner and it is fine, but it is about the same quality as a drugstore scan. I would go with a high quality scanner for real serious scans.

    The one big difference I can see between scanned negs and the digital camera images is that in the transfer you get all the problems you got with printing film. Ie grain, dust contrast build up. I have tried the antidust software but it seems to change the whole picture not just the dust spot itself. Then again I didn't spend a lot of time with it.
     
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    Definitely a dedicated film scanner if you are looking for High Res scanns. It will be cheaper than having them done by someone like A&I in the long run. I have a Nikon Coolscan 5000 and it's gives excellent scans of Slides and Negatives. The Nikon Coolscan V is cheaper but should give comprable results. Just not as many options for types of adaptors.
     

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