*cheap*Film scanners

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  1. Trevor Weaver

    Trevor Weaver TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking to buy a cheap 35mm film scanner. I'm considering just getting a cheap flatbed, but I'm not sure. My budget is $100~150. Superb quality, and extra features are unneeded. I'm a broke student who just wants to convert film to digital format for printing/archiving purposes. I've searched the forums for other threads, but all of the suggested scanners were like $400+ and even past the 1K mark.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Smith2688

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    Epson 4490.

    Superb quality? Doubtful you're going to get that for $100 - $150. How big do you plan on printing the scans?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Using a flatbed with the proper film holder, would fit your budget and would probably give you decent (not great) results.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Scower E-bay, you might get lucky and be able to sneak away with one of those 1K scanners for around your price range. I got one for just under 200.

    If not look around B&H or a local office supply store for a film enabled Canon LiDE, they are usually very inexpencive and work well for their price. I have seen them starting around $80 (UDS). With that price range superb is unlikely, but they should be sufficient for you.
     

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