Film scanner

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  1. Ihaveaquestion

    Ihaveaquestion TPF Noob!

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    What do I look for when deciding what film scanner to get?


    Im lost?



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    Talk about a broad question!

    Errr.. budget? $20,000? $200?

    When you've figured that out, start with looking at what you're scanning - is it just 35mm negs, medium format, prints, all of the above?

    Then go to a review site on the web and compare models from the major manufacturers. There are important factors like resolution, image processing (dust & scratches, sharpening etc.), scan time, ease of use, compatibility (mac / PC / Linux)

    If you can be more specific, someone will doubtless have first hand experience of a product and be able to help you further.

    Good luck.

    Rob
     
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    Ihaveaquestion TPF Noob!

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    Oh, Sorry.

    I'm looking for a 35mm film scanner. From around $200 to $600. With good image quality.



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    Well another thing you are looking for is the DPI. If you have one that is 7200, it's going to be much better than say like 4200. The best thing to do is google it. Search for 35mm film scanner reviews or tests.. something like that. There is alot of reviews on the net for that stuff. Good luck :)
     

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