High resolution negatives scanner

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  1. Dandy-Warhol

    Dandy-Warhol TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for a negative scanner that can scan at a high resolution to be able to print large formats posters/photos.

    Also a printer that can print these posters/photos.

    Anyone able to point me in some direction?
     
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    The highest dynamic range available on the scanners in my B&H catalog seems to be 4.8. The resolutions very, but that doesn't make much of a difference when scanning 35mm. There is only so much detail you can pull out of a small negative.

    As if it's a surprise I'm going to recommend the Minolta Scan Dual IV. I have the III. For less than $300 it's got a 4.8 dynamic range and 3200 dpi. No scanner in it's class can touch it.
     
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    Thanks! Already found it for a reasonable price :)

    all I need now is a printer that can print poster size :)
     
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    Take a look at the Epson 7600 or 9600.
     
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    can the Epson print poster size?

    say 20x28 inches? (50x70cm)
     
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    Here is the link to that family of printers Epson 7600 & 9000

    Kinda pricey, but would be awesome to own! :D
     
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    The Epson 7600 would be fine and it's not as pricey as I thought they'd be

    :lol:
     
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    Just a thought.... what sort of quality are you expecting to get?
    You arent going to get great prints much bigger than A3 when using 35mm film, the negative just wont have recorded enough information.
     
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    Well, that really depends on how the print will be displayed.

    For example Rick Sammons claims that one of his images taken from a 35mm negative was blown up to "30x60 feet for the Kodak Colorama in New York's Times Square."

    A large print may not be tack sharp hand-held, but from 8 feet away hanging on a wall, it may well be plenty sharp, if the original image was sharp.
     

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