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  1. medecin1

    medecin1 TPF Noob!

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    what is the best scanner for 35mmfilm and slide film on the market? what would be the most economical method to scan approx 5,000 negs?
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    well... to achieve the best results it is better to scan a print.. even when it is 9x13 cm you'll get better results than scanning negs on home scanner... but I know it is impossible to take 5000 prints and scan them... I cannot help yo with choosing a scaner but I just found a great article in the newspaper about scanning negs and how to improve pictures like those in PS, I can rewrite/translate it if you want
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I personally like the one I use, OpticFilm 7200 by Plustek. I got it at http://www.tigerdirect.com for about $200.00 plus shipping. It's been great so far for me.
     
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    The best film scanner might be the ICG 380 drum scanner, which is 12,000dpi and is upwards of $10,000. But for something on a mortal's budget, the plustek that Mitica mentioned I have heard is quite good. I have a Minolta Dimage Dual Scan IV, which isn't bad, although I am not all too crazy for the results from it (which could just be because I'm picky). So based on what I have heard about it, I would probably reccomend the Plustek.
     

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