Negative Film Scanner

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  1. McQueen278

    McQueen278 TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for a scanner that is a compromise between price and quality, just as most everyone else is. Does anyone have one they are particularly happy with? I'm looking for one at least 3mp, but it need not be much higher. I also would need the option to scan 120 in standard sizes like 6x6 and not so standard sizes like 6x9. My price range is around $100USD, preferably lower. I've found a lot of options around $75USD, but I have no experience with scanners period and I figured I throw this out there to see what other people are thinking.


     
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    Epson 4490 retails for around $150. It scans 35mm strips, slides, and 120 film. You might be able to find a used one cheaper, but I doubt you'll find anything else that'll scan 120 film for less that'll scan with decent quality anyway. I use the 4490 myself. See my flickr link for scan examples.
     
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    <$100 is pretty low for quality to even be considered in the "compromise."

    That said I highly recommend the plustek OpticFilm 7200... it's a very high resolution 35mm film scanner for about $185:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=film scanner&x=0&y=0

    Doh! I just saw that you need to scan 120.... my best advice is to look for a deal on ebay, or keep saving your $$.
     
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