Negative Scanner for Mac around $200?

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  1. Cinka

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    I'm going to back into film for fun art projects and just got a Holga (yay!). I figure, for me to be proactive about it, I should get a negative scanner - that way I won't sit on the negatives for months/years.

    Can anyone recommend a negative scanner for around $200? I've been looking and they all seem to be semi-low quality. I really can't afford anything else ATM, but would like decent quality. And like most people, I have tons of old negatives in the closet I'd like to scan. Must also work with Mac.

    Thanks!!
     
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    ... You just said two things that eliminate my suggestion, lol. Mac and Holga.

    I like the OpticFilm scanners, but I don't think they're compatible with Mac, and they only scan 35mm.

    For medium format under $200, you're probably going to be looking at a flatbed with film capabilities...
     
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    * Medium format dedicated scanners are fairly expensive... Nikon 9000 for example.
    * Optic Film scanners 7300 and later support Mac (as I recall). I am not fan of plustek.
    * The other option are flatbed scanners designed for photographic film. They are all pretty low performers ~except~ one. The V-series from Epson. V700 has proven to be a very competitive product.



    remember... buying a scanner is like buy a DSLR. and so is the cost.
     
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    ...Still 35mm only though.
     
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    You'll need a flatbed to scan medium format. The epson perfection series is pretty good.
     

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