Scanning 35mm negatives at home

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    For those of you who do it, what scanner are you using and what do you think of it? I shoot both color and B&W, and I'm getting to the point where picking up a scanner would be more economical than getting CDs when I develop. Thanks.


     
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    I needed a printer that would make good quality 8x10 glossy (both BW & Color), so I
    purchased a Canon MP990. It has a flm scanner built into the top of it that produces
    very good scans.

    Canon Pixma MP990 review
     
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    i've been using a canon 8800f. It can scan 35mm and 120mm, and is reasonably priced.
     
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    I don't scan much 35mm any more...I'm still limping along with a Minolta ScanDual...
     
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    I had an epson 750m. it allows wet mount if you want to get real fancy.
     
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    I use the Nikon Coolscan V ED and am quite please with its performance; makes a 70Mb tiff of one image with excellent resolution.
     
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    V700 is good for quanity, since you can scan 24 negatives at a time. Hand fed 35mm film scanners typically hold the film flatter and hence produce slightly better results, but are SLOW to use.
     
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    i am in the same boat as the original poster, i know alot of the flat bed scanners do great with MF but not so great with 35mm, after much research i decided to go with the canon pixma mp990, i cant wait to get it, should be here in two days. ive heard it scans 35mm well and on top of that its an awesome printer, all for $140.
     
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    Erm, well; sorry to be the pauper here but i've been able to try a couple of
    slide scanners and found them good but very slow. I really didnt want to
    spend a fortune on a scanner and forever copying the slides/negs.

    I bought an old Tokina Video Slide Copier for £8 off fleabay and it was one of
    the best things i got. It screws onto the filter ring and its like shedding peas.

    Push a slide into the end of it and click, its done, i did around a 100 in just
    over an hour, try that with the average scanner. The quality is fine for what
    i need... This was taken about 25 years ago on 400 film...

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    My needs go beyond just 35mm. I scan many old roll and sheet film negs in my collection of old family images in addition to my earlier film work that included 120 and 4x6. My choice has also been the EPSON v700. I'm very pleased with the results it delivers.
     

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