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...

    [​IMG]
     
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