Slide & Film Scanner

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by joconn, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. joconn

    joconn TPF Noob!

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    I received a flyer in the mail today advertising a scanner with the following features:

    35MM film scanner
    5.0 megapixels CMOS sensor equals to 1829 dpi enhanced 3600 dpi
    10 bits per colour channel for data conversion
    fixed focus
    Auto exposure control
    Auto colour balance
    3 white LED back light light source
    Includes editing software
    $149.85 Canadian plus $20.00 shipping

    I know nothing about scanners. Does this sound like a good deal?

    Joe.
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This sounds like a very cheap camera taking a photo of a negative that is lit from the back by 3 LEDs.

    I doubt you'd get quality up there of a proper film scanner such as the units made by Nikon or Canon, but after building my own DIY rig which does something similar: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...59691-diy-film-scanning-flash-macro-lens.html I would have to say it probably at least matches basic flatbed scanners.
     
  3. joconn

    joconn TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, Garbz. Your input is greatly appreciated.
    Cheers,
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