What's the best flatbed scanner for the money?

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  1. railman44

    railman44 TPF Noob!

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    We film people want to know. Points of consideration: 1. ease of setup and use, 2. quality of picture scan. Any suggestions appreciated!


     
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    I like the CanoScan range, however in my latest edition of photography monthly they state that if you want to scan prints, negs or transparencies then the one to have is the Epson Perfection 2580 Photo which costs in the UK about £85 so in USD thats about $158. Not too pricey for something that rates highly and has a bunch of photograph specific features.
     
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    I have a canoscan 8400F. Once youve fooled with the scanning settings, the scans come out really well. And for 140 delivered, Im not complaining.
     
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    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Something else you may want to consider is if you are going to be scanning film negatives and what sizes you are going to want to scan. Although most scan 35mm negs a lot do not scan medium format or larger. Microtek and some of the higher end epsons do, and I think most of the canoscan do too. I've used epson for years and have gotten great results from paintings, drawings, photos, and negs. Hope this helps some.
     
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    If you have the money, check out Linotype Hell. One of the best flatbeds you can get for the money. Will happily scan 10x8 negs and even do you contact sheets.

    http://www.mpgsystems.com/scanners_linotype.htm
     

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