Scanning negatives. Advice please.

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Hello. I need advice on buying a scanner that will be able to scan my 120 negatives. I'm sort of new to photography, and don't know all of the "ins and outs", but I learning. Most of the scanners that I've come across only mention being able to scan 35mm negatives. I don't know if these will be able to scan my 120 negs. Any help or advice will be much appreciated. Thanks. ;)
 

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The Epson Perfection series (V600, V700, etc.) is pretty popular.

I have a V600. It can scan one strip of 3 frames at a time. The V700/750 can scan two strips of 3 frames at a time.

If they only mention 35mm, that's probably all they can do. Look at the film holders - if it can do 120, you should see a 120 film holder in the pictures of all the stuff they come with.
 
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Thanks for the replies. The V600 looks like it should suit my needs just fine. AWESOME!
 

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When using the epson flatbed scanners its important to find the "sweet spot" in carrier height, experiment with small adjustments until the film grain is crisp.
 
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Thanks for the tip. I plan on getting one in a few weeks. I shot about a half dozen rolls through my Holgas, last summer. I have a kit with a bunch of colored filters, prisms, and a fish eye lens. I shot every where for a few weeks. The beach, a local cemetery, Central Park, and everywhere in between. B&W, color, E 6/X pro. A whole lot of off the cuff / experimental madness lol. Basically, my whole summer was documented with a toy camera. I'm dying to see how it all turns out.
 

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What you want is NIKON 8000 even better 9000 scanner. You will be able to scan in to high end professional result.
 

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What you want is NIKON 8000 even better 9000 scanner. You will be able to scan in to high end professional result.

Yeah, but they still go for about $4000.00 used for the Coolscan 9000 and $2000.00 for the 8000.
The Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro is about $3000.00
 

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I've had some very nice results from my Epson 4870 (predessor to the V series) for scanning 120 negs and transparencies. I haven't printed anything large from the files - 8x10 mostly, but I'm happy with it for the investment I have made.
 

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