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    Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Hi. whats the best scanner for scanning 35mm negetive films?

    budget is £150.

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    I've always found my "Canon Lide" scanner to be capable of most tasks, although the 4800dpi may not be enough resolution for you scanning negatives.
    However, the higher end Lide scanner, the 700F has up to 9600dpi scanning ability, specifically for film etc... and it should come in well under your budget
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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Film flatness is an important part of scanning film properly- I would look at a dedicated 35mm negative scanner on Ebay although make sure you get one which is properly supported under Windows 7. Some of the more expensive flatbed scanners are quite decent too but they come with dedicated negative holders.

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    anyone tried the epson v500 scanner? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-Perfec...4747440&sr=8-1

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    anyone tried the epson v500 scanner? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-Perfec...4747440&sr=8-1
    No, I haven't, but Epson's V-series are pretty damn good at film scanning, if the higher-end ones are anything to go by (like the V700/V750, which are significantly outside your budget.)

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    I have used the V700/V750 and the scan quality is pretty decent. The V500 from what I have read does seem decent for the price,however,the Plustek 7400 is worth having a look at IMHO:

    http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/181...er=Froogle.csv

    It is a dedicated 35MM scanner.

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    .... however,the Plustek 7400 is worth having a look at IMHO:....

    It is a dedicated 35MM scanner.
    Hmmm. That reminds me, I've got a Plustek 35mm film scanner here that's never even been used. I must look up what it is. It's SCSI, though, IIRC.

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I have used the V700/V750 and the scan quality is pretty decent. The V500 from what I have read does seem decent for the price,however,the Plustek 7400 is worth having a look at IMHO:

    http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/181...er=Froogle.csv

    It is a dedicated 35MM scanner.
    better then the v500? why do you recommend that over the v500?

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    better then the v500? why do you recommend that over the v500?
    The V500 is a flatbed scanner with negative adaptors. The 7400 is a dedicated negative scanner. The 7400 AFAIK can scan negatives at a higher resolution than the V500 but the latter has ICE which will make dust removal from scanned images easier. TBH,I would do some reading up on what suits you better.

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    I also do have some experience of scanning 35MM negatives myself as I have used a Minolta Scan Elite which had ICE and one of the higher end 8000 series Canoscan flatbed scanners which had FARE.
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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    I've got the V500/ It's a good scanner, and will do 35mm and MF, but it won't do LF.

    I don't regret getting the V500, If I could be bothered to shoot more film and dev it, the scanner would see far more use.

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The V500 is a flatbed scanner with negative adaptors. The 7400 is a dedicated negative scanner. The 7400 AFAIK can scan negatives at a higher resolution than the V500 but the latter has ICE which will make dust removal from scanned images easier. TBH,I would do some reading up on what suits you better.

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    I also do have some experience of scanning 35MM negatives myself as I have used a Minolta Scan Elite which had ICE and one of the higher end 8000 series Canoscan flatbed scanners which had FARE.
    im reading some reviews and they say that if you scan at 7400, it makes the images look very grainy. Also people say the software is pants and difficult to work with

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    Re: Good Scanner for scanning negetive 35mm film?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    im reading some reviews and they say that if you scan at 7400, it makes the images look very grainy. Also people say the software is pants and difficult to work with
    It is probably grain aliasing IMHO. However,if you are serious about scanning you should be using software like Vuescan or Silverfast and make sure you have calibrated your screen.
    Print film does tend to be harder to scan than slide film and scans tend to look granier.

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