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Which flat scanner is good?


kombizz 10 592 1 United States
9 Nov 2011 6:34AM
I searched in google and found a nice German one, Hasselblad Flextight X5 Scanner ?
I found it expensive, but not sure how good it is?
Is it better than Nikon or Minolta one?
Thanks

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mikehit Plus
5 7.4k 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 11:28AM
If you want to spen $9,000 go ahead. At that price I can't be bothered finding out how good it is - and I bloody well hope it is better than Nikon ones.
What research have you done?
keithh Plus
11 23.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
9 Nov 2011 11:32AM
No research required - one of the very best
JackAllTog Plus
6 4.1k 58 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 1:36PM
The a4 "Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Scanner" is on my wish list 65. I'm just waiting for a reason to need it.
kombizz 10 592 1 United States
9 Nov 2011 2:03PM

Quote:If you want to spen $9,000 go ahead. At that price I can't be bothered finding out how good it is - and I bloody well hope it is better than Nikon ones.
What research have you done?


I am looking for high Res flat/ film scanner, and I found Canon CAN, so I might can!
Big Bri 13 15.8k United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 3:53PM
I have a Canon LiDE, it's dreadful.
JJGEE 10 6.5k 18 England
9 Nov 2011 3:56PM
You can hire the Flextight by the hour at the Pro Centre in London for around 60
kombizz 10 592 1 United States
9 Nov 2011 6:10PM

Quote:I have a Canon LiDE, it's dreadful.

What is the RES of it?
Thanks
Railcam 8 495 Scotland
9 Nov 2011 8:35PM
I use an Epson Perfection 4870 Photo, which gives excellent results. The current evolution is the V700 model or, if you can afford it, the V750. It seems to be well regarded in reviews.
Big Bri 13 15.8k United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 9:05PM
I've used many Epson models in our photo kiosks over the years, and they have all produced pretty good results. My old HP one was good as well, but not supported on Win7, so I bought the LiDE. It's rubbish.
classcams 5 117
10 Nov 2011 8:21AM
Sometimes you can download a driver from EPSON to make your flatbed compatible. I Have an EPSON 4870 still in use.
13 Nov 2011 4:20PM
My guess is you want to scan slides.
If so dedicated film scanners have a D max advantage over flat bed scanners.
For 35mm slides the Minolta has had no support for years. The Nikon LS 5000 is out of production - and the software provided does not support anything later than Vista 32 bit.
The Nikon LS 8000 for 35mm and medium format is still listed, but as far as I know is also limited to Vista 32 bit.
On paper the recently introduced Reflecta RPS 7200 is better than the Minolta or LS 5000 but I know very little about the Reflecta.
The price seems to be around 500. They are distributed in the UK by www.kenro.co.uk and have a D-max of 3.6 which from memory is not as good as Nikon.
kombizz 10 592 1 United States
14 Nov 2011 6:04AM

Quote:My guess is you want to scan slides.
If so dedicated film scanners have a D max advantage over flat bed scanners.
For 35mm slides the Minolta has had no support for years. The Nikon LS 5000 is out of production - and the software provided does not support anything later than Vista 32 bit.
The Nikon LS 8000 for 35mm and medium format is still listed, but as far as I know is also limited to Vista 32 bit.
On paper the recently introduced Reflecta RPS 7200 is better than the Minolta or LS 5000 but I know very little about the Reflecta.
The price seems to be around 500. They are distributed in the UK by www.kenro.co.uk and have a D-max of 3.6 which from memory is not as good as Nikon.



Thank you for your recent info.
20 Nov 2011 8:32PM

Quote:
On paper the recently introduced Reflecta RPS 7200 is better than the Minolta or LS 5000 but I know very little about the Reflecta.
The price seems to be around 500.


It is listed by Park cameras at one penny less than 320 on page 49 Christmas supplement in the 26th November edition of AP.
It would be nice if the Dmax was over 4.0 - especially if you have Velvia slides. On the other hand it should have more resolution at nearly half the price of the Nikon LS5000 when it was still on sale.

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