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16 Jan 2008 1:39PM
A friend at work has film slides spanning 30 years from his late father and wants to know how to put them onto his pc and so be able to print them. What scanner gadget would be best for doing this in terms of image quality. Appreciate your time thanks

Geoffphoto 15 13.5k United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:42PM
Nikon Coolscan, details here from EPZ shop.

I've got one and they're the business, if you can afford it !!
16 Jan 2008 1:46PM
Thanks Geoff, can it scan slides, how does it do that? Im not quite up to speed with this doh...
SandyMiller 15 932 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:46PM
Have you got the V or the 5000 Geoff? I seem to be getting the impression that there isn't much in it in terms of image quality between the 2?
User_Removed 16 4.9k England
16 Jan 2008 1:51PM
Cheaper if you know someone with a Film/Slide scanner to scan them onto a CD, Memory stick, etc.

Barring that, any local Photo shop should be able scan them to CD.

Geoffphoto 15 13.5k United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:52PM
I've actually got an old Coolscan IV, it is due for replacement soon but it works just fine and I don't think that you need the 5000 unless you are doing a heap of work for the commercial market.

And yes Colin, it will scan slides, negs and B&W negs straight onto your computer as it makes a digital image from the slide or neg.
SandyMiller 15 932 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 1:54PM
Thanks for that. Most obliged.
User_Removed 16 4.9k England
16 Jan 2008 3:00PM

Didn't read your OP correctly.

Ignore my previous post.

Obviously the Slides are impossible to replace.

Don't risk them being damaged, by trusting them to any High street Photoshop.

There are scanning companies and individuals An example..not a recommendation, as I haven't used the service who provide a more reliable service.
If you don't know a local scanning service.
Or, have a friend who has a slide scanner.

17 Jan 2008 12:51AM
Thanks everyone


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