Flat bed scanner


DeSilver Plus
12 14 12 England
22 Jan 2014 8:04AM
Hi, I want to know from EPZ people what they think is the best for quality and ease of use flat bed scanner. I intend to buy one that is capable of scanning both 35mm and 120 7 X 8cm negs. Also will capture images from pictures. I know that it is possible to pay many thousands of pounds for them but I was hoping to pay around 150 to 180 for one. I have looked on different websites and at the moment I'm tending to go for a canon or epson. I'm not bothered if it is new or secondhand. It is for domestic use and not industrial use. So which one do you think is the best.

David.

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JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 12:51PM
I thought you got dedicated ones for 35mm film negs;
Wow 120 7 X 8cm negs that is massive.

I'm assuming 1200dpi would be not much for 35mm film.
Lomography make a cheapish adapter so that your mobile phone scans negs, but I'm assuming you need much more quality/throughput
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 82 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 4:49PM
Epson V500 !.......I use one for slides, 35mm & 120 film negs. & the glass platen will cover A4 !!....can't fault it !

But be prepared for lots of cloning out dust, hairs, & scratches afterwards....& if you've used hi-speed film watch the grain show
up like boulders !!.Grin
22 Jan 2014 10:34PM
Another vote here for the v500.

Chris

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