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Wanted: 35mm Slide And Film Scanner


27 May 2020 9:49PM
Hi

I am after a 35mm Slide And Film Scanner, does anyone have one for sale or recommend one.

Thanks

Rich

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benjibob342 14 44 United Kingdom
28 May 2020 12:32AM
why not get a scanner with attachments
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
28 May 2020 9:39AM
You have some good images in your portfolio Grin

How many slides and filmstrips - and what quality do you want?

Edit ruthlessly if you have a large collection - otherwise lock-down may be long gone before you finish the task.

From 20-25 years ago the Nikon and Minolta dedicated scanners were the best for the task - but the old software does not work on modern computer OS and you have to pay over 100 for current software from other software suppliers.

If you shoot Nikon and have a 60 Nikon macro lens - the ES-2 works fine - but it is one image at a time.
You can get better quality with recent DSLR's and ML than was possible with dedicated scanners. Looking at the quality of your work this option may interest you.

You can use a light box with a high CRI (records all colours well) and a macro 1:1 lens if you have a suitable Lightbox.

Time per image, excluding post processing, is about 1 a minute for any of the above.

This leaves a flatbed scanner with film holders.
These can scan several slides or negatives at once though usually not to the resolution of a high resolution of a digital body.
You also have to edit each scan (of maybe 20 slides) several times to end up with files for each separate slide/negative images.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 679 England
28 May 2020 11:29AM

Quote:you have to pay over 100 for current software from other software suppliers

In fact, as little as 32 currently for VueScan standard and 57 for professional edition. According to their website, Disney, NASA and the US Army use it. At least as good as OEM software and means my Nikon Coolscan continues to be used.

Quote:You can get better quality with recent DSLR's

The Plustek range of dedicated film scanners have a resolution of 7200 dpi and are popular.
Epson flatbeds are similar and with a good DMax.
Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
28 May 2020 8:20PM

Quote:You also have to edit each scan (of maybe 20 slides) several times to end up with files for each separate slide/negative images.

Just to add to dark_lords post my Epson flatbed scans each transparency/negative individually using the supplied holders, so no need to edit to get separate files.

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