Best Flatbed Scanner for Proofing 35mm Negatives

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by InterceptPoint, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. I have just purchased a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III for 35mm slide
    and negative scanning and am quite pleased with the performance and
    the quality of the scans.

    I am now looking for a flatbed scanner that would let me scan 35mm
    negatives mounted in notebook style PrintFile brand 35mm negative
    preservers for proofing/identification purposes. Mounted in this
    fashion, I could scan up to 35 negatives in one shot. The quality of
    this scan does not have to be good enough for a final print, just good
    enough to ID the subject of the picture. This would let me easily find
    negatives for scanning in the Dual III.

    Any opinions or advice on the best choice for a flatbed scanner for
    this purpose would be greatly appreciated.
    InterceptPoint, Oct 19, 2003
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    Loren Coe Guest

    i would be more interested if there even _is_ such a beastie. --Loren
    Loren Coe, Oct 19, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    Yeah, there is such an animal. You can't use one of those mirror
    arrangements, you need a lighted panel under the lid. HP has one or two
    models like that.
    Jeremy, Oct 19, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Won't do an area larger than 4 x 5, but the Epson 3200 and 3200 Pro are
    excellent flat bed scanners with light sources built into their lids.
    Matt Clara, Oct 21, 2003
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    Loren Coe Guest

    Yikes! is this product the reason the Minolta film scanners are being
    blown out? please don't tell me...., i just bot a Minolta. --Loren
    Loren Coe, Oct 21, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    you might try the comp.periphs.scanners ng. There are various
    discussions about flatbeds for the purpose you need. Recently a link
    about a new 4800 dpi scanner from Epson for transparencies... in
    Japanese but I guess it will be announced in English eventually.

    Alan Browne, Oct 22, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    "blown out"?
    Which Minolta did you buy...?
    Alan Browne, Oct 22, 2003
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    Loren Coe Guest

    "Dimage Scan Multi", the same as some folks have mentioned in recent
    posts, except i don't know about the I, II, or III. the doc i got
    doesn't list any such suffix. don't have the vendor info handy,
    but it was about 320.00 delivered.

    will send or post more details if interested. --Loren
    Loren Coe, Oct 22, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Matt Clara, Oct 22, 2003
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