Best slide scanner

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Bob W, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Bob W

    Bob W Guest

    I would like to buy a scanner to copy my slides (have thousands). I am more
    interested in quality and possibly ease of operation than price. I would be
    grateful for the groups recomendations. Thank you.
    Bob W, Oct 1, 2003
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  2. Hi

    Try looking at the new Minolta 5400

    Venlig hilsen/best regards

    René Ernst Nielsen

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    René Ernst Nielsen, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. Bob W

    pioe(rmv) Guest

    Well, according to the users it needs up to 15 minutes to scan one
    negative with ICE activated.

    Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway
    pioe(rmv), Oct 1, 2003
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    Mike Marty Guest

    Get one with an automatic slide feeder. Then you can just pop a stack of
    a hundred slides in, start scanning and go to sleep.
    Mike Marty, Oct 1, 2003
  5. Bob W

    Alan Browne Guest

    6 minutes in my case. (Celeron 2.4GHz, 1 GB, Firewire). Buying a
    firewire board ($20) shaved 4-5 minutes from the time. I'll eventually
    buy a P4 and see how that helps.

    Considering that a full frame @5400 is 40 Mega-pix, I'm not shocked that
    an ICE scan takes as long as it does...

    BTW, most of my scans are sans-ICE/GEM, and a full frame scan of a slide
    is about 50 seconds.
    See lower left image from: which Simon Stanmore put
    together using one of my (non-ICE, non- sharpened) scans and his own D10
    images (for yet another film v. digital debate).

    Some users are getting under 4 minutes. (faster processor?)

    Alan Browne, Oct 1, 2003
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    Mike Marty Guest

    Mike Marty, Oct 1, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I really don't know. Simon took that shot. I suspect it is some
    edifice in the UK.

    I like the perspective on your pic, though some might find it
    exagerated. Trees seem way under so I'll guess slide film.

    Alan Browne, Oct 1, 2003
  8. Bob W

    Alan Browne Guest

    That would be nice wouldn't it... however best slide scanning takes
    place when one adjusts the scan parameters from slide to slide. If you
    have a batch of slides of the same film and similar lighting, then a
    batch approach works.

    I put 4 slides in the slide holder, slap it in and go to dinner, then
    another 4 at bedtime, another 4 before leaving for work ... (actually I
    don't do all this every day, but you get the point).

    "Working" a scan prior to archive or print takes a lot longer than the
    scan time ... including with ICE...

    Alan Browne, Oct 1, 2003
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    Flame Guest

    Minolta Scan dual 3
    Flame, Oct 5, 2003
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