Epson 2850 scanner v's Canon 5200F scanner

Discussion in 'Canon' started by headrippa, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. headrippa

    headrippa Guest

    Anyone have either of these scanners ? Was just wondering about how
    they go scanning negatives from 35mm photos.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    headrippa, Jan 13, 2005
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  2. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but..
    No flatbed scanner can scan 35mm film as good as a dedecated film scanner.
    No dedicated film scanner can scan film as good as a Drum scanner. If you
    are lucky you might manage to get one of these consumer scanners to make a
    scan good enough for a top quality, 5"x7" print which will look like it was
    taken with a decent camera. An A4 size print *WILL* look a triffle soft and
    the larger you go, the less likely you are to be happy with the results.

    These scanners are about 300 dpi scanners. Yeah, I know all about the 3000
    and 4000 dpi settings but they are not true "Optical" resolution, just a
    marketing ploy. Also at high resolution they will take forever to finish the
    scan - provided you have enough memory for it! Not unusual to take 20
    minutes to scan 1, 35mm frame at full resolution with dust removal active. 3
    megapixel (Olympus quality) digitals will make much bigger, sharper and
    better defined prints and they cost about the same as the scanners do.
    Unless of course you already have the negs!

    One Million Pictures, Jan 13, 2005
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  3. headrippa

    headrippa Guest


    Yer its just to scan my negatives that I have now, I only use digital
    now and want to get these scanned and backed up.

    headrippa, Jan 13, 2005
  4. Hi,
    I would buy a dedicated 35mm scanner - most of the new ones from Minolta
    or Nikon are very good for their price. If you consider to scan other
    formats as well, then I would spend a bit more money and buy the Epson
    4870 Photo. It is really good for a flatbed scanner under $500,00 !
    You can read my review of it (but it deals with medium format and large
    format negs/sides) on my website:
    rgds George
    Dr. Georg N.Nyman, Jan 14, 2005
  5. headrippa

    headrippa Guest

    Could you give me some prices on these Minolta and Nikon dedicated 35mm
    scanners please sir..... thanks
    headrippa, Jan 14, 2005
  6. Just remember these prices will probably be in US Dollars! In his earlier
    post Dr. Georg N.Nyman wrote that the price of an Epson 4870 is less than
    $500. TheRRP in Australia is closer to $900! You can probably get one of
    them on Ebay for about $800.

    Gerrit 't Hart, Jan 14, 2005
  7. Sorry I meant $700.
    Slip of the fing!

    Gerrit 't Hart, Jan 14, 2005
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    Russ Guest

    Epson are also bringing out the 4990 which looks like it should be the dogz
    bollox: Perfection 4870 Photo Scanner - Australia.htm
    Russ, Jan 14, 2005
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    headrippa Guest

    headrippa, Jan 14, 2005
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    Lyn Guest

    Thanks for posting the AIMM link Russ, I can't even find this scanner on the
    Australian Epson site yet!
    Lyn, Jan 17, 2005
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