Epson 3200 w. glass-framed slides?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Mikael Niku, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Mikael Niku

    Mikael Niku Guest


    Trying to find an affordable scanner for 35 mm slides, I had the opportunity
    to test the Epson 3200.
    The image quality might be enough for my current purposes, but in the short
    time available, I couldn't produce a sharp scan of slides in the 'normal'
    glass frames (those pretty thick ones). A thin frame without glass was fine.

    Anyone have any experience in this? Is it possible to do such slides with
    this scanner? The problem is, we have heaps of old slides, and it would be
    nice to be able to scan them without needing to remove all the frames.

    How is it actually with real film scanners such as the Nikon 4000ED --- I
    suppose you CAN scan with frames, but does it seriously affect the image

    Yes, I know, getting a film scanner with all those dust-removals and
    automatic feeders would cut the amount of work, but it's a question of

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    Mikael Niku, Jan 28, 2004
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    MikeWhy Guest


    I mount individual frames in A/N glass mounts to rescan for the final image.
    I don't know how this relates to your "pretty thick". I don't know that they
    improve the image much, but I do know that the image doesn't degrade. I only
    feel better that I know that the film can't be made any flatter than the
    glass mounts hold them.

    I am not aware of any focusing issues, but you should know that the 3200
    does not have controllable focus, while some dedicated scanners do. I have
    not noticed any defects related to focusing and sharpness. I also use third
    party film carriers that are quite a bit thicker, and so holds the film
    farther from the glass, than the carriers supplied by Epson. There is no
    discernable difference in sharpness attributable to focus in using any of
    the three methods.
    MikeWhy, Jan 29, 2004
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