Epson V10 and V100

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by RSKT, Jun 16, 2008.

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    RSKT Guest

    I upgrade my scanner to an Epson V10 because I needed a low cost solution to
    scan my 35mm film into digital images.
    But to my horror, it took 12min at medium quality to scan 1 strip alone. I'm
    wondering if this is "normal" speed and whether I can do much better with
    the more costly V100 or V300 scanners instead?
    I have an Epson R210 so would prefer to stick with Epson. I don't mind canon
    but I don't think they have a film scanner for their lower end models.
    Thanks in advance!
    RSKT, Jun 16, 2008
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    RSKT Guest

    Thanks tomm42/Michael
    Problem is I reduced the res to as low as 300 before getting a scan speed
    for a single film strip of 12min.
    Of course the time doubles when I set to 600. 4 min would have been very
    acceptable to me for 4000ppi!

    I noticed the scan quality is average a best and there is no discernible
    difference between 300 and 600 dpi (on my computer screen anyway). I'm
    wondering if its because my system is bloated, or its my hardware issue (AMD
    Athlon XP 2600+ with 2GB RAM). Assuming its the scanner issue, are you
    saying an upgrade from V10 to V700 would be significant as far as speed is

    Thanks for the replies! :)
    RSKT, Jun 16, 2008
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    Gary Guest

    The rule against top posting was developed back in the time when there might
    be days between the time an original post hit Usenet/Bitnet and someone
    replied to it. The reader might like to see the o/p before they read the
    reply. In this day and age when replies usually come quickly after the o/p
    it makes no sense for readers to have to scroll through the o/p multiple
    times to get down to the replies. In a top post the reader can always
    scroll down to look at the o/p if he/she needs to refresh their memory,
    otherwise it's "noted and move on." IMHO, the "rule" against top posting is
    another case of "because that's the way we always did it!"

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    Gary, Sep 24, 2008
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    rodney Guest

    I agree, I am an unashamed top poster.
    rodney, Sep 25, 2008
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    Gary Guest

    I wasn't lecturing--just stating why I like reading top posters instead
    slogging through the same message a dozen times to get to each new reply and
    why I think bottom posting "might" have been a reasonable standard way back
    when. But, I think that standards can and should evolve.
    Gary, Sep 25, 2008
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    Gary Guest

    Sorry guys! I really didn't mean to piss anybody off!
    Gary, Sep 26, 2008
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    Bogey Man Guest

    You bottom posted leaving a bunch of crap in so that your post wasn't
    visible without scrolling. So, I just didn't bother scrolling to read what
    you had to say. If I have to scroll, I don't read it.
    Bogey Man, Oct 16, 2008
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