film scanner vs slide copier adaptor

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Roy Mock, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Roy Mock

    Roy Mock Guest

    Does anyone know if the slide copier adaptors are worth it vs a proper film

    I'm thinking of getting one for Canon G2.

    Roy Mock, Dec 4, 2004
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    Jon Weier Guest

    Roy, I worked for Nikon for several years and believe me, the slide
    adapters on either digital cameras or flatbead scanners are at best a poor
    substitute for a dedicated slide/film scanner.

    Jon Weier, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. Roy Mock

    Roy Mock Guest

    Thanks for that, Jon.

    I thought that would be the case.

    Roy Mock, Dec 5, 2004
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    xDsrtRat Guest

    That being the case, are there scanners for 4x5 format? I have a large
    number of medium format, in various sizes, and 4x5 I'd like to scan. So far,
    I have been very unhappy with the results using the "negative carriers"
    supplied with my flatbed scanner. There is a noticeable fuzziness due to
    loss of focus. Flat art is fine, so I am confident it's not the resolution
    of the scanner.
    xDsrtRat, Dec 5, 2004
  5. Roy Mock

    Jon Weier Guest

    Nikon do have a multi format scanner in their range but you are talking
    serious dollars for this one. Other manufacturers do have them as well but
    since the larger formats are aimed at the professional market, they are all
    a bit on the pricy side. I have a very old multiformat but it is so old
    that flatbed adapters out perform it. Have a look at for a
    look at the LS-9000.

    Big Jon
    Jon Weier, Dec 6, 2004
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    xDsrtRat Guest

    I could not access the link you mentioned, but I appreciate the help. Yeah,
    I used to drool over Nikon's older larger format film scanner, but I always
    had a sticking point on the price and, in addition to that, you needed a
    good SCSI card as well. I'm surprised that with the proliferation of USB 2.x
    and FireWire interfaces no one has yet redesigned a high end large format
    film scanner to use these interfaces. The need is there and the market is
    there, as the older SCSI based products are aging, but no one has yet
    stepped forward.
    xDsrtRat, Dec 6, 2004
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