Inexpensive scanner for negs, slides, and prints

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Johan Lexington, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Hi. I have seen a few inexpensive scanners that cost about US $100 or
    so and they include neg/slide adapters. They give 1200 dpi resolution.
    Are these acceptable for scans to post on the web and to print 4x6
    inch prints?

    What would be a decent model in this price range?

    I do a fair amount of traveling. I am not sure if I should move to
    digital yet. In any case, I want a cheap way to scan my negs, slides,
    and prints for the stuff I already have.
    Johan Lexington, Aug 13, 2003
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  2. Johan Lexington

    JK Guest

    You can get a 2400 dpi flatbed scanner that scans film for around $150.
    2400 dpi is quite useful when you want to scan slides or negatives, and
    make a print larger than 4"x6", or when you want to make a 4"x6" print
    from part of a negative or slide. Of course a dedicated film scanner will
    work much better for this. If you have many slides and negatives, you might
    want to consider a dedicated film scanner. Decent 2700 dpi ones start at
    around $250. Then you could also get a $100 flatbed for scanning prints.
    Scanning negatives rather than prints gives much better results.
    JK, Aug 13, 2003
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  3. The HP Scanjet 3670 is out now. They have here at Office Max for $80. I
    think this is the upgrade to the 3570. It is probably as good or better
    than last year's model.
    Joseph Farnsworth, Aug 16, 2003
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