Is it really worth it getting a dedicated film scanner?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Richard, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Is a decent flatbed scanner, in most cases, quite suitable for scanning
    negatives?

    Any flatbed scanner recommendations?
     
    Richard, Jan 3, 2006
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  2. Check out the very recent threads over at
    rec.photo.equipment.medium-format
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Jan 3, 2006
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  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I don't spend more than say £60!!

    I'm only dealing with 35mm film, and 110 film. I suppose also prints no
    bigger than 6"x4".

    I was looking at HP Scanjet 3800


    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3RSC&v=2
     
    Richard, Jan 3, 2006
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  4. Richard

    A.Lee Guest

    You could get a basic 35mm film scanner easily for £60.A quick search on
    ebay shows quite a few for less than that.
    The results from even the most basic film scanner will be vastly better
    than using a flatbed.
    Alan.
     
    A.Lee, Jan 3, 2006
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  5. Richard

    Alan Holmes Guest

    I've seen an Epson 3490 Photo neg and slide scanner, but I don't know
    anything about it.

    Alan
     
    Alan Holmes, Jan 3, 2006
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  6. Richard

    Eric Guest

    depends what you want to do with the scans.
     
    Eric, Jan 3, 2006
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