Scanner for medium format - Canon 9900F vs Epson 4870?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Mark Harrington, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. I am looking for a scanner for medium format film (colour negative).

    I can't afford a Nikon Coolscan LS9000 or a Minolta Dimage Scan Multi, or
    even an Epson F3200, so I'm looking for a flat-bed scanner with transparency

    Can anyone comment on the relative merits of the Canon 9900F and the Epson
    4870 (which I believe is soon to be replaced by the 4990)?

    How sharp are the scans going to be at 4800dpi?

    Are there any other scanners I should consider around GBP 300?

    Any experience or information anyone can share would be appreciated.


    Mark Harrington
    Mark Harrington, Dec 20, 2004
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  2. not used the Canon but we have a 4870 on test and it's good even for
    35mm - not quite as sharp as a film scanner, but very acceptable.

    David Kilpatrick, Dec 21, 2004
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  3. Mark Harrington

    Trev Guest

    My 8000 is nice and clear and sharp, but with fare on is slow
    Trev, Dec 21, 2004
  4. Mark Harrington

    Mark Dunn Guest

    This is a question for alt.comp.perpiphs.scanner which helped me a lot.
    Mark Dunn, Dec 21, 2004
  5. David:

    Thanks for the information.

    Mark Harrington
    Mark Harrington, Dec 22, 2004
  6. Trev:

    Thanks for your comments.

    Mark Harrington
    Mark Harrington, Dec 22, 2004
  7. Mark Harrington, Dec 22, 2004
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