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Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Paul Edwards, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Paul Edwards

    Paul Edwards Guest

    I am wanting to scan large numbers of slides, 35mm
    negatives and APS negatives. What scanner should
    I buy?

    Thanks. Paul.
    Paul Edwards, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. Paul Edwards

    Bruce Graham Guest

    If APS is important, you can use 4000dpi. The obsolete Canon FS4000 came
    with a good motorised APS holder and should be available 2nd hand
    cheaply. If budget is no big deal, then look at Nikon Coolscan V with
    the IA-20 about $1400 see
    Bruce Graham, Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Paul Edwards

    macropod Guest

    You might want to check out the Nikon LS 4000 (superseded) or LS 5000. Both
    come with adaptors for slides and negs. Plus, you can buy attachments for
    bulk processing of either. The slide feeder takes up to 50 mounted slides at
    a time, whilst the roll film adaptor will take a whole roll at a time. APS
    adaptors are separate.

    macropod, Oct 17, 2005
  4. Paul Edwards

    Rob Guest

    And make sure you have digital ICE if your going to scan lots of film.
    (the dust)
    Rob, Oct 17, 2005
  5. Paul Edwards

    Paul Edwards Guest

    What is "digital ICE"?

    Thanks. Paul.
    Paul Edwards, Oct 19, 2005
  6. Paul Edwards

    Bruce Graham Guest

    the scanner does an infrared scan as well as for the red, green and blue
    channels. the dyes in the colour E6 slide or colour neg are transparent
    at infrared so the scanner gets an image of the dirt and scratches whcih
    then allows the software to correct the image.

    Digital ICE is a trade name for the software used by most scanners
    equipped with an infrared channel. The Canon mentioned above has an an
    infrared channel but uses Canon software (FARE) which works OK for me
    (not great but usually quite well enough). Also many people use Vuescan
    software to control their scanners and that has its own cleaning

    ICE has some other functions but cleaning is by far the most useful.
    Bruce Graham, Oct 19, 2005
  7. Paul Edwards

    Rob Guest

    more at
    Rob, Oct 19, 2005
  8. Paul Edwards

    Dunco Guest

    And if you can get a hold of a copy...Scan them with a program called
    VUESCAN (excellent)
    Can be checked out at
    Dunco, Oct 20, 2005
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