Scanner recommendations

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by My View, Jan 3, 2006.

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    My View Guest

    I am looking for a good quality scanner to scan old marked photos (and
    possibly slides and film as well) for final manipulation (if any) in
    Photoshop CS2.



    Because dollar values vary all over the world (I'm in Australia) it is best
    to say that the price of the Epson Perfection 4490 would be the most I would
    be willing to pay for a scanner (they are $440 Australian).



    Would you recommend this scanner or another in the same maximum price range.

    I like the idea of Digital ICE to "fix" scans in the scanner. This scanner
    is also 4800dpi. How much lower can a scanner be in dpi before you notice a
    difference in the final scanned image?

    Hopefully there may be cheaper scanners that will do just as good a job as
    the 4490.



    regards

    PeterH
     
    My View, Jan 3, 2006
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    Jason Guest

    Can you scan medium format negs with this scanner then? If not which one
    can..the Canon F8400 perhaps?
     
    Jason, Jan 3, 2006
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    Dave Guest

    Both will scan medium format film and transparencies.
     
    Dave, Jan 4, 2006
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    Jason Guest

    Thanks Dave. Which do you recommend?
     
    Jason, Jan 4, 2006
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    JM Remacle Guest

    Mike Morley a écrit :
    I also use an epson 2400 with vuescan. With Epsonscan i find the results
    are a bit 'forced'. With vuescan color rendition is excellent.
    Until now i scanned negs and the sharpness is a bit lower than that i
    would like but i do not know whether that would be better with another
    scanner.
    After the negs i will take to slides...
    All that is done to view on a tv set and, for slides, to print some
    files at 13X18 cm.
    On the whole i find this scanner is good for the price.
    I do not know if a slide and neg dedicated scanner is worth the price
    for the job i have to do.

    JM Remacle
     
    JM Remacle, Jan 9, 2006
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    Father Kodak Guest

    Unless the Nikon scanner was (1) really old, or (2) all worn out, then
    it must have been (3) the scanner software was set up poorly.

    Modern Nikon scanners also have a slide batch loader option (which is
    pricey, however, on top of a pricey scanner), but the results can be
    superb.

    Father Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Jan 12, 2006
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