Scanner sold.

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    DSE 5400 fetched CAD$500. (orig price: $1019 + tax)

    approx 5000 frames scanned (or about $0.14 per frame).

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2006
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  2. Alan Browne

    Scott W Guest

    I would say you got your moneys worth out of it.

    How is the new scanner doing?

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Dec 23, 2006
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  3. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Fine. I've only scanned one image to date (no time, been traveling).
    (This image: http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/71244103 )

    I had it printed at 24" x 24" (Got it back today). I'm not happy with
    the printed colors (issue between me and the lab on their ICC profile).
    Working it with their tech...

    I probably need to buy the glass holder as the slide used was pretty
    curled which certainly did not help the focus.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2006
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  4. Alan Browne

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    Did you manage to negoatiate visitation privledges?

    :) I recently sold my Nikon 9000, and while I didn't calculate the cost
    per scan, I definitely got my money's worth out of it. Any scanning I do now
    is very sporadic, so it was gathering dust.
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 24, 2006
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  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I recently bought the 9000 ED and have to date scanned one image... It
    is unlikley that I will ever scan over 2000 MF frames with it (to bring
    it near $1 per scan), but there are still lots of 35mm frames to scan as
    well...

    How much did you get for the 9000?

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 24, 2006
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  6. Alan Browne

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    I got about 80% of what I paid; around $1500 (US) back. I'd consider it a
    success...
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Dec 24, 2006
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  7. Alan Browne

    TheDave© Guest

    Put your name on a waiting list now. Nikon is very hit-and-miss with
    this particular accessory. I was on a waiting list at B&H for
    something like 6-8 months before they got re-stocked. I did get mine,
    but they were out of stock literally within a few days afterward.
     
    TheDave©, Dec 24, 2006
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  8. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I know. It is part of the reason I never ordered the scanner from B&H
    esp. back when the price diff (Canada v. US) was really high and the B&H
    price was lower than it is today.

    Now I've bought the scanner ... but I'll have to wait for the glass
    holder. Not sure if I want to go on a waiting list. I'll let this
    fester a bit, probably order it via a local store and irritate them...
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 24, 2006
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  9. Alan Browne

    TheDave© Guest

    I wasn't pitching B&H specifically, of course. I don't have to deal
    with the foreign exchange rate. I found it was out-of-stock everywhere
    I checked.

    I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't used it, yet. :) I've used
    the scanner, just haven't gotten around to doing and MF scanning
    lately. Still, I'm glad I got it. I didn't like struggling with the
    non-glass version at all.
     
    TheDave©, Dec 24, 2006
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  10. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I've done business, hapilly, with them many times in the past and this
    was the only time I've had enduring problems with them in a short stock
    situation. Frustrating.
    I'll send you my address and pay for shipping ...
    and the glass film holder ;-)

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 24, 2006
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  11. Alan Browne

    TheDave© Guest

    Are you kidding?!? These things are rare, hard-to-find, and very much
    sought after. I'd have to charge a premium. ;-)
     
    TheDave©, Dec 24, 2006
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  12. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Ah come on, it's Christmas, think how warm and fuzzy it will make you feel!

    Merry Christmas,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 24, 2006
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