Stand-Alone 35mm Slide Film Scanners

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by David Springthorpe, May 17, 2004.

  1. What is the current range of choices and best recommendations available in
    Australia, please ?

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, May 17, 2004
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  2. David Springthorpe

    me Guest

    There' all available in Australia you can pick what you want and let
    Google do the walking for the recommendations on what you want.
     
    me, May 17, 2004
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  3. David Springthorpe

    Phred Guest

    That's real effn helpful isn't it! (Mind you, at least you did point
    out that most (all?) models are available here.)

    While anyone with half a brain can google, at least a modicum of
    guidance on what keywords are likely to be most fruitful in a
    given context would be useful to neophytes.

    But, beyond that simplicity, isn't the very existence of USENET
    predicated on the ability to seek informed advice and intelligent
    opinion?

    Admittedly, an awful lot of noise comes with the mixture these days;
    but one still hopes for *some* reliable comment rather than being left
    entirely at the mercy of the random assortment of sources thrown up by
    googling for answers.

    Surprisingly, there are still those around who ensure we can be
    optimistic and see the glass as half full. Why don't you join them?


    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, May 17, 2004
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  4. David Springthorpe

    Fred Guest

    Fred, May 17, 2004
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  5. David Springthorpe

    Adam Guest

    My father bought a Canon FS4000US scanner, and we aer both mighty impressed
    at the quality. It has a few niggling issues, but nothing major. I have
    wondered the same question, for cheaper ones such as the primefilm PF1800U
    and so forth. I want to get a cheap one, for all my negs, if I need better
    quality I can rescan with the Canon. So does anybody have any experience
    with the primefilm scanners? I've read very mixed reviews, all American.
    Nothing from Australia.

    Adam
     
    Adam, May 17, 2004
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  6. David Springthorpe

    me Guest

    You should have a starting point? When even posting to THREE newsgroups.

    * All brands are available in Australia.

    No preferred brand
    No type - 35mm 120 4x5 etc
    No price range
    No final output usage

    Obviously no thought put into either the scanner or the question.

    I have noted that your response contains no information either.

    ..................................................................................

    So my recommendation would be a Howtech they should be very pleased with
    that. Gives very good results. Well worth the money.

    A a site which has heaps of information is
    http://www.halftone.co.uk/tech/filmscan/menu.htm
    If you really want to know.
     
    me, May 18, 2004
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  7. Of no help.....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, May 18, 2004
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  8. David Springthorpe, May 18, 2004
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  9. What about the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400 ($1,599 at AIM) - TOO good ???

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, May 18, 2004
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  10. David Springthorpe

    DJ! Guest

    <SNIP>


    Subject: Something to eat for Dinner

    What is the current range of food choices and best recommendations
    available in Australia, please ?

    DS

    ==========================

    Subject: Items that I can wear

    What is the current range of clothes and best recommendations
    available in Australia, please ?

    DS






    Cheers... Derek (DJ)


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    that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much
    of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. 'Come on, buddy,
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    DJ!, May 18, 2004
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  11. David Springthorpe

    DJ! Guest

    Actually, that was one of the two vaguely-useful bits of qualifying
    information that the OP _did_ provide (refer subject).

    Cheers... Derek (DJ)


    --
    Quote of the moment
    "The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without
    a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see
    that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much
    of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. 'Come on, buddy,
    let's go. You get past me, the guy in back of me, he's got
    a spoon. Back off. I've got the toe clippers right here.'"
    - Jerry Seinfeld
     
    DJ!, May 18, 2004
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  12. Apologies for being unnecessarily rude - I was in a bad mood at that moment.....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, May 18, 2004
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  13. Yes, I did refer to 35mm in subject, but I was deliberately trying to keep end
    use fairly general as it includes both putting images on website and printing
    out in good quality small to medium size.....

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, May 18, 2004
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  14. WHOOOOSH.....!

    DS
     
    David Springthorpe, May 18, 2004
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  15. David Springthorpe

    ww Guest

    probably out resolves the film its scanning. most reviews say it scans alot
    of grain but A1 and larger prints are available - also very slow
    next best would be nikon coolscan V ed at $1100
     
    ww, May 18, 2004
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  16. David Springthorpe

    me Guest

    nikon scan 5 $1040
     
    me, May 18, 2004
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  17. I was looking at the Primefilm PF1800U on Sunday at the local Harvey Norman.
    After considerable effort I managed to get the Sales rep to install it so I
    could see the quality. Kind of wish I hadn't now. VERY average scans even on
    the highest quality settings. Noise was out of control and in general gave
    worse results than the 3 year old flatbed I currently wish I didn't own.

    Anthony
     
    Anthony Tancredi, May 18, 2004
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  18. David Springthorpe

    Phred Guest

    Simply following the precedent set by my betters.


    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, May 18, 2004
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  19. David Springthorpe

    Phred Guest

    In spite of your obvious confusion, you have at least managed to
    confirm by example the guts of my little whinge. ;-)


    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, May 18, 2004
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  20. David Springthorpe

    Adam Guest

    I think I might have to save my pennies a bit more and go for one of the
    better models. Money is the issue, more than anything. If money wasn't a
    problem, I'd either go for a Minolta, Nikon or Canon. Time to start
    saving...

    Adam
     
    Adam, May 19, 2004
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