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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 05:15 PM

Recommendations for a scanner for negatives and slides

First post here. Bought a Canon 550D (T2i in the US, I believe) and getting back into photography. This time in digital.

But a question I'm sure many of you have already faced...

I've got a ton of 35mm colour negatives I'd like to convert to digital. I've looked at some reviews on Amazon. And I've learnt a lot. But I thought I'd ask for people's experiences on DU. I don't want to pay big money (say up to $200). Speed isn't important (I'll just take the tortoise for a walk), quality more so.

So, have any of you had good/bad experiences?

Many thanks.

Joseph

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Reply Recommendations for a scanner for negatives and slides (Original post)
SwissTony Jun 2012 OP
NV Whino Jun 2012 #1
SwissTony Jun 2012 #2
NV Whino Jun 2012 #3
SwissTony Jun 2012 #4
NV Whino Jun 2012 #7
Major Nikon Jun 2012 #5
SwissTony Jun 2012 #6

Response to SwissTony (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:09 PM

1. I have a Nikon slide scanner

Fast it's not. Good it is.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:01 AM

2. Model? Number? Thanks nt

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:04 PM

3. Cool Scan V ED

It's an old one. Model numbers may have changed.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 03:59 PM

4. So have prices, I suspect

The Nikon Coolscans are all in the $1000s. I'll seek a cheaper alternative.

But thanks for getting back to me. Much appreciated.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:22 PM

7. Wow!

I think I only paid a couple of hundred for mine.

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Response to SwissTony (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:02 PM

5. I have a Nikon slide scanner

I haven't used it in quite a while. I suspect there's plenty of them available on ebay because a lot of people buy them to use for one project.

One option to consider is having them done professionally. Scanning slides yourself is very time consuming, especially if you have to do color correction or any other post processing. The file sizes from good scanners are very large.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:08 PM

6. Very good points.

I was thinking about a "mass" conversion and colour processing the ones I really wanted.

I think you're right about ebay. Once I've done my once only conversion, I'll have a scanner I probably won't use again.

Food for thought.

Thanks for your response.

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