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User currently offlinePolartiger From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Can anyone recommend the best slide scanner to buy.
I am currently using a flatbed scanner with a slide attatchment and the results are`nt all that great.

Bob Logan

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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1703 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

The majority of users on here, myself included, use the HP PhotoSmart S20. I haven't heard anyone complain about them yet. There are others out there...this one seems to be the most widely used.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN

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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4280 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

I hear that the aforementioned HP Photosmart is a really good scanner, unfortunley, being a MAC user this scanner is not an option, if it were I would give it some serious consideration. Myself I'am using a Minolta Scan Dual, its alright,but nothing special. I'am planning to buy a new MAC G4 as well as a new scanner, so I'am looking at Poloroid's new $1500.00 Sprintscan scanner, or one of Nikon's offerings.


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User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

The HP PhotoSmart seems to be the scanner of choice for web photos. Unfortunately it is restricted to 2400dpi max. This isn't the hot tip if you want to print scans. For printing purposes, the Minolta and Nikon scanners have higher scanning dpi. Unfortunately they are more expensive but heck, just charge it...

User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

The HP S20 is an excellent choice. It's reasonably priced and produces high quality scans. The Nikon is twice the cost and in my opinion only 25% better so the S20 is a bargin for a digital darkroom solution.

User currently offlineAb.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Instead using a scanner, aren´t Kodak Photo cd`s an easy and good way to bring your pic´s online ?

User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (16 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Yeah, Photo CD's are okay...but it's not a very economical solution if you need LOTS of images digitized. If you have a ton of images to scan (and need lots more as time goes on), invest in a quality slide / film scanner. It'll pay for itself in no time...


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