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User currently offlineBrian_ga From United States of America, joined May 2001, 289 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Just wanted to ask for some help. I have been taking airline pictures since 1978 and wanted to try and submit some of them for A.net. Only problem I keep having is that what appears to sharp and clear on print does not translate to the same after scanning it. My graphics card is a 24-bit. I have used a flatbed scanner before but just bought a HP5110 scanner/printer/fax machine. The pictures scan much easier with this but still the picture is not worthy to download on A.net.
Can someone help me out please? Would it be worthwhile to purchase a scanner that will scan 35mm negatives?

thanks,
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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

While there are some people here who have done well with scanning prints I think you are much better off havving a dedicated slide/negative scanner, such as the Nikon Cool Scan or Minolta Dimage series.

With prints you don't have much control over color balance etc, those frequently being set by a machine and not taking blue skies etc into account. Fine for birthday party photos, not so good for here. With the negative you have pretty much total control as long as the film was developed properly.

There is a learning curve to using a film/slide scanner, so play with it and ask for help if you need it. I am sure that stuff from the 70's and 80's will be gladly welcomed here as long as you can make decent scans of them.

Good luck, Tony


User currently offlineBrian_ga From United States of America, joined May 2001, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Thanks Tony.

Any idea about the cost of a slide/negative scanner ?

Brian_ga  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to thousands. Take a look at
They tend to have very good prices, do have very very good customer service and won't sell you crap you don't need. They have a wide selection...

Personal choice I would stick to the Minolta Dimage series or the Nikon cool scans. Polaroid also makes some nice ones. I did not care for a Prime Film scanner. (I think most scanned slides/film here are on Minolta or Nikon scanners.)

Avoid a traditional flatbed scanner that says it can scan slides/film. They can, but at a quality price that will kill your chances.

Tony


User currently offlineBrian_ga From United States of America, joined May 2001, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Again thank you Tony !!

I'll let you know what I come up with.

Brian_ga  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

In the UK, the Minolta Scan Dual III costs £250 and this is an excellent scanner for your needs, and is good value for money.

My brother has just bought one and has just started to upload some Kodachrome shots from the '60s and '70s such as these

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My own shots here are done with a Nikon Coolscan III (now out of production) but the Coolscan IV is more expensive than that at £350.
But I think my photos would have appeared just as well given the Minolta, so I'd go for that.

Ray



User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

How would one convert your shots into slides?


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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Ryan- You can't really convert negative film photos into slides. (Only by reshooting them onto slide film, which would lose quality.)

If you are talking about scanning you can scan the negatives the same way as scanning slides. There are options in the software for each scanner that allow you to do this, spitting out a positive image, just like a print, on the computer screen. From that image you can make adjustments in either the scanning software or Photoshop. Hope that answered your question...

Ray-Those are some nice photos. That PFanthom shot is great!

Tony


User currently offlineBrian_ga From United States of America, joined May 2001, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

I do believe I will go with the Minolta Dimage. It looks like for the price that is a good bet. Hopefully I can start getting some of my over 5000 pictures on A.net.
Thank you again Tony and Ray

Brian_ga  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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