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Canon D660U Slide Scanner  
User currently offlineYHU From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 438 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

A few months back I bought the Canon D660U scanner. It is a flat bed scanner, but can also scan slides and negatives. However, when I try to scan either slides or negatives, it comes out blurry and not very clear at all. Does anyone else have this scanner? And if so, are you able to scan slides with decent quality results?



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User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

The D660U does in fact have great specs (on paper) according to the Canon website. However, flatbed scanners cannot approach the resolution required for decent slide/neg scans, regardless of what their press releases claim. The only combo scanner right now that can respectably scan both prints and slides is the HP S20.

Dedicated film scanners are superior, but then you lose the ability to scan both film and prints. The best alternative is to have BOTH, but that can get pricey.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11200 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

FastGlass is right. I have an AGFA SnapScan e50. Its a 1200 x 2400DPI 42bit CCD flatbed scanner which is quite high for a flatbed, but it just doesn't do negatives well.

While slides turn out pretty good with it, a dedicated film scanner is best.

Kind regards.

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

The Canon D660U is NOT a slide scanner. The only flatbed that can give scans worth a d*mn is the SnapScan e50. The Canon D660U's adapter produces inferior results.(Look at Kevin Cook's Metrojet shot - bad quality.)

Still, depending on your tastes, 1200DPI may not be enough. If you need the resolution, get a dedicated film scanner.

C. Wassell

-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

How expensive are film and slide scanners? And what are the better quality ones ? Thanks in advance and best regards !


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