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Looking For My First Scanner - What To Buy?  
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1568 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

Hi there,
Up to now all my photos on this site were developed on CD but I'll be in the market for a film scanner in a few months and I'm not sure what to buy. I've heard good things about the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual but nobody seems to sell it anymore in Europe. The Dual II is just too expensive for me.
My budget is no more than US$450 or about IR£400

Any recommendations would be greatly welcome

Best Reagrds,
Martin

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User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

Mors!

I bought a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II and it's terrific. Bought it for about 400USD (or about 3800SEK) here in Sweden. That's a reasonable price I think.

Would recommend it strongly!

/Fredrik


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Yes, that budget should be enough for the II.
/JM



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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

I just bought a Minolta Scan dual II for $414US. Still waiting for it to come via UPS. Hopefully Monday or Tuesday.

Looking forward to scan some slides.

Kevin/DCA



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Hi Fredrik,

With that scanner can you scan black and white negative strips?

Also can you show some results with that scanner, telling if they're slides or negatives.

Thanks, I'm totally ignorant with these kind of scanners.

Luis


User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Hi Luis!

You can scan colour or b/w-negative strips (max 6 in a row) or four mounted slides.

Have a couple of slides in the upload-cue for Airliners.net... no negatives however. Have not yet gained experience since I've only had it for like a week. But it seems to work real horrorshow, negatives too. Actually I'll try to scan some b/w-negative later, even though it isn't as fun as making copies in a darkroom!  Smile

I think Jan's slides here on Airliners.net is scanned with Minolta DSD II, isn't that correct Jan? Maybe you have some experience with scanning negatives?

/Fredrik


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

looks like i'm behind the times now with my minolta dimage scan dual...lol...anyway good luck with the scanner!! the scan dual is my first slide/neg scanner and i love it! it was reasonably priced too at around $350 i think...




"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Fredrik, Luis and all,
I really seldom shoot negatives, so not many scanned.
The only times I use neg is when I desperately need the speed, so they are grainy. I have some military stuff, but haven't decided if I'm gonna upload them or not.
/JM



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Hi Jan,

It's possible for you to show me one photo scanned from a negative? if it's here on Airliners.net better.

thanks
Luis


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

OK, so this isn't exactly Jan, but this photo is scanned from a Fuji Reala 100 negative:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © C. Wassell



Regards
Cullen



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

Luis,
I will try to scan a couple today.
/JM



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 765 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Given your budget, look out for a discounted Nikon LS30 Coolscan III - some shops have cut the price on these to make way for the new Nikon range ... but its still a damn good scanner AND it will be able to use the new Nikon software in the near future.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months ago) and read 3813 times:

I've scanned a few B/W ones. However these are non aviation and taken with (I think) 400ASA and therefore not of such a high quality. If I had a high quality (100ASA or something) negative I would have scanned it, but can't find any!  Sad
Looking forward to Jan's negative photos...
Anyway, the results are good, in class with the copies I've made from the photos. So I guess Minolta DSD II work well together with negatives. BTW, you can scan both positive and negative B/W's with it.

Here's one of the photos I just scanned:



A Friend of Mine - Photo © Fredrik Hjort


/Fredrik


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 765 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months ago) and read 3810 times:

One thing to note with scanning B&W film - the digital dust/scratch removal available with some scanners won't work - something to do with the silver content of the film.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Luis,
I tried to scan a neg for you to see but I must practice more on negs  Embarrassment

Anyway you can see it here
http://w1.317.telia.com/~u31714947/pix/airsweden8.jpg

/JM



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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Thanks all for the reply to my question about scanning negatives. Jan, I already saw some photos scanned from negatives that Andy Martin kindly send me.
I have doubts with the quality of scanned negatives, they doesn't look much better than my scanned prints.

thanks
Luis


User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Luis, I think you're right. I've tried to scan some negatives now, both b/w and colour. All seem to turn out almost exacly as the scanned prints, even though I've used different settings etc. etc.

But it's great for slides!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

/Fredrik


User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

When you say all your photos were developed from a CD, does that mean you had the film scanned somewhere else........if so, where? THey're charging $3 per scan at my local camera store what are you paying?


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

No. When I say that I mean they were directly developed onto the CD. I never got prints from them either

User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

How much did that cost you per a roll of film?

User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

£5 or about US$5.50

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