Planenut From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
I have a HP 5730 flatbed scanner, i've had it about six months and I have now just started to get some good results. The reason I bought this one was because I scan a number of different items e.g books, negatives and prints so I found this the best value for my money, so the best thing to do is work out what you want it for and your budget and then shop around.
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Unless you want a 100% rejection rate, don't buy a flat bed scanner. No matter how good the pictures look, they will not be good enough for Airliners.net. If you have the money, a film/slide scanner is the best option.
Aircanon From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
Maybe you would want to buy this months edition (No.15) of the c´t - computer magazine. There you can find a comprehensive report about slide and negative scanners. They are testing (scanner software included) and comparing 7 models plus 1 high quality flatbed scanner as a addtional comparison.
These are the models:
Acer ScanWit 27405
Canoscan D2400UF (thats the flatbed scanner)
Kodak RFS 3600
Microtek Atrixscan 4000t
Minolta Dimage Scan Elite
Nikon Coolscan IV ED [LS-40 ED]
Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED [LS-4000 ED]
I must say a very interesting report/test!
Since you are from Switzerland (your user profile says so) it might be no problem for you to read this (high quality) computer magazine (in german language).
Aaah... Yes of course the magazine is also available in your country.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4298 posts, RR: 23 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
Go to http://www.mySimon.com and search for a film scanner and it'll compare prices from other stores. I bought my Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II using it for less then $400 USD. you might wanna check on eBay.com, someone might be selling a film scanner for a good starting price.