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User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 333 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

I am looking for a nice scanner. Could someone please give me some info on what are some good scanners that some of you have or used and your pictures turned out pretty clear. Mine is old and I need one. Could you give me the scanner name and about the amount. Thanks
If you feel free you could post your pics that were scanned on your scanner

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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

I have a Umax Astra 3400 which I got for $70... it is prints only and probably not top of the line (neither are my pics) but I did get this one on:


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Photo © Jeremy Katz



I would also like to know of good print scanners... I paid $10 so I can trade this in for its purchase value whenever I want to to get a newer scanner.

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

I own a flatbed HP6300c with slide adapter since I don't have the money to invest in a full-fledged film/slide scanner at the moment. Although it's not bad the quality could be much better.

However, I have access to a friend's CanoScan FS4000US (4,000dpi) and I find it to be really wonderful when I get to use it for those special shots. It scans colour positives, negatives and APS although I only shoot slides. He bought this scanner for just under $1,000 Canadian (approx. $700 USD or less).

Quality of output is very good, especially at 4,000 dpi. At times there is some slight colour variation (as there would be with any scanner), which can be easily corrected either using the supplied software or third-party imaging software (GIMP, Photoshop, Photopaint, Paint Shop Pro, etc).

Here are some samples using the Canon (CanoScan FS4000US)- take a close look at the logos, titles on aircraft, and details as this will give you an idea of the difference between the two settings:


At 4,000 dpi:


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Photo © Stephan Curkowskyj



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At 2,700 dpi:


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Photo © Stephan Curkowskyj



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Photo © Stephan Curkowskyj



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Hope this helps,

Stephan


User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Thanks for the info and the pictures.

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

If you want to get serious about scanning pictures (and assuming you shoot pics with a 35mm camera), then I would recommend you look at film scanners rather than flat-bed scanners. Whilst flat-bed scanners undoubtedly serve a useful purpose, your asking here makes me assume you're interested in airliners.net type quality and in all honesty that can be difficult to achieve with a flat bed. Sadly, film scanners cost significantly more than flat bed scanners.

I personnally have a Minolta Dimage Dual Scan II film scanner (retail around £400 or I'd guess $500-$600) and this really is towards the cheaper end of the film scanner market. However, it produced excellent results for the price and has not as yet given me cause for concern (touch wood!). If you want examples of what this scanner can deliver, do a seach from the main menu on "Andy Martin" as every one of my pics here were scanned with this scanner.

Andy


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

I have the Minolta Dimage Dual II too, I am very satisfied with it. I bought it in Germany for 470$. In my profile there is a link to my photos, they are all scanned with this scanner.

Regards,

Staffan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5224 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

I had a cheap from HP2200C, I paid around 100 dlls.

Results:

300 DPI


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Photo © Ricardo Morales Aviation Photography of Mexico




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And recently bought the HPS20 for around 480 dlls.
900 DPI


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Photo © Ricardo Morales Aviation Photography of Mexico



Regards,

Rich  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
APM



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User currently offlineBodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Like Andy Martin and Staffan Hardie I also use the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II and I'm very happy with the results considering the reasonable pricetag for the unit. You can access my photos at the following link:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Felix%20Sieder

Everything but perhaps the first 30 or so pictures was scanned with this scanner.

Felix


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