CO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 333 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1040 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
Sonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1016 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:
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 992 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.
Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 980 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: