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Canon Filmscanner FS 2710  
User currently offlineAussie From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 139 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

G'day,

just about to buy a new scanner ... has anyone out there the Canon FS2710 and would be kind enough to tell me if it's any good ???

I'm particullar interested in the performance with K64 slides !

Thanks & Regards,

Frank

Sydney - Australia

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User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Take my advice - get an HP scanner if you can.

HP scanners have the best quality, even in their lowest model.(which is what I have - i got it for $40US on sale)

Some scanners show the scanning pattern in the result - NOT the desired effect ! HP scanners don't show this.

Here is an example fron a HP 3200C:

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © C. Wassell




Cheers,
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Here is a better example(same scanner):

http://www.geocities.com/aviationspotter/delta2.jpg

Cheers
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineDullesGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

I've bought the HP S20. And it has a specific setting for Kodachrome slides..they seem to come out real nice, so my advice would be go with the S20. Its about $400.00USD best wishes and hope whicher scanner u get turns out some great stuff.





stephen



"..the joy of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10
User currently offlineFlowings From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 67 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Hi Frank ,

buy Canon's FS2710 - it's the best choice in my eyes .

By the way I am using Fuji Sensia "100" Slide films .

Two example scans of this scanner :


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Florian Kondziela



Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Florian Kondziela



Hope that helps .  

Best Regards
Florian




User currently offlineTOP From Germany, joined May 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Hi,
I also have the FS2710 and am very satisfied with it.
Just view my pics

http://www.airliners.net/search/advphoto.search?nr_of_rows=XXX&adv_email=stephan.tophoven@t-online.de&first_this_page=0&page_limit=300&sort_order=photo_id+desc&thumbnails=photos

The bad colors of some of my pictures are caused by the old screen I have had and not by the scanner.

But take into consideration to buy a digital camera with a 16m chip -the
resolution is higher than 100 ASA slides.

Soon you can get digital cameras with functions like the EOS 3 and a
better quality.
Also in time it is cheaper than buying slides or films, to process them and to buy a scanner, also you're more independent and you don't have trouble with X-Raying...

If you can wait, it would be the best...


Regards,
Stephan

stephan.tophoven@t-online.de


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

OK...how much US$ is this scanner??


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineAussie From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 139 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

The price i get it at here in Sydney is AUD 1260.00 ... which converts to apr. USD 700.00 !

Not the cheapest .. that's why i wanna know if it's worth it !!!!

Cheers !!

Frank


User currently offlineSia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Hi Aussie,

If you really want the quality.
I am highly recommended you to buy Nikon CoolscanIII approx US $1100.
I beleive it is the best in that grade.
or as you say, Cannon 2710 also is a very good choice.

Alan


User currently offlineAussie From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 139 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Hi guys,

thanks for your help guys !

After a long wait I'm pleased to announce the birth of a Canon FS2710 !
It should be delivered by Monday the 23rd of October 2000.
His birthweight and height should be announced on arrival. A name for the newborn has not been found !

We are open for suggestions !

And so the wait for new Frank's pics is almost over !!!

Take care out there !

Greetings,

Frank

Sydney


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

LOL Frank!!

Keep 'em coming  


Cheers,
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlinePlanespotter From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 106 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Hi Frank!

Have a look at this scans:

http://www.planespotter.de/html/scanner.htm

:o) I love this scanner!

Stefan.


User currently offlineDavus From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Hi Guys,

I have an HP Scanjet 5P. From what i understand these are meant to be ok scanners...but i havent had muck luck with acceptance of uploaded photos yet due to scan quality being too low.

Anyone got any ideas of wether these scanners are meant to be ok or not. And also if there is a good piece of thrid party scanning aoftware around (other than HP Scanning software, which has very limited options ie DPI etc) ???

Any help is much appreciated

Best of luck to all

Dave


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

The 5P is fairly old...I recommend you upgrade.

Cheers
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineDavus From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Even though it is old.....shouldnt it still do the trick ??

It was a good scanner when it was bought

Dave


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

The 5P was a good scanner when it was bought...but it just won't cut it anymore. You need a 30-bit and 600DPI at least...


C. Wassell
ps. All my photos are scanned with the HP 3200C, their lowest scanner currenty. http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=c.%20wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
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