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Any Print Shooters Out There?  
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

I know scanning a print you loose quality etc etc etc

Just wondering, any a.net photogs scan prints?

I remember a few people but not the names

Can any one help?

If you or someone you know scans prints, what scanner do you/they use?

LGW

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User currently offlineMancunian From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Hi Ben
Yes i scan prints using a HP3400C but the print has to be very sharp.
I have got 67 accepted but a lot of rejects.
Cheers
Barrie Higham


User currently offlineSIAfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Hi,

I am shooting prints too and a few of them are uploaded here most of them are rejected that is why i am considering to buy a scanner what can also scan the negatives. I have the same problem like Barrie in the previous reply. The pics come out with a very low quality when you use a normal scanner. I use a HP 3400C too and i can't wait for my new one.

Greetings
Mischa


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Ben:
Search for Edwin Olinowetz in the photographers field. He scans prints AFAIK.
Peter



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User currently offlineScreener2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Edwin scans prints, and although he seems to have found a method that works, and a lab that gives him nice, sharp prints, I have to say as a screener that you can definately tell the difference (sorry Edwin). If you can afford it, and you plan to be serious about this little hobby, I would urge you to get a slide/film scanner if you can.

S2


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Hey Ben,

I also shoot prints and scan with a HP5400C. The results I'm getting are pretty bad, so I am hoping to go digital soon. Perhaps D30 if I can get a good bargain, but most likely it will be a F707.

Regards,

Wietse@AMS



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineN509JB From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I shoot prints, and I'm quite happy with them. I think the results are better then some people I know who shoot slides. Out of every 10, I get about 5 HQ, 4 passed onto Johan, and 1 rejected (usually a non-scanning reason) Although lately its been about 5 HQ and 5 "lost".  Pissed

I scan with a Cannon 650U.

Brian

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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I only shoot prints... and to go with that, my only picture was with an advantix  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

If I had the money (or any, really) I would upgrade.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
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I only shoot prints too. That is what I use only and If I do get enough money I'll buy a negative scanner. I saw one that was cheap but I forgot what place it was or catalog. I use a HP scanner. Here are my photos I made
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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

I shoot prints as well.
I rarely use slides but since they dont scan well I shoot and scan my negatives using my S20 and it comes out 90% good quality.

BO



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Brian, the Canon 650U looks like a good print scanner..cheers for the info

LGW


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

All my photos at A.net are scanned prints. Some of the older ones are APS so the quality is really low.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Slide scanners are the only way to go. Also, Kodachrome film is the standard aviation film! Quality is what you pay with prints.

Just my thoughts.  Smile

-Dmitry


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

All of my 1165 photos in the database are scanned from prints and I think it works very well.
There is no problem to get nice quality scans from prints even if you use a flatbed.
Check the two examples below.

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Alexander Jonsson


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Prints, Prints, Prints!!!!

Prints are great! And if you scan your negs your Scans will be great too. The bad thing even with high quality paper you only get about 300-350 dpi.

Slides look better, but there too much trouble for me. Long times to get them back, No corrections, One copy, allways need a light box or loop. plus Kodak has ruined too many rolls.



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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

I too scan alot from prints. First you need to shoot with 100 ISO or less film. Second you need to find a good quality lab that will give you sharp prints. Most 1 hour labs will not do justice for your photos. I scan most of my prints with an HP S20. The S20 will also scan negatives. I have done test, scanning the same shot from a negative and also from the print and for me on my S20 there is no difference in quality. True maybe if I had a higher quality film scanner that might be different. Also I have my prints done at a pro lab that gives me fantastic results. If I was using a 1 hour lab, I would probably be getting better results from the negative.


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User currently offline747 4-ever From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 604 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

I also shoot prints and it works good...


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User currently offlineHaskey From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

I shoot using Fuji Superia 100 print film. I now have 335 pictures in the database. I have my processing done by Tony Best (AJ Best in the database). He always does an excellent job of them without chopping off tails and without washed out colours as done by so many photo processing labs nowadays. Its nice to have them individually printed rather than just pushed through a machine.

I scan from the negative using a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual film scanner (Cost £299 about 3 years ago). I also have an Agfa E50 flat scanner but the quality direct from the negative in the film scanner is by far superior to that from the print.

Ian Haskell


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

I shoot prints. Usually Kodak 200 in my Pentax ZX-30. I scan them with a Memorex 6142u flatbed. I want to upgrade to a negative scanner though.. any suggestions?

Here are some of my examples I got accepted:


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2076 times:

Yes, I do  Smile/happy/getting dizzy But I have WAY too much to put effort (i.e. Photoshop) into my pictures. I usually upload during the summer when I have LOTS of time Big grin
-Will



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User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
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Hi Ben!
I've been shooting prints since I started our common hobby back in 1977 and although I've been watching this amazing site for quite a while I only started uploading some of my best pictures in the beginning of January this year.
Meanwhile I've got 113 pictures accepted and they have been viewed about 87.000 times (775 per photo), which I'm a little bit proud of.
I'm scanning my prints with a HP C6260A scanner, but I'm also considering buying a negative scanner.
All the best.
Gerhard Plomitzer
gerhard.plomitzer@t-online.de



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

I also shoot exclusively prints. I have dozens of pictures from LHR, Montego Bay and other places. I do not have a scanner yet - I prefer a film scanner but that will be expensive. Once I can get a scanner I will try uploading some of my pix here.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Practically all the pictures I have on airliners.net are prints. But lately I have been using digital, and I suppose I'll stick to that, at least for a while.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Some print photos just accepted:


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-Joge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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