GRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 573 posts, RR: 4 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
Thanks for replying...
I only have a cheap scaner around and I would like to get a better one !
Does it pay off to buy a scanner which costs more than the camerea itself ? Well , the scanner should not be more than 300-400€ !
And does anybody know of a good lense (75-300mm) for the Minolta Dynax 404si ?
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
I'm a Minolta user too. There is a Minolta 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 for a little bit over 200 Euros. It's not a professional one, but the results are ok.
Regarding the scanner, the Minolta Dual II is a popular one for scanning slides and negatives, it's about 450 Euros.
GRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 573 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
Thanks Staffan !!!
I just browsed through your pics..very nice indeed !!!
I will look the DUAL II up..is that the one you are using ?
Also...is there anybody willing to see the outcome of my scaner and try to sharpen/enhance it ?? I would send it through mail...I'm curious if its me not beeing able to get own with the software or if its really the scaner...thanks
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
The Minolta Scan Dual II is a good consumer film scanner. Like all photographic things in the mid-price range, it doesn't offer quite the spec of the top-of-the-range/top-price solutions, but for the majority of situations is does very well. Team it up with VueScan and its even easier to use.
I have the SDII and am more than happy with it based on the money I spent. I believe that it is a good scanner for someone starting out in film (as opposed to flat-bed) scanning who doesn't want to spend huge amounts. I do not regret my purchase and wasn't even that sure whether I'd get much use/value out of it when I bought it, but I have... if I had the time again I'd spend more on a top-end scanner simply because I think a high-spec scanner would serve me better, longer. Then again, I'm moving towards digital, so the debate becomes academic and the DSII will hopefully serve well for a long time to come.
Haskey From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 100 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
I too use Minolta camera and scanner. The scanner is a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual bought about 3 years ago and I have been very pleased with the results. Camera is Minolta Dynax 7000i which is now about ten years old but still working well.
I have 350 pictures in the database. Nearly all of these are using Fuji Superior 100 colour print film and scanned from the negative
FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
I also use the Minolta Scan Dual II and I'm extremely satisfied with it. When I bought it I also looked at the Hewlett-Packard S20, but I came to the conclusion that the Scan Dual II is the better choice (don't flame me, Ivi ) simply because the S20 is older.
As a consequence, the S20 is now available for EUR 350 or even less, while the Scan Dual II is between EUR 400 and EUR 500. Remember, both are excellent scanners for their money, so it's your choice.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
Another advantage of the Scan Dual II, if you're not too keen on disassembling your computer to install a SCSI card or whatever, is that it uses a USB connection. Of course, if your computer doesn't have a USB port, this may not be quite such an advantage to you!