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What Scaner Should I Get?  
User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2700 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 ?

Thanks alot for helping me make my decision...

Regards,
Patrick


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2657 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.

Hope that helps!

Staffan


User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2639 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

..Patrick



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2633 times:

The Scan Dual II is an excellent scanner.
It is what I use and a lot of others who can't afford the top Nikons like the Coolscan 4000.



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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2626 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.

Andy


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Hi Patrick,

I´m very satisfied with the HP S20 scanner.

http://www1.guenstiger.de/gt/main.asp?produkt=46213&USID=00016282479166

Regards,
Ivica Ramljak


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Yes, I also have the Minolta Scan Dual II. Very satisfied with it, it's great value for the money.

Staffan


User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2616 times:


Hey thanks for the quick response..

@ Aviationlvi : the S20 would also be an option. Didnt know about that one before...I wrote you an email...
thanks again everyone

greets ,
Patrick



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User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Ivica - Is that scanner good with negatives as well as slides? G-CIVP

User currently offlineHaskey From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Patrick

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

Search via 'Ian Haskell' in the Keywords

Ian


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

G-CIVP: I don´t know. I´m scanning slides only.

I have 1 photo on a.net that was scanned from a negative...


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Ivica Ramljak - FRA Spotting



Regards,
Ivi


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Patrick,

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 Big grin) 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.


Frank



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2572 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! Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2565 times:

Well , as I actually have a flatbed scanner already..for normal documents etc. i think i will go with the s20..
thanks alot again for your help..

greetings patrick



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