Skyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
This appears to be the same product marketed in the U.S. as the "Prime Film 1800". I have had one for approximately 9 months, and have uploaded a number of shots to a.net with it. It is inexpensive, and I have no idea what it's longevity will be. On the other hand, as an inexpensive way to digitize photos from film, particularly for the net, where resolution is low, I don't think that it is a bad way to start.
FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1182 times:
as George said it is a good slide scanner to start, but after a few months you might want a better one. Most airliners.net users use either a Minolta Scan Dual II or a Hewlett-Packard S20 which are slightly more expensive but produce a far superior quality. I was in the same situation about two years ago and I decided to save a little more money in order to get a Minolta Scan Dual II instead of a cheaper one like the Microtek Filmscan 35.
This is just my advice and I'm sure other forum members think differently.
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3133 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
I have the Microtek 35t plus - is it the same?
It was around 400USD 2.5 yrs ago.
By now it's a bit worn out (more than 5,000 scans), and it's hard to compete against digital SLRs. But it was OK in the beginning.
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