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Is This Scanner Good For Airplane Pics?  
User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4055 times:
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I wanted to know if any of you all use this scanner from Airline Hobby.com. I saw it from Joe's link and I thought how is it with airplane pic scanning?

here is the link to the scanner
http://www.airlinehobby.com/welcome/scanner.cfm

Do anyone of you all who have pics on Airliners.net use this? How does it do with negatives, slides, or prints?


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

I'd like to know as well! I want to buy a slide/negative scanner, but can't really afford a lot of the decent ones. Is scanning negatives just as good as scanning slides?

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

Hi guys,

I believe Bo Kim and a few others use this scanner (Justin Cederholm too I think?). They seem to have good luck getting photos accepted here with it but maybe they could tell you more.

Personally I think that $292 is a little steep for such old equipment, when the Minolta Scan Dual III can be obtained for $280 here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bh1.sph/FrameWork.class?FNC=ProductActivator__Aproductlist_html___264756___MIDSD3___REG___CatID=0___SID=F2127A65240

And the Scan Dual II for $250:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bh1.sph/FrameWork.class?FNC=ProductActivator__Aproductlist_html___206001___MIDSD2___REG___CatID=0___SID=F2127A65240

I'm saving up for the Scan DUal III, looks like a great value for the money! Looks like they reduced the price $20 too...

hope this helps,
Serge


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3849 times:
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Thanks for the links. I might get the cheaper one for christmas or I might get it myself. I'm going to save some money for it if I do get it.


"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

Yeah I have that scanner. If I were you, I would get the Minolta. I have over 2000 scans on my S20, first I would get pink lines on my prints, then it went to my negs (pink/purple horizontal line)....now my slide scans are getting a very faint blue horizontal line across them. The scanner does a really good job of scanning, but when it starts to wear out, it will show. Joe Pries had this problem, I believe Bo Kim did also....just something you'll have to deal with a few years down the road.

Justin


User currently offlineThe Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

I use the older version of this scanner and have downloaded the HP software to make it 2000 compatible. I have it a number of years now and it has done me very good service. No sign (yet) of the blue lines etc reported by others. The beauty of this scanner for me was the ability to scan prints too (up to 7x5 ins).
It has a max resolution of 2400 dpi which may prove limiting but only if you want to print very large prints from the scans.
Its downsides are that it doesn't come with a good piece of photo manipulation software (you would have to buy a copy of PhotoShop or similar) and my old machine used a SCSI card rather than a USB connection so I can't connect it to a laptop.
I have now got a digital camera (D60) so the scanner is up for sale here in the UK.
A good starter model I'd say and it was good in its day but there are better models on the market now but at a higher price (but then a lot do include better manipulation software).
Take a look at some of the scans I've done by searching A.net using my name Bill Blanchard - all the pre-summer 2002 scans are done on the HP machine.
Hope this helps.
Rgds
Bill


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3782 times:

Hey Guys,

I do used communication with Henry Tenby from early of 2002 into January. He was very helpful about with the my scanner at the my home was doesn't not fit for me and I need use with USB port for into my computer. This is better one for myself. I do know this is not good for SCSI port at the my computer. Also, Henry Tenby was selling with HP photoscans for the whole worldwide right now. He is living into Canada, too. You may comments by the emailed to him at henrytenby@shaw.ca and he will be response to you back. OK? Well, catch ya later!!

Regards,

Scott W.


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3781 times:
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Well thanks for the info. I will get the Minolta scan Dual II because of a couple of reasons.

I checked some of your photos and they looked gret and also I know two people who use it and they paid more but it produced good results.

The use of negatives for my prints now and for someday I may use slides but I could use it for both with mine and any other pictures I develop.

The price too cause some places it was $400.00 and some more but now it's down to a reasonable $249.95.


Well I'll have something I want under the tree this christmas



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