Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5514 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4393 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.
The Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4352 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.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be response to you back. OK? Well, catch ya later!!