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User currently offlineRiley From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 173 posts, RR: 49
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

OK. So now I'm ready to purchase that all important film scanner. Of course I've read all the biased reviews everywhere. What's everybody using? My budget is around $1000....


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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2328 times:



With a thousand clams why not join the digital age if you havent already and get a Nikon 5700 or a Fuji S602.

Regards



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User currently offlineRiley From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 173 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Now that digital age thing.... If I didn't have a ton of old gear (Canon T90/lenses), that would definitely be the way to go! Gotta go with the neg scanner.



User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2314 times:

Nikon Coolscan IV or Minolta Scan Elite II are the ones to go for.

Overall quality of a good slide is still way ahead of anything a digicam can provide.
A small picture on a screen might not make a difference if you've got a decent scanner, but if you want to make large prints digicams are hopelessly inadequate.
A slide or negative contains several times the data the output from even the best digicam does, and you're not facing the planned obsolescence of your camera as the next version is released in 6 months...



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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
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Go and get the Nikon Coolscan 4. Probably the best scanner you can get for around $1000.

Tim



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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

With a thousand clams why not join the digital age if you havent already and get a Nikon 5700 or a Fuji S602

Because some people have big slide archives and some people still shoot slide (and like it over digital).  Insane

-Joge



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User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Shaddup JogeBear with your damn Nican!  Laugh out loud
Film aint cheap for everybody!  Laugh out loud

-ClOvIs


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

yes it is, at least in Europe: http://www.mx2.biz  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Get the Nikon. Great features (especially ICE - the dust elimination algorithm), and great colors and definition (4000 dpi)

Charles


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