Dazed767
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For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Fri Oct 27, 2000 11:32 am

I just got my first set of slides back, they look good. Well....I went to scan one (@ 2000dpi, it's the highest it will go), and it comes out blurry on my corel photo house program. What can I do to make them look better? I'm not sure if it's my scanner (microtek scanmaker 3600 42 bit scanner), it was only $100. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

Justin

P.S. I have the SW "mexico one" on one of those slides, so I'd really like to upload it!
 
Brick
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Fri Oct 27, 2000 11:48 am

Is your scanner a flatbed scanner? If so, you cannot use it to scan slides. Also, you shouldn't be scanning slides above 1200 dpi. Anything above that just wastes time and diskspace and does not improve quality.

Mark Abbott
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thomasphoto60
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Fri Oct 27, 2000 11:51 am

Short answer, it is probably your scanner. There is an old saying "You get what you pay for " and a $100.00 scanner will probably not cut it when it comes to scanning slides. I am assuming that this is a flatbed correct ? If so the I suggest you save your money and put out $400-$700 for a decent film/slide scanner. There are flatbeds that have supposed transparency capabilities, but from what I have read, most are medicore at best, your best bet is to get a dedicated film/slide scanner.

I believe there maybe one or two here on this forum that use flatbeds for slide scanning, they may have some helpful tips on setting up the prefrences.

Good luck,

Thomas
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Dazed767
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Fri Oct 27, 2000 11:57 am

Yeah it's a flatbed. It does a pretty good job on my prints though....I guess I'll have to pay someone to do it (psssst....hey Rob...   )
 
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Fri Oct 27, 2000 1:00 pm

For scanning slides you are gonna have to buy a new scanner. One of the most popular for scanning stuff for the web is the HP S20. It runs between $450 and $500. It is what I use. For the price, you cannot beat it. It does slides, negatives, and prints up to 5x7. Most other slide scanners are much more expensive.

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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Fri Oct 27, 2000 2:34 pm

Hi there,

I am using the Canoscan 2710F and this is a very good slide/negative scanner and as far as I know it costs about 1300,- DM, which is about 560 US$. It has a 36 Bit colour depth and a max scan resolution of 2700 dpi.

Here I show you some examples:


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as I took this picture with a 500mm lens the Condor B757-300 only fits about 1/5 of the picture, so I scanned it with max resolution and cropped it.


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Regards

Mathias
 
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Sat Oct 28, 2000 12:46 am

Here are some examples of some of my "window" shots"


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Richard Silagi
 
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Sat Oct 28, 2000 1:26 am

Sorry posted that last reply to the wrong message. OOPS!
 
chris28_17
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Slide Scanner Question

Sun Oct 29, 2000 3:01 am

Alright, I promised myself i wouldnt spend the money on a slide scanner... i think im about to break that promise. I believe you get what you pay for, so im considering that HP S20 that seems so popular. But where do you go about purchasing these items?

My camera shop has a "prime film 1800" slide/neg scanner for $200 but the only other one they have is some new kodak scanner for over $1000... HAHA yeah right.. (by the way, anyone know anything about that "prime film" scanner??)

Anyway, did you all order your scanners? and if so where at? or did you just go to a computer store?? whats the best way in your opinion???...

Just a curious question.

CHRIS
 
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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Sun Oct 29, 2000 3:07 am

I bought mine on http://www.egghead.com

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RE: For All You Slide Shooters....help Me!

Sun Oct 29, 2000 9:00 am

Hi

Before I bought my slide scanner, I had my slides scanned by BobP, or I went to a friend's house and used this flatbed with a mirror which you would put on the slide to reflect the light. Let's just say the results using a flatbed/mirror weren't optimal... have a look.


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It looks as if there's a crease on the left side of the scan... horrible! I'll probably re-scan them when I get a chance.

Now I use my own scanner at 2400dpi, and when I resize the pictures, the size is usually under 100k, from a 22MB bmp. I use a cheap $200 (if not, less) scanner, and well, here are the results : (I have yet to get a complaint, so I must be doing something right!)


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Regards,
Rob

PS. I'm still uploading my LAX pictures back from August, I'll probably do a mass upload one day... then a mass FRA upload on another day  
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