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Microtek Filmscan 35

Mon Apr 29, 2002 7:49 pm

Hi!

I would like to know if anyone have tried the Microtek Filmscan 35. This is a really cheap one, about 190-200 USD.
Is it worth buying this one? Any examples at a.net where this scanner has been used?

URL to this scanner´s homepage:

http://ww1.microtek.com/Europe-E/Web/Product.php?ThisPage=Scanners&Product=Detail&P_Id=67

Best regards,
GS
 
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RE: Microtek Filmscan 35

Mon Apr 29, 2002 10:18 pm

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.
George
 
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RE: Microtek Filmscan 35

Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:01 pm

Thanx for Your response George!

No one else who use this scanner? Embarrassment

GS
 
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RE: Microtek Filmscan 35

Wed May 01, 2002 2:59 am

Gustaf,

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.


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RE: Microtek Filmscan 35

Wed May 01, 2002 4:59 am

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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