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dakegra
dakegra
http://www.ion-audio.com/slides2pc#

thoughts? handy gadget for scanning negatives/slides, or useless tat?
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perdita_x From: perdita_x Date: September 20th, 2008 07:50 am (UTC) (linky)
they are *crap*
pteppic From: pteppic Date: September 20th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC) (linky)
Avoid.

If you want film scanning for 35mm, try and grab a second hand Minolta Scan Dual II or III from Fleabay (Scan Dual I is okay, but unfortunately is SCSI). Or a Nikon Coolscan.

If you want to buy new, have a look at the Epson Perfection V500/V700/V750 flatbed lines. Awesome for MF/LF, good enough for 35mm so long as you're not expecting to make drum scanner style enlargements.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: September 21st, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC) (linky)
any cheaper options? They all seem out of my meagre budget..
pteppic From: pteppic Date: September 21st, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC) (linky)
Give us a number, I'll give you an option (or attempt to). It's something you need to put a little investment into to even get reasonable results.

~100 GBP - 150 GBP should get you a Scan Dual II.

Just keep your eyes open on fleabay for a few weeks. One will turn up. Be sensible, and it's yours for sensible money. I'd offer you my Scan Dual I and the SCSI card, but it's currently in use at my parents.
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pteppic From: pteppic Date: September 21st, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC) (linky)
What's the output like from the V100. Any chance of samples? We got the big daddy version, but I'm curious to see what the others are like.
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