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Film Scanners - Any Recommendations?

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#1 earlyriser

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 08:46 AM

I searched for an existing thread on scanners, but everything I found was old and archived. I’m considering buying a scanner to digitize negatives and slides. So far, the Plustek 8100/8200 scanners look like a good choice. But, I would like to hear opinions from anyone who uses a scanner on their pros and cons. 



#2 lee14

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 08:54 AM

I have had excellent results with a Canon CanoScan 9000F, both with negatives and photographs. It's an older model, but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase a newer version.

 

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 09:19 AM

I use a Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner and it works very well with color negatives, B&W negatives or prints.



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Posted 21 August 2022 - 12:09 PM

I used the Plustek 7200 for many years and it was good for home use but limited to 35mm scanning.

Since I shoot other formats I later invested in an Epson Perfection V800 which can scan up to 8"x10" again a good scanner for home use.

They both provided good results and allowed me to classify or grade my images as meh / ok / good / great.



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Posted 21 August 2022 - 01:52 PM

I use Epson V550 for 35mm and MF with and i am pleased with the produced digital files.



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Posted 22 August 2022 - 06:56 PM

I’m still using an old Coolscan but I will probably wind up with a DSLR scanning setup based on the impressive results folks are getting on film photography forums.   

 

 



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 01:52 PM

Epson Perfection series are great flatbed scanners. Good range of models for what your needs are. I've used a V700 for years. 


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#8 Michal1

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Posted 05 September 2022 - 04:46 PM

I make use of a professional scanning service. Nikon Coolscan 9000 or 8000.



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Posted 09 September 2022 - 06:38 PM

Epson Perfection series are great flatbed scanners. Good range of models for what your needs are. I've used a V700 for years. 

I use an Epson 4990, the precursor to the V700 series, it does the job splendidly as would the V700, from 35mm to 8x10.


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