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film and slide scanner
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:38:14 PM »
has anyone ever seen or heard of this relatively cheap way of digitising slides?

http://tinyurl.com/film-and-slide-scanner


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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 10:05:07 PM »
I use my epson flatbed with the backlighting option Gordon.  4 at a time and the patience wears out after a dozen as it is very slow at any sort of decent resolution.
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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 07:06:06 AM »
thanks John.

I need to get some slides scanned, and this seems a cheaper option than getting them done else where.

might take a punt and get it .........
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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 12:04:50 AM »
Gordon, I would be a bit careful with that. 10mp scans is not exactly huge for a 35mm film. It depends on what you expect from the scan, but to give you a rough idea, my 35mm slide scanner "throws out" well over 100mp files. I would have a good look at some of the flatbed scanners around. They deliver verygood results and you can use them for other stuff as well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 11:36:26 AM »
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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
Gordon

I solved the slide issue about three winters ago. It was easy and fast.

I had about 25,000 to 30,000 slides. Most were old 'stock" photos and they had earned their keep over the years as I had sold many of these images to ad agencies and made enough money to justify computers and cameras. But that market dried up with online stock agencies and so 80% of my slides were redundant.

I aggressively when through 40 years of these stock photos and my "family & friends" slides keeping (what?) maybe 2,000 in total. (Even at this low level, probably no one will ever look at them when I die.) 

The others? I boxed them up and hauled them to the "dump"  .. yup! Gone. Finis.

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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 01:23:11 PM »
Hi Gordon.I don`t think using one of those "scanners" from 7day is a good idea.


Firstly they are not scanners in that they simply record the image in the same way as a digi compact does.


A dedicated film scanner will make a slow pass along the neg/slide,taking several minutes for each.


My method with my Minolta Scan Dual II is to import the scanned file(TIFF)into CS4 via Bridge.Most tweaks are done in ACR,then save as a TIFF copy to another HDD,then a JPG copy to My Pictures.


Negs are a lot more work than slides--casts,odd colors,dust etc.


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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 04:11:02 PM »
thanks for the comments everyone, looks like I may have to go find something else to do it, or send them away.

has anyone in the UK heard of or used this place.

http://piciscanshop.co.uk/
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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 11:58:33 PM »
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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 07:36:37 AM »
Damn that`s a good price.Less than I paid for mine.
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Re: film and slide scanner
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 11:29:26 AM »
I use an old Epson Perfection 3490 with slide adapter, slow but latest drivers/software downloaded. Reasonable results but all need work after, oh and it only scans landscape - crops top and bottom picture if put in portrait mode, simple enough to alter after, I thought it was me for a while cutting peoples heads off! slides were from `70s, 4 at a time takes 15-20 mins at high res ?6400?