[Darkroom] film scanner buy in straw poll

mikest mikest at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 22:08:17 UTC 2009

i have a V700, wich is a ~470$ (new) flatbed scanner that can scan 24
135 or 8 645 negatives at a time. it has the IR channel ICE stuff, and
is pretty spiffy. you can probably pick one up used cheaper. there are
even sturdy laser cut metal aftermarket holders. If you're scanning
for web or med size print, it will work quite well and can resolve
resolutions higher than you ISO100 film can produce. the main thing
I've found that governs scan quality with this machine is keeping the
dust off the scanner surface. be prepared to use canned air a lot when
scanning negatives.



On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Joachim Pedersen <joachimp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alright, Rubin and myself have been looking at nice used film scanners
> for the space, like
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-Super-Coolscan-4000-ED-Film-Scanner-35-mm_W0QQitemZ170396324691QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item27ac699353
> I'm willing to throw in $100 for such a scanner or equivalent. Would
> be nice if we could find a nice one that takes 120format, and works
> with a foss OS, we don't believe the above does...
> -Joachim
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