[Darkroom] photo scanners

Ben Rupert meowdip at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 18:00:41 UTC 2011

I have a V500, it's a good scanner overall.  I've scanned 120 negetives
(color and B/W) and prints with it and got good results (here are some
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenwithevil/sets/72157602245072031/). I
remember installing the drivers a few years ago was a pain (windows) but
i eventually got it working.  It probably just works on a mac and it
doesn't work at all under linux as far as I know (this scanner is just
about the only reason I still have a dual boot laptop actually).  The
quality of the scans are good and you can do negative strips, but... I
found with the 120 strips it was easier to cut the strips down so that
there were four pictures per section (shooting in the square format = 12
pictures/roll on my holga).  I could have scanned without cutting the
rolls, but the cutting was less trouble than trying to keep the
negatives positioned correctly in the holder when the rest of the strip
was hanging out of the scanner.  So the strip holders could be better.
I hope this is helpful.


On 08/20/2011 10:25 AM, M.J.S wrote:
> Can anyone suggest a good scanner, for Color Slides as well as B/W
> Negative Strips?
>  Im tryin to get all my old projects in digital.
> Doesnt seem like any of the scanners in the darkroom work.
> Theres no driver online for the Nikon Coolscan, the Minolta has no
> cartridge, and theres something
>  wrong with the flatbed.
> Has anyone used an Epson V500 before?
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