[Darkroom] photo scanners

Ben Rupert meowdip at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 00:57:27 UTC 2011

I've never usd the V500 for slides, but it does have a holder which
allows you to scan four slides at a time.  I've never scanned slides,
but I assume that the image quality would be good.
Scanning without a holder would also work and you could do a lot more at
a time, but then your scans would probably be slightly rotated.
Actually the 120 negative holder has a little bit of play and the images
don't always come out perfectly squared to the frame of the scan.  They
usually are good but they are sometimes a couple degrees off.

On 08/20/2011 01:33 PM, Jas Strong wrote:
> I recently bought a Canon 9000F, it was about $200 and it seems to
> work quite well.
> You can find some unretouched scans here:
> https://picasaweb.google.com/116592986723950087833/Hawaii2011BraindumpPat2
> -J.
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Ben Rupert <meowdip at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> examples:
>> 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.
>> Ben
>> 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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