[Darkroom] photo scanners

Jas Strong modulararithmetic at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 20:33:42 UTC 2011

I recently bought a Canon 9000F, it was about $200 and it seems to
work quite well.
You can find some unretouched scans here:



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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