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06-16-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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I think I saw an ad the other day for a stand alone scanner that did not hook to your computer that stored data on a basic camera card. I think it scanned negatives and slides. Now it was supposedly only $100 at Walmart but I was curious if anyone had seen, tried or heard of this. It had some advertising hype, but it sounded intriguing??

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I've seen devices like this before, and if we're talking about the same thing, it's not really a scanner. It's a digital camera inside a scanner-like box. Though still not a scanner, you'll get much better IQ from a slide/film adapter for your dSLR. Though not quite as good as a good slide & film scanner, it's a lot faster.

I have this one, but I believe there are others for less.

Bower Slide/Film Copier


Edit: Yup, here's one from Opteka.

BTW, I got the 35mm negative adapter for my Bower, which works well.

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