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01-08-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Since i don't quite have the scratch for a plustek dedicated scanner that can do medium format and 35mm just yet, I'm going to pick up a flatbed scanner in the next couple days to scan my 35mm and 120 film. I'm leaning towards a canon 9000f since its available locally, but have considered ordering an Epson v600 as well. I've got about $200 to spend, any opinions one way or another between those two units or some other scanner may have over looked?

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You can get a Plustek OpticFilm 7400 for that amount of money. Only does 35mm though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brofkand Quote
You can get a Plustek OpticFilm 7400 for that amount of money. Only does 35mm though.
The cheapest I can find is $266. It is a scanner that got 2 1/2 stars from PCMag and lacks IR scanning. It has also been discontinued and replaced by the 8100 ($290).
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And neither version does Medium Format, which is pretty important for me as I shoot it as much if not more than 35mm.

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I think you could get a refurbished V500 directly from Epson for $99
From what I've read, the V500 and V600 share the same transparency unit, which I think is better than the Canon.
I've been using a V500 for over 4 years now and I highly recommend it.
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There are a good number of members here that use one of the Epson models Colton recommends. I own a CanonScan 9000F and I find it up to the task for both 35mm and 120. I have no experience with any other model. So, I can't make a comparison.


Here's an older thread on this topic: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/107-film-processing-scanning-darkroom/172...m-scanner.html


And here's a example of a 120 scan from the 9000F (the negative is from the 1950's):
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/159796-post-...ml#post2001571


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I think that either the Canon 9000 or Epson V500 will work sufficiently well.
I've had people tell me that anything less than a dedicated Nikon Coolscan is a waste of money, but I've sold 5 gallery prints of images scanned with my V500.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
I think you could get a refurbished V500 directly from Epson for $99
From what I've read, the V500 and V600 share the same transparency unit, which I think is better than the Canon.
I've been using a V500 for over 4 years now and I highly recommend it.
+1 on the V500. Excellent software for scanning negatives, too. But for everyday scanning I use Vuescan.

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