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11-07-2014, 03:34 AM   #1
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Film Scanner Under $300 for Newspaper Publication

Hey all,
I am currently shooting a Pentax MZ-50 and Pentax K1000 but have just been offered a job as a 35mm photographer at a newspaper and will need a good quality negative scanner for under $300, it must be able to scan colour negatives as well such as Kodak Gold 100/200 and black and white mainly Ilford FP4 Plus 125. Need to know ASAP.
Thanks in advance,
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11-07-2014, 07:15 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Deathfiyr Quote
Hey all,
I am currently shooting a Pentax MZ-50 and Pentax K1000 but have just been offered a job as a 35mm photographer at a newspaper and will need a good quality negative scanner for under $300, it must be able to scan colour negatives as well such as Kodak Gold 100/200 and black and white mainly Ilford FP4 Plus 125. Need to know ASAP.
Thanks in advance,
Nick Clunes
Hi,
I've got an Epson V300 at home.
It's a flatbed and I've used it for slides, but I believe there's also a tray for negatives included.
Quality from slides was very good for a consumer product & it's very practical to use.
Never tried dedicated negative scanners, unfortunately, many swear by the Plustek brand (and of course say that they are several times better than any flatbed), you could start looking in that direction.

Edit: you can find the next model, the V370 for around 200AUSD on ebay.com.au

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11-07-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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If you are only shooting 35 mm and for publication, don't go for a low-end flatbed. Definitely get a dedicated film like a Plustek, Prime Film, Pacific Imaging or used Nikon, Minolta.

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11-07-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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I have to ask, what kind of a newspaper in 2014 uses film-based workflows? Just curious.

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11-07-2014, 09:12 AM   #5
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I have to ask, what kind of a newspaper in 2014 uses film-based workflows? Just curious.

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mmmh... I'd guess a vintage-oriented one..?
11-07-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miguel Quote
I have to ask, what kind of a newspaper in 2014 uses film-based workflows? Just curious.

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...and what kind of newspaper with a film-based workflow would be using scanned images? Plates made from prints were the norm back in the day.


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---------- Post added 11-07-14 at 05:26 PM ----------

A nice K-50 would likely be the best solution.


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11-08-2014, 01:08 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
...and what kind of newspaper with a film-based workflow would be using scanned images? Plates made from prints were the norm back in the day.


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---------- Post added 11-07-14 at 05:26 PM ----------

A nice K-50 would likely be the best solution.


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...the low-budget one?
I don't know, you made me curious too!
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