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10-22-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Are Those $50 ebay Scanner Any Good

I am looking for a film scanner to use at home and would like to know the quality of FS1000. It has 5 meg CMOS sensor.

10-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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A fifty-buck scanner is worth every centavo, maybe less. That means, it sucks. Avoid it.
10-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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I got an ION Slide2PC Scanner last year
not bad for the price I paid, but nothing to write home about
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I bought one, it sucked. Don't do it. Spend the extra money and get a flatbed scanner that has film scanning capabilities/holders. I bought a refurbished Epson Perfection 4490 for $125 shipped and I've scanned hundreds and hundreds of 35mm negatives, 35mm slides and 120 film, it's been great for the price paid.

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@pentaxk1000denver: Thanks, I like your scanned photos. I am going to order either 4490 or V500.
10-24-2011, 02:15 PM   #6
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If you're looking for a $50 scanner, I'd recommended picking from the best of the used Canoscan 8400F lots on eBay. I bought one new quite a few years ago and it is still quite nice. That said, if I were buying today I'd totally spend the extra bucks for a new flatbed with film scan capabilities.

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