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11-08-2008, 01:12 AM   #1
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You film guys might be interested ....

... in this. It copies negatives to SD cards in 5mb files without a computer;

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/388329-post23.html

11-08-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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For 149.99 I could buy a Canoscan scanner that does a much better job with the scanning.

It's a nifty gadget, though.
11-08-2008, 02:44 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
For 149.99 I could buy a Canoscan scanner that does a much better job with the scanning.

It's a nifty gadget, though.
They've been emailing a voucher to sell it for $99.99
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
They've been emailing a voucher to sell it for $99.99
Not sure it's available in Romania.

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Hm. Scan quality only 1800dpi. Scans in only five seconds. Costs only $150. Not for me, I think. But thanks, DB, for passing it on. Who knows, it might be the bargain of the century, with spectacular optics and hi-res. tiff output, but I really doubt it...
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Hm. Scan quality only 1800dpi. Scans in only five seconds. Costs only $150. Not for me, I think. But thanks, DB, for passing it on. Who knows, it might be the bargain of the century, with spectacular optics and hi-res. tiff output, but I really doubt it...
We'll have to wait for some reviews. Maybe the MKII when they iron out any bugs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wombat Quote
Hm. Scan quality only 1800dpi. Scans in only five seconds. Costs only $150. Not for me, I think. But thanks, DB, for passing it on. Who knows, it might be the bargain of the century, with spectacular optics and hi-res. tiff output, but I really doubt it...

An article on Engadget said the final output was a 5 megapixel image. hi-res. tiff output? Not really.
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if it gave me 3000dpi 10MB files, and could take advantage of software such as silverfast and the like, id pay 150 bucks, and id sure as hell jump on it for 100. but as it stands now, I agree with Dan. its a nifty gadget but it just isn't there yet.

thanks for the heads up Gary, ill be keeping my eye on it.

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Epson V500
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Epson V500
I second that! I've been quite happy with mine.
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Chris B&H has this Plustek Technology Inc. OpticFilm 7200i SE Film Scanner with a $50 rebate that brings the cost to $250. It is a dedicated film scanner. It comes with an OEM version of Silverfast software which is an excellent scanning software. I don't have this scanner you would have to do a little research to see about the quality. There are a good handful of user reviews at B&H.

I have an Epson 4990. It does okay with 35mm but larger formats are really excellent. The Epson V750 can hold its own with many dedicated film scanners for 35mm film.
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Scanners are a tough call. Nikon makes the CoolScan V which is pretty good but outside your price range. Polariod made some decent scanners in the day that you might find second hand cheaper. Microtek used to make a dedicated 35mm scanner to that was priced around $450 but now only have the high model priced way out there.

Good luck hunting.
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I'm shopping for one too as I'm a bit frustrated with the logistics of my Canoscan 4400F - the film tray is tedious at best to deal with.

Amazon has the Plustek 7300 for $239 (out of stock though atm).
Amzon has the 7200 for $203 w/ free shipping & Adorama via Amazon is $199 + $16 shipping.

Amazon.com: Plustek Opticfilm 7300: Electronics
Amazon.com: Plustek OpticFilm 7200 7200DPI Film Scanner: Electronics

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I will post a review of this scanner after Christmas. I just bought one for my father. He is not technically inclined at all so a real film scanner is out, and he does want to scan his old slides and negatives for safe keeping. I can give him this and a couple SD cards. He can do the scanning, swap cards with me, and I will do some Photoshop work on the images.

I wish I had the time to scan the images myself, but having him involved with the project will be a big plus.

It may not be perfect, but it is hard to teach my old dog new tricks, and this may be just what we need to satify his desire while keeping me sane.
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Using this scanner to "safekeep" slides is a bit of a contradiction in terms.
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