View Full Version : Looking for a scanner for sacnning 35mm Film

02-16-2007, 01:18 PM
I'm looking for a scanner to scan all my old 35 mm films.

Does anyone know a decent review site?
Does anyone have any recommendation?

The budget is ~200$.


02-18-2007, 10:13 AM
I think you're gonna have a hard time finding a 35mm scanner under $5-600. That said, most of them are quite reliable. No idea for reviews, you could alwasy try googling for it and checking peer-reviews on sites like amazon/pricegrabber.

The cheapest way is probably getting a standard flat bed scanner that has a special 35mm-slide-holder. HP and Cannon, I believe have them.

02-18-2007, 11:25 AM
i have an HP 3210 All-in-One that has the 35mm film adapter and have scanned with it tons of times. bought it for $220 CAD last summer. It is now a discontinued model of course.

02-18-2007, 11:29 AM
Has anyone heard about Canon 8600F?


03-18-2007, 05:21 PM
i don't mean to cross-thread, but for $500-600 i won't be purchasing a scanner..
wal-mart has been scanning my vietnam era kodachrome slides for me and put-
ting them on a cd...i have a few (very few) slides that i would like to have pro-
fessionally scaned and put on a cd for optimal quality..where do i go?? a local
expert will take pictures of my slides, but i can't help but thinking i will lose more
resolution..pixs on cd's from wallmart show 4-500kb.s...i put some slides in again
with different batches and wound up with 1.05 mb's...my 7.2 mega-pixel digital
camera shows about 4mb's when i view them on the computer..
any ideas on what to do, or should i be content with making large enlargements
from my current photo cd's..
i'm new to digital cameras and computers--wife's pretty good..it's been a long
way from a 60's darkroom in korea to meg-a-pixels.
pentax--sl1000///minolta sr-7///sony dsc-p200.

Visual Reality
03-18-2007, 06:06 PM
My Canon Pixma MP810 will scan film negatives and slides. It's supposed to work really well, but I don't have any to scan so I can't test it. Some of their other multifunctions can also.

03-23-2007, 09:29 PM
The best one I've used by far is the Epson 4990...it's over your budget, though...

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/interactive/Epson%204990/Page%2013.htm (http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/interactive/Epson%204990/Page%2013.htm)