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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Looking for a scanner for sacnning 35mm Film

    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$.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Guelph, Ontario
    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.
    Last edited by Elisha; 02-18-2007 at 12:30 PM.
    Canon EOS 7D


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Has anyone heard about Canon 8600F?


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    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.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    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.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

    For Sale:
    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

    Wish List
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
    New Tripod

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    The best one I've used by far is the Epson 4990...it's over your budget, though...


    Last edited by JTL; 03-23-2007 at 10:55 PM.
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

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