: Scanner

Dec 10th, 2003, 08:00 AM
Greetings and salutations!

I am looking for a scanner that will work well with slides and negatives. I am running OSX and don't want to spend too much. Does anyone have any suggestions for what's worked well for them?

Many thanks!

Dec 10th, 2003, 09:17 AM
You don't say what film format.
I'll assume 35mm slides and negs?

The best, but most expensive, is a dedicated film scanner.
The least expensive is a flatbed scanner with film capability.

New, you are looking at spending between $300 and $2000.
Used, $200 to $500.

It just so happens ;)
I'm selling one of each in the trading post.

Canon Flatbed (https://www.ehmac.ca/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=003940)

Polaroid Film Scanner (https://www.ehmac.ca/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=003247)

Dec 10th, 2003, 10:51 AM
I have heard that the latest Epson Perfection series (3200 and 3170) are quite good.

Dec 10th, 2003, 04:21 PM
Staples has two HP Scanners that you could get on a tight budget:

HP 3570c scanner $79.97 (Refurbished)

HP 3670 scanner $99.95

Scanners listing (http://www.staples.ca/products/catalog/class.asp?SuperCategoryId=3&class_id=999164&class_name=Scanners)

The 3670 is OS 9 and OSX compatible,
Both scanners can scan hard copy and film/negatives.

Dave :cool:

D. Keeping
Dec 10th, 2003, 04:34 PM
If you want to scan slides get a slide scanner the flat bed scanners do not do a very good job scaning slides even if they have a slide adapter. I have a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III which I am very happy with. it was about $450 I think.

My two Cents


Dec 11th, 2003, 08:04 AM
I appreciate all your suggestions- have been reading and think the Epson Perfection series is probably the best available on a budget. Will let you know how it works!