Scanner for 35mm negs?

Started May 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
AOKH
AOKH Senior Member • Posts: 2,675
Re: Scanner for 35mm negs?

You mean, a $145 flatbed scanner ( http://www.amazon.com/Epson-B11B189011-Epson-Perfection-V500-Photo-Scanner/dp/B000VG4AY0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337392127&sr=8-1 ) does way better than a dedicated $2,000 film scanner for 35mm negatives? If that is true, I really need to look into this. A few years ago, I bought a Microtek i900 scanner ( http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=723854&CatId=294&SRCCODE=WEBGOOKWL&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCs81CjCE&gclid=CL3yz76fi7ACFYje4AodLmfSnw ), but was very disappointed with the film scan resolution. As a regular flatbed scanner for prints it was OK. The cost of the dedicated film scanners have put me off, so your statement regarding the Epson 500 is interesting to say the least. Thanks.

Bill Force wrote:

My wife bought me a new Epson 500 for my birthday, I already had a Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED that ive used for a time.

I am completely blown away by the quality of my 35mm scans at 4800 dpi on the Epson, way better than the dedicated 35mm scanner but of course several years in between technologies.

These are two out of the first roll of Fuji Superia 400 with virtually no PS processing except to sharpen slightly as I have sharpening disabled in the scanner.
Canon AE-1 Program, Soligor 75-260mm Canon FD lens.

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