Scanner for old photos and slides?

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OP Fishrman Senior Member • Posts: 1,448
Re: Scanner for old photos and slides?

edispics wrote:

Fishrman wrote:

SC489 wrote:

Chris 222 wrote:

SC489 wrote:

I bought a dedicated 35mm scanner about 3 years ago since these give good resolution, good dynamic range (DMax) and have an infrared scanning channel for correcting dust & scratches (essential). I bought a Reflecta ProScan 10T https://reflecta.de/en/computer-required/32-reflecta-proscan-10t-film-scanner.html

+1.

A friend of mine has the "Pacific Image" version, can't remember the model number but this is a reasonably-priced scanner that produces results that are way better than my Epson and Canon mid-range flatbed models.

Yes, that's what I concluded after looking at various reviews. The contrast range (DMax) and resolution, dust scratch removal and resolution is better using a good dedicated 35mm scanner. The Pacific Image and Reflecta scanners are identical.

Is this the one you are referring to? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434258-REG/pacific_image_primefilm_xes_scanner.html?ap=y&smp=y

Just remember that with this device you are back to scanning one neg or slide at a time. If time is not a concern or if you have a lot of patience, this is certainly a possibility for your negs and slides, though you still have to find a solution for your prints.

Thanks, I never realized it only did one 35 at a time.

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