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Standard User JK380
(member) Tue 01-Mar-11 15:20:45
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A cheap negative scanner for larger than 35mm


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Hi all, though i would ask on here, as don't want to go round lots of photo forums.

My problem is a bit more complected. I have some color negatives that are bigger than 35mm. My current all in one does not scan negitives well, as no transparency.

As I don't have much more than about 10 to scan in, i am not prepared to pay a fortune.

So bought a epson 1260 scanner with the light and things. Have set it up but can't scan in my negatives correctly. Tried VUE scan and same problem.

So i called epson and have found out that, anything bigger then 35mm, can't be scanned in how I want them. Even new epson scanners can't do this. Only one that can and cost to much is, epson v700. http://www.epson.co.uk/Store/Scanners/Epson-Perfecti...

Anyone know a good scanner that is cheap and can scan in more that just 35mm?

I am a noob at this so, unless another way. smile

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Standard User jonathanHodd
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Mar-11 15:27:34
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Re: A cheap negative scanner for larger than 35mm


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I know sod all about scanning, but i did see an article on petapixel recently where people we're using their DSLRs to capture film negs

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Standard User JK380
(member) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:25:48
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Re: A cheap negative scanner for larger than 35mm


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Thanks but i would rather use a proper scanner. I will probably buy it used on ebay, just like the epson i have.

Any other brand like, canon or HP with a good negative scanner?

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:39:28
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Re: A cheap negative scanner for larger than 35mm


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Depends what you mean by "expensive", I bought one of these a while back:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ion-pics-2-sd-389755

It did a good enough job on a couple of hundred slides, haven't tried it with larger negatives.

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Standard User JK380
(member) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:49:28
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Re: A cheap negative scanner for larger than 35mm


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That is a bit much for what i wanted to do. It doesn't look like it will work with my negatives.

Most negative scanners only seem to deal with 35mm. It's a real pain that you just can't get some standard, flatbed scanner and use that.

My negatives are Kodak VPH-2 something. Don't even know much about that format.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:58:21
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Have you thought of using a scanning service, eg: http://www.digiscanltd.com/negative_scanning.php?gcl...

Probably the best way if you only have a few.

No idea if they're any good, they came up at the top when I googled for "scanning service negatives" smile

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Standard User JK380
(member) Tue 01-Mar-11 22:16:23
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Already thought of that bill and decided against it.

That is a sure way to lose negatives. They can't guarantee you will get them back.

I asked in jessops and they said that to. Jessops said my film is specialist and would need to be sent away. So didn't bother.

That is why i am after a scanner. I will buy a cheap used one on ebay but what one?

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 01-Mar-11 22:21:18
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I take you point about losing your negatives...

It might be worth seeing if there's a camera club in your area, toddle along one evening and see if anyone has a decent scanner and isn't averse to a few quid.

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Tue 01-Mar-11 23:22:43
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I'd echo that. At the very least someone could make prints from the negatives which could then be scanned normally, or have a light box to take a picture of the negatives with a digital camera.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 01-Mar-11 23:32:21
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In reply to a post by john2007:
At the very least someone could make prints from the negatives which could then be scanned normally
Good idea- get a few of each, then they could be sent off to a professional hi-res scanning service and no tears if they lose 'em.

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