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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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Standard User mondeoman
(experienced) Wed 02-Mar-11 13:34:09
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Re: A cheap negative scanner for larger than 35mm


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How big are the negatives?
Standard User JK380
(member) Wed 02-Mar-11 18:28:56
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Bigger than 35MM.

About 2 and half inches by about 3 inches. That is why all the 35mm scanners are no good.

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Standard User JK380
(member) Wed 02-Mar-11 18:36:28
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Nothing found in my area.

Think I will stick with a scanner or have to use the first idea.

I have seen this cheap on ebay.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=uk&lc=...

That may do what i want.

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 03-Mar-11 00:12:22
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Colour or monochrome? I've used an ordinary scanner on monochrome (and I think colour) negatives that size. The results were good enough once I played around with the gimp.
Standard User JK380
(member) Thu 03-Mar-11 00:21:54
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It's color as stated in my first post. Normal scanner is no good.

Can anyone recommend a cheap negative scanner, that will scan larger than 35mm?

I don't care if it's ten years old, as long as it can scan negatives.

Other than that, any good photography forums that can answer this?

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Standard User longedge
(member) Thu 03-Mar-11 14:01:20
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I don't know if it's relevant but I believe HP do/did ?? an add on for some of their scanners called the Scanjet XPA IIRC it allowed you to scan up to 5"x5" negs/slides.
Standard User FelixTCat
(committed) Thu 03-Mar-11 19:57:02
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Have a look in this forum: http://photo.net/large-format-photography-forum/00Q6Oh There may be something to help you there.

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Standard User JK380
(member) Sat 05-Mar-11 13:32:18
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Thanks but not much help.

So i decided to use the first suggestion. It's ok but the quality would of been better with a proper scanner.

It will do for now.

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Standard User mondeoman
(experienced) Sun 06-Mar-11 23:21:15
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http://www.epson.co.uk/Scanners/Epson-Perfection-V50...
Standard User Lazza
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 08-Mar-11 07:10:00
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In reply to a post by mondeoman:
http://www.epson.co.uk/Scanners/Epson-Perfection-V50...

About the best "cheap" scanner around for MF scans. A Canon 8800F would also be a good choice too for MF scanning.

I use an Epson V700 which would be the next step up but a lot more expensive but highly recommended. End of the day you can take the cheap route or the right route - All depends how much you demand from your scans, at least with MF scanning it's not as critical as 35mm as the negs are obviously so much larger and easier to capture the detail.

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Standard User tetsuo
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Apr-11 14:46:42
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not really the actual resolution in the epson scanners is [censored] terrible (2300 dpi for the v700) and totally defeats the purpose of shooting on MF its better to just use a print and scan service and save up for either a nikon or hasslebald scanner

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Standard User git
(experienced) Sat 03-Sep-11 07:24:43
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Seem to remember something about putting a piece of white paper over negs if using a scanner with no backlight....
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