/ 35mm Slide Scanner

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FesteringSore - on 23 Nov 2016
I'm looking for a good quality scanner - not too expensive - to convert transparencies to digital.

Grateful for any recommendations please.

Thanks
Indy - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

Nikon Coolscan is what I used.... still in the loft somewhere.
FesteringSore - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to Indy:

> - not too expensive -
andyjohnson0 - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

I bought a Plustek OpticFilm8200iAi a couple of years ago and have had good results from it for slides and negative film.

Current price on Amazon is about 330. It comes bundled with SilverFast software, but I prefer to use VueScan.
Indy - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

Gosh, I'm genuinely surprised that a product that was discontinued 5+ years ago is selling for around the same price as I paid new.
David Barlow - on 23 Nov 2016
ali_colquhoun - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

I use a plustek 8100. Its pretty good. If you are only doing black and white then there is no point shelling out more for the 8200 as the only extra thing you get is scratch removal and so on. This feature cannot work with black and white. I got mine from Park Cameras.

Its a bit of a job maybe 2-3 minutes per slide/negative. But getting it done where I live is 9.99 a roll. So well worth getting one.

rif on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

Scanners in the Epson Perfection series can scan several slides at once, come with fairly versatile software, and get good reviews for image quality. The V550 is relatively cheap (rrp 200).
Colin Scotchford - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

I've been using a Quato Intelli Scan 5000. Been pleased with results
Stone Idle - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:

You could try a slide light box and a decently sharp lens with camera on a tripod. So long as it all lines up the results are good.
FactorXXX - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to David Barlow:

See http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=584819&v=1#x7744422

I've experimented with doing the same but with negatives and once you get the hang of it, it's fairly straight forward.
The only problem, is that the whole set up (tripod, lightbox) is quite big and unless you have a spare room, etc. it's a bit of a pain to keep setting up. Definitely worth considering if you've got the kit though.
Here's an example: -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/132898553@N08/28653251203/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/
gethin_allen on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to Indy:

One of these was thrown away in work recently, it only had a parallel port on it and nobody knew what one of them was.
FesteringSore - on 24 Nov 2016
I've seen some at !see than 200-300. More in my budget.
FesteringSore - on 24 Nov 2016

> I've seen some at LESS than 200-300. More in my budget.

elsewhere on 26 Nov 2016
In reply to FesteringSore:
Slight hijack and I hope that is OK...

...can anybody recommend a company that does slide scanning?



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Indy - on 26 Nov 2016
In reply to elsewhere:

Can't recommend anywhere but friend needed to scan a roll about a year ago and ended up paying 10ish for a so so job.

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