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#1 digitaldodo

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 07:09 PM

Is anyone using the new generation of flatbed scanners from Epson/Canon,etc for Medium Format? If so, are they any good?

I need to scan 2 & a quarter sq. negs, but can't afford a pro scanner. Many Thanks, John.

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 12:54 PM

I don't shoot medium format and use a dedicated film scanner for 35mm slides and negatives. A dedicated film scanner for medium format costs 1,000s of pounds, so I can see why you're interested in the flatbed alternative.

From all of the reviews that I've read, they do seem to be up to the job for medium-format, but not so good for 35mm. I guess the best idea would be to buy one and try it out - if you're in the UK there is a 7-day cooling off period after purchase, so you could always return it if it didn't meet your requirements.
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#3 jmc

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 10:33 AM

Epson do a scanner that will handle 35mm and 6x6cm transparencies, i think it is just under the 600.00 mark.



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