Old 01-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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My dad is looking for a decent scanner to scan old photos with. Anyone have one that they could recommend so I can point him in the right direction.

As for what he will be scanning will be old photos from the 60's to 80's. I guess he has some 35mm film negatives too.


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Old 01-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #2
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yikes, that's a huge can of worms. what's your budget? Epson makes good flatbed scanners that would work great for photos and passable for film.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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I have no idea. He said he does not mind spending 350 on a good one if that is any help.
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I tried using an Epson V500 and it was so out of focus I returned it to the store. Turns out the Epson's only have a fixed focus lens, so if your slide is thicker or thinner than 'normal' the scanner cannot make a good sharp scan.

For 35mm slides or negatives I recommend the Nikon ED4000 scanner. I also have a Canon flatbed scanner for the odd photo or other paper items, but I've never tried it on a slide.

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I will pass it on to him. Thanks for the input.
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I use a Canon CanoScan8400F. It's great for prints and does a reasonably good job with slides and negs. Overall, very good performance for the price, about $100. It does sometimes struggle with Kodachrome, but from what I've heard Kodachrome is the toughest slide film to scan.
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