Old 05-15-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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I recently picked up a new film scanner, the Plustek 7300. Although Iíve only played with it a little bit, Iím very happy with the results. Iím still learning how to use it and the bundled software, but Iíve already been able to make a few descent scans. I am still a novice when it comes to processing so any faults are on me and not the equipment!

If anyone is in the market for a slide scanner, Iíd highly recommend the Plustek 7300. (No - I donít own stock!) It goes for around $250 from the popular New York camera stores.

Here are a few scans that I made of 10+ year old Provia slidesÖ

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Old 05-16-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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Nice results. Thanks for the info as I have been thinking about a film scanner.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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Looks good to me, and the price of the scannner sounds very attractive. I have been scanning stuff for about eight years, first on a Polaroid Sprintscan and now on a Nikon Coolscan, and at least for internet postings the Plustek looks to do just as well at a fraction of the cost. You didn't mention the max resolution, so the only question might be how well it would do with higher resolution uses, like large prints. But that's only an issue if you do that sort of thing. With regard to software, you might consider trying Vuescan if you are not using it already. I found Vuescan much more user friendly than the proprietary software that came with either the Polaroid or the Nikon.
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