Choosing a Scanner?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by splitpea, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    Ack! A client is sending me some materials that need to be scanned, which means I need a decent scanner ASAP -- and I'm terrible at making decisions quickly.

    The options at the moment are:

    Canon LIDE 200
    Price: $54 with gift card and free next-day shipping
    PRO:
    - less expensive
    - smaller (tiny home office)
    CON:
    - shallow DOF

    Epson v30
    Price: $105 with 2nd-day shipping
    PRO:
    - deeper DOF
    CON:
    - higher price
    - larger

    I almost never need a scanner (which is why I don't have one), so on the one hand it seems wasteful to purchase the more expensive option...

    But on the other hand, buying something that has the ability to be used to scan 3D objects (i.e. possible stock photography) might help justify the cost and the space in my office -- plus I'd be less concerned about out-of-focus areas near the spines of bound materials.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. dankybear macrumors regular

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  3. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not -- that price includes expedited shipping (about $80 before shipping). The Canon actually costs about the same at NewEgg ($80) and a bit more at Apple ($90), but I have a gift certificate for the Apple Store, and the next-day shipping there is free.
     

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