Scanners for film "on the go" ??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by igmolinav, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    To scan film I have seen that many of you recommend such
    good and powerful scanners as the:

    V700, and the V750-M of the Epson brand. Perhaps you
    have other suggestions as well from epson or other brands.

    Those scanners are good, but because of the size and weight
    is hard to go with them. I am living one semester "at home",
    and one semester "at home", but away from my other home
    some two thousand miles. I would like to be able to scan and
    see the pictures I take. It doesn't have to be the best
    resolution. It suffices for web use, and perhaps at the largest
    a 5x7" print.

    I have seen this Epson scanner from this merchant:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/496399-REG/Epson_B11B189011_Perfection_V500_Flatbed_Photo.html

    and this Canon one:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/696856-REG/Canon_4207B002_CanoScan_9000F_Color_Image.html

    I use a medium format 6x6 camera. This epson scanner can scan up
    to a 6x12 negative. So, the scanning will go from two pics at
    a time. Not the fastest, perhaps. Because of the size, this
    scanner can hopefully be taken in my photobag onboard, or
    in my suitcase with a good deal of clothing "strategically
    arranged".

    Do you have any other portable and reliable recommendations??
    Perhaps I should buy the "good" scanner and leave it at home
    and then every six months scan what I have done.

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Location:
    Massachusetts
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    For quick on-the-go scans, nothing beats this.

    The quality isn't super amazing, but it's far better than you'd expect. I got one as a gift a few months back, and actually find it rather useful.
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your message : ) !!!

    These scanners are very cool !!!

    Which model are you using? Have
    you scanned by any chance a 6x6
    slide with it?

    Target has several models. One
    even has bluetooth:
    http://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=Vu+Point&category=0|All|matchallany|all+categories

    Do you have this accesory? It is a
    table-top scanning stand:
    http://www.vupointsolutions.com/browse.php?cat=scanner&page=ACS-PDS-ST1-VP
    I wonder if it is not too fragile, or
    if one can scan better slides with it?

    Thank you again, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  4. dimme macrumors 65816

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    SF, CA
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    What do you want to do with your scans? The Epson's flatbeds are good but If you are going through the trouble of shooting film and you want high quality scans then you are not going to get it with a flatbed, You are going to need something like a Imacon. I was a scanner operator for years in a high end photo-lab and have used everything form drum scanners on down. I own a epson v-600, and a older canon 35mm scanner. The epson is not bad for the web but lacks sharpness for printing
    Hope this helps.
     

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