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Jodi M. Walsh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/7/2007
 

Slide Scanners


Hi there,

my dad has been a photographer/artist for years and most of his pictures are on slides. he's found it's really expensive to get them converted to prints but has heard of this Slide Scanner but can't seem to find one or anything about it.

i'm looking for him now and have found this Veho film and slide converter and the plustek opticfilm. does anyone know anything about these or can recommend something else?

thanks


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12/7/2007 12:10:01 PM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Hello Jodi,

I have used this slide copier many times. While it is somewhat slow to copy many slides, I found it VERY useful. The old slides I had are now digitized AND I was able to do post processing..dust removal, saturation, sharpening etc...

http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product_main/bow-sdd.html


all the best


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12/7/2007 4:40:25 PM

 
anonymous A.    There are lots of dedicated slide scanners and many flat-bed copiers also have a slide adapter. Irecently scanned 300 slides with an Epson flatbed using an adapter...very tedious: get one that has an autofeed option!
Nikon make a range drom about $500 and there is a review of other options here: http://www.flatbed-scanner-review.org/35mm_slide_film_scanners/scanning_35mm_slides.html


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12/7/2007 5:14:25 PM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/7/2007
  thanks pete and david... that helps me to narrow down the search and give him some options.


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12/7/2007 6:03:18 PM

 
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