Scanner for negatives to disc

  Graham. 17:53 11 Feb 2009

A friend has lots of negatives he wishes to transfer to DVD. Any advice, please?

  wiz-king 18:00 11 Feb 2009

If he has 'lots' then it would be best to send them to a photo lab. Negative/slide scanners are slow beasties especially if he has to adjust the size every so often.

  jack 18:01 11 Feb 2009

That has a 'Light in Lid' fitting
take a look at the Epson Perfection series

  oresome 18:34 11 Feb 2009

The other issue likely to rear it's head is dust and scratches.

You'll need some good software to remove these and retain detail in the file.

  Graham. 19:22 11 Feb 2009

Looks like the Epson Perfection V700 or V750. Only question I have - will they and the bundled software work on Vista?

  Quiet Life 22:43 11 Feb 2009

V700 and V750 are expensive professional scanners.
The V200 is a very good scanner that gives excellent results on negatives and transparencies.
All work on Vista.

  MCE2K5 23:02 11 Feb 2009

Epson Perfection V300 click here

  Stuartli 00:16 12 Feb 2009

See this thread:

click here

  jack 08:52 12 Feb 2009

Are the ones that are regularly offered in the 'Readers Offers' panel of the press and are not a very good buy technically apart from being dedicated to transparency/negative use only use.
I have seen work from 3 example and in each case advied the owner to return them as 'not fit'

  Graham. 09:44 12 Feb 2009

I've passed your recommendations on. Could be the Epson Perfection V300 offers the best value.

Stuartli, thanks, I did search, honest.

  Stuartli 10:31 12 Feb 2009

I've never suggested you didn't...:-)

It was a few days ago and, as I had posted to it, knew it was a similar query.

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