Which Scanner?

  goll_y 18:26 26 Jan 2003

Looking for a scanner for home use below £90. What is the best one going to be and any ideas if I can buy it online. Want something with good quality, easy to use etc.


  David-277685 18:48 26 Jan 2003

Checkout click here for the reviews on this site 4 of the top 5 are under £90

  goll_y 19:06 26 Jan 2003

I'm hoping to get the Canon D1250U2 Scanner. Is there anything I'm going to need or should it all plug in ok? I'm a bit of newbie with all this computer stuff but I've got a reasonably new computer but hasn't got anything fancy, just the usual sort of stuff. Will it be ok?

  961 19:15 26 Jan 2003

If your computer has USB sockets try Canon LiDE 20 from click here at about £55 inc vat.
More than adequate for home use, easy to use and excellent quality results

  Bapou 19:20 26 Jan 2003

I have the D1250U2, no problems setting up at all.As long as you have a spare USB port to install it everything should be ok.

  Pc-cillin 19:25 26 Jan 2003

Rather than start another thread on scanners, would it be ok to share this one with you,goll-y?

Question: I have a friend who wants to scan negatives. So do you know of some scanners that are up to the job. I think they are willing to spend up to £150.


  daz p 20:50 26 Jan 2003

Argos Umax Astraslim se £40 got one myself friday bang on !!

  Pauper 00:09 28 Jan 2003

To both goll_y and pc-cillin, just got my hands on a visioneer 9020 from dabs for £85 + vat, excellent scan quality for pictures etc and negatives/slides alike, also fast operation with usb2, or at least it will be when dabs get stock of the usb2 pci card, but works with usb 1 seamlessly. The twain driver is very easy to use with simple one touch operation for straight forward scans, or a more involved interface for specific purposes.

  *will* 16:10 02 Feb 2003

Pauper - have you scanned in slides?
I'm also struggling to know what scanner to buy as most reviews say flatbeds cannot do decent slide scans. Purpose is primarily to scan old slides, but I don't want to restrict myself with a specialist film scanner (or pay that much). Have just come back from PC World from looking at the visioneer 9020. Chap there seemed to think this was too high spec for my needs and that Epson 1650 would be sufficient, although he hadn't seen a slide scan. He also made comment that a separate transparency adaptor would be better than built-in - I can't see why???

  researcher 17:20 02 Feb 2003

Re both Q's. I have the 1250U2, great and good software. I've used it to replace faded photos with good results. The 1250U2F is the same but can scan negs.

Good bit re both is the USB2 connection. Have fun.

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