I have a mass of 35mm photographic slides which I'd like to convert somehow to digital format for storage/retrieval/viewing on my PC. That way I can scrap/sell the slide projector as I'm now into digital photography. I use XP Home edition. Anybody got any ideas how I can do this?
I bought an epson 3200 flatbed scanner (think it's been superceeded by the 4870 click here) which has the ability to scan slides at resolutions upto 3200dpi. I am very satisfied with the results (but I've still got over 4000 slides left to scan). You could buy a dedicated slide scanner ut once you've finished scanning your slides you'll be left with a scanner that is of no further use to you.
and it seems quite good as well. There are still attachments to fit into scanner though which I seem to remember the Canon does not need because it is attached to the lid. The Epson has a frame where you slot the film in. The Epson will fit in more negatives at a time which is good.
They don't make 3-in-1s with negative scanning do they?
You can get the excellent Canoscan 8000 for just over £100 if you do a search. This was an A list scanner at PC Pro, it makes fantastic slide scans 4 at a time. I have one and I am well pleased with it. It does 12 negatives at a time unmounted too.