The bulb on my Mustek 600p has failed. I've extacted it and it is a Canon CWB 30216K 000. Does anyone know where a replacement bulb can be had? If it is expensive,and you just know it will be,can anyone recommend a reasonably priced flatbed usb scanner with a decent lightbox attachment so I can scan my 35 mm slides? I don't take enough slides to really justify the additional outlay for a separate slide scanner. Many thanks muchachos. Oh,and can someone recommend a good optician for Ryan Giggs?
I've got the Epson 1250 photo edition- the earlier version of the 1260 - the images are generally fine and it got some good reviews but frankly I find it agonisingly slow in warming up before a scanning session. Also the software supplied to too often unintuitive and cumbersome - for example I have to close the scanning apllication in order to review a group of scanned images via the so-called "smart panel" . Each time I open an application to import into or change the type of scan it takes what seem an eternity to warm up. The "cancel" button also fails to respond properly. A great pity as the actual scans produced especially with flat copies are OK.
Indeed, the Smart panel is virtually useless but my warm up time is much longer than 25 secs - more like over a minute or more. If I import via Twain into say, Photoshop I cannot access PS or edit a single image without closing the scan control screen.Then in order to scan subsequent images the scanner has to relaunch each time. You can't even verfiy scanned images using the Epson software unless you close down the scanner config screen. I also use manual mode most of the time. Given my experience of this I couldn't recommend it unless the ease of use has improved greatly. I suspect it wasn't fully XP compatible.
Does anyone have the Perfection 1250 transparency adapter lying around (unwanted) as I am wanting one but don't fancy the Epson asking price of £45.82. (Cheapskate bought the version without the adapter and now regrets it)
If anyone has one please email me with the asking price