I am a regular reader and subscriber, and am interested in purchasing a scanner that would allow me to scan 35mm Slides and negatives as well as carry out OCR. Some time ago you reported that none of the scanners available would scan slides and negatives to your satisfaction . Is there such a machine available now in the £200--£300 bracket? Hope you can help. J Ellerbeck
I've been using Epson Perfection 1240U (discontinued, probably) with slide and negative adapter. I use it at 1200 d.p.i., which gives good results when viewed on a TV screen or printed on 6" x 4" photo paper, but it can go up to 9600 if you want more detail.
If you want true quality I would go for a dedicated film and slide scanner. Having used various models of scanners with light lid attachments and dedicated film scanners I got far better results from the latter. Scanning Kodak film and slides which were alot darker than Agfa film etc where impossible with a light lid attatchment. With £200 to £300 as a budget you could easily purchase a film scanner and a flat bed scanner. Jessops have a Primefilm 2700 scanner which produces superb quality images priced at £149.90.
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