A friend of mine, who I have not spoken to for a while, has been in touch. Great I thought I've not heard from him for a while it will be good to read what he's got to say. The first line of his post was "My scanner has broken and the shops seem to be pushing the Canon Lide 30 and a Canoscan 3000f. Have your magazines any comment on them!"
A friend in need springs to mind!
Anyway I though I would at least try to help him out. If you have either of these models could you let me have your comments as to the performance and value for money.
I have an earlier N6700 and my daughter has the Lide50. Superb scanners that came with all the software needed for ease of use, and as a bonus no seperate power supply as they are powered from the USB connection. Well suited.
I noticed in the magazines a canon scanner called a canoscan d1250u2 . It was getting a very good write ups// and was top of the recommended scaners for a long period//it is like the one that sells with the film attachment . with no attachment . it cost me around sixty nine pounds ..
I looked high and low until I managed to buy one .it has a usb2 by the way I have not seen this scaner advertised of late .and I was wondering if it has been withdrawn and replaced by the lide models .that are cheaper to make and have no power adapter