After Legolas' good thread about Epson perfection I thought this is just the job for son's Xmas pressie. Duly offered and he sent me to Jessops so I'm now totally confused. Please will kind readers tell me what scanner, that's not for millionaires only, will do a decent scan of all those different sized prehistoric family neggies.
Had already checked that thread which doesn't answer this question. The key words are negatives various sizes.There are lots of scanners that do 35mm. But what I'm looking for is the scanner that will deal with a shoe box of allsorts old family negs.
I think for anything other than 35mm you are looking at lots of bucks. There are adapters available for flatbed scanners, I tried one and it wasn't very good. I now get all my negs and trannies done by Coe Digital. They put them all on to a CD for me in three different resolutions. Cost is good. Check out click here
OK. I have a Canoscan 3200f which has a negative/slide holder this is a certain size. BUT have looked at the way the scanner is made. as long as the negative actually fitted into a homemade holder (soft black card) and fitted into the area that throws the light thru the negative might work just a thought.
Well I'm going to try the theory I posted Canard because my dad had an old camera and I found some black and white negatives so I want to see the photos. BTW the Canoscan 3200f is one of the best scanners I have used and I've used a few. I did a colour negative and increased the siz for printing to 490% and eveyone in the family was impressed. I have posted my review on ebuyer. I think I'm the only female with a review there.
With Cheaper scanners. negatives are sometimes a hit and miss affair.
I purchased a primefilm 1800U scanner from Jessops for around ?129 just for negative and slide images. Have a flat bed scanner with a light lid but it gave poor results especially with some darker kodak films. Well suited with the primefilm scanner.
Having needed a new scanner, also decided to get one to handle old family negs. So bought CanaScan 8000 which will do both colour and black & white negs. Wife is retired professional photographer so wnated similar to reproduce her work. Very happy with all concerned so recommend.