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Negative scanner

Postby Conforumist » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:53 am

Is anyone here familiar with them? I have a lot of negatives I would like to scan.

I'm looking at this one for only $22:
http://www.staples.ca/en/Innovative-Tec ... 81_1_20001

and this one for $100:
http://www.staples.ca/en/Innovative-Tec ... CA_1_20001

I'm leaning toward the lower priced one; mostly because once I'm done, I will no longer need it.
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Re: Negative scanner

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:35 am

Penners is yer best bet, Con.
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Re: Negatice scanner

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:45 pm

We have a Canon Slide/Film neg scanner that's over 12 years old and probably superceded a long time ago but it still goes OK. Aside from being rather slow it's done it's job fine and the housemate's sold most of his 6000+ aircraft slide collection on auction sites using it, so they're easy enough to operate (he can barely copy/paste or click and drag without supervision :roll: ) - if you can use a paper scanner to import images to the PC OK then you shouldn't have any trouble with using aside from using the cartridges for slide/negs instead of a flatbed printer format (I think the basic configuration hasn't really altered much except getting more streamlined and probably smaller, but couldn't see your links). If you use a manufacturer that also used to make pre-digital cameras then I don't think you can go far wrong, but the technology's fairly well understood so I should think most popular brands are up to the mark. :D
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Re: Negative scanner

Postby Penfold » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:04 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Penners is yer best bet, Con.

I'm afraid that I'm completely clueless on this subject. Sorry. :(
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Re: Negatice scanner

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:59 pm

:shock:
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Re: Negative scanner

Postby Penfold » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:29 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote: :shock:

I've only really done digital photography for three years, Bouncy, and some old film photography around fifteen years ago with nothing in-between. I'm not even sure that I could even find my old negatives so the question of scanning and putting old pics onto the pc has never come up. :(
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