RE: Scanner Recommendations?

From: Jeremy Moore ^lt;>
Date: 11/17/04-01:37:44 PM Z
Message-id: <000501c4ccdc$e9537a10$6400a8c0@lilymonster>

You can easily do this under within your budget, but I would suggest you
purchase two scanners. The increase in quality from a dedicated 35mm
scanner (even the cheaper ones) from a flatbed is enormous. If 4x5 is
the largest size then I suggest an Epson 2450 (it's what I use and it
works great) or 3200 for the medium and large format photos and whatever
35mm from the main brands you can find on ebay for a good price. Lots of
people are liquidating their 35mm scanners on ebay after buying digital
cameras. $200 for the Epson 2450 from Epson refurbished and $400 for a
35mm scanner off ebay and you have $150 left to buy more film :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Alistair Calder []
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:57 PM
Subject: Scanner Recommendations?

I am slowly moving into the world of Alt Process and I'm picking up
resources along the way. I have found a great deal of knowledge here on

the list, so thank you all for sharing your experiences.

At this point, I would like to begin by scanning my body of work (in
various formats: 35mm, medium & LF 4x5) and I am beginning to review
scanners for the job. Ultimately, I will be creating digital negatives
out of the scans (most likely on an Epson 2200... that's my next
purchase after this one).

My question for the alt-process community is: what scanner do you
recommend for someone who will be scanning in the three formats
mentioned earlier?

My budget is around $750US (although I might be persuaded to go higher
if cost can be justified), and I will be working with Photoshop CS on a
WinXP machine.

Received on Wed Nov 17 13:38:02 2004

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