> I originally bought a Canon 9900f and set about scanning 6x9 negs at 100 MB
> file size. Wrong thing to do! Nothing wrong with the quality but it took 20
> minutes per frame to scan.
> Sold that.
> Bought an Epson Perfection 3200. This works faster but has a problem common
> to all film scanners... Poor or no dust elimination. I still have this
> scanner. The silverfast interface is way better than the Canon one and I get
> closer colour matching. Scanning prints is way better than with the Canon
> I went then and bought a Microtech dedicated film scanner and this is the
> beast I should have bought up front. The Digital Ice dust and scratch
> handling alone is enough to justify buying any scanner with it, regardless
> of the brand.
> Unfortunately DI has to be built into the scanner so IMHO... Don't even
> think about a scanner you intend to scan film with that hasn't got Digital
> Ice. Don't worry about sweet spots. Worry about film grain (noise) and dust.
> I bought GEM from the digital Ice people to clear up 'noise' which I'd say
> was film grain. Now I can scan my 6x9 negs and get them printed at wall
> print size... But it's been an expensive path to get this far!
> "LG" <gonsajiinet.net.au> wrote in message
> > Hi all,
> > Looking at the
> > Canon CS9900F
> > Epson 3200
> > Microtek 6800
> > Film scanning mainly, has anybody had any experience with these
> > scanners. Tell me what you think? What sort of work do you usually scan?
> > What res? Sweet spots on the scanners?
> > Will be scanning in negatives sized at 35mm, 6x6,6x7 and 6x9.
> > Cheers
> > jag2x