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Yes a flatbed scanner can do all that. I would choose the Epson Perfection 2400 or 3200. 2400 has 2400 ppi will scan up to 6 negs at a time. Much better interface than HP at $178 US at Sams -- "When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa did, not screaming like the passengers in his car." "Frederick" <fjclausphotographyspecialist.com> wrote in message news:66c372d3.0307130732.5e9456b1posting.google.c om... > I am in the process of updating my flatbed scanner. Currently I have a > Visioneer 6200USB scanner. The only problem is it will not scan > negatives or ...

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    Yes a flatbed scanner can do all that. I would choose the Epson Perfection
    2400 or 3200. 2400 has 2400 ppi will scan up to 6 negs at a time. Much
    better interface than HP at $178 US at Sams

    --
    "When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa did,
    not screaming like the passengers in his car."

    "Frederick" <fjclausphotographyspecialist.com> wrote in message
    news:66c372d3.0307130732.5e9456b1posting.google.c om...
    > I am in the process of updating my flatbed scanner. Currently I have a
    > Visioneer 6200USB scanner. The only problem is it will not scan
    > negatives or slides.
    >
    > While at Sam's club I noticed that HP makes a scanner that will scan
    > prints, slides and negatives. This scanner was about $200.00. What
    > appealed to me was that it had a doent feeder where I could put 12
    > 4x6 photos, the scanner would them feed them in one at a time and scan
    > them all. This would eliminate me from having to placing 2 photos on
    > the scan surface, previewing, and them scropping to scan only the one
    > photo. The model of this scanner is 5500c by HP.
    >
    > I hear however a dedicated film scanner such as the Canon, or Minolta
    > ones will scan the negative, automatically crop the photos, and adjust
    > for proper exposure.
    >
    > What I want to know is if this is possible with a flatbed scanner that
    > has a slide/Negative adapter?
    >
    > Has anyone used the HP 5500c scanner, or any other dedicated film
    > scanner? I would really appreciate some advise.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Frederick


    Paul Handley Guest

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    Looking for a new film scanner. I had a Polaroid Springscan 35 it ed on color negatives. What are the preferred scanners as far as accuracy and quality?
    artphotog Guest

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    Try the Epson 3200.
    Lawrence Hudetz Guest

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    PrimeFilm 1800u seems to work well.
    John Scribner Guest

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    The Nikon Coolscan 4000 is coming down in price, now offered with a rebate I think. It has Digital Ice which is a modern day miracle. I use the Nikon Coolscan IV (its little brother) and I have been very happy with it.
    Ho Guest

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    How about the Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400, I replaced my on Nikon LS20 with one last week – excellent results. (Does not appear to work with Vuescan though).

    <http://www.minoltaeurope.com/pe/digital_photography.html>

    On paper it has a better spec than Nikon’s LS40 – 5400 dpi optical 16bit colour depth Digital ICE and both USB 2.0/1.1 and Firewire interface. It is probably equivalent to the LS4000 ED for about £400 less.
    david evanson Guest

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    Bill,
    Thanks for the info on Vuescan – I did use it with my LS20 and it gave better results than the Nikon software so I will download the new version.

    As for the 5400 dpi resolution - it is far more than required most of the time, but it is nice to have if you are only interested in a small area of the frame.

    Looking at results from some high speed film stock you definitely start to see the grain before the pixels. But my old Kodachrome 25 still has the edge.
    david evanson Guest

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    You still have K-25 in the freezer??!!!! Can you still get it processed?? If the answer to both is yes, how much for two rolls and where do you send it to be processed?

    Bill
    Bill Lamp Guest

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    No – unfortunately no K-25 in the freezer (although I did keep my film in the fridge) I meant after scanning some old K-25 slides taken 20 years ago they still show little grain even a 5400 dpi.

    Downloaded the new version of Vuescan and it does work well the Minolta – after a bit of a false start – I didn’t realise you had to select ‘Calibrate Scanner’ first, I will have to start reading ALL of the pop-up dialogues in future. (this was unnecessary with the LS20). The colour matching appears to be much better than Minolta’s own software – all I need to do now is figure out how to enable the Digital ICE feature via Vuescan.
    david evanson Guest

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    david,

    Vuescan uses it's own methods. Some have reported it as being better than Digital ICE as ONLY the "dusted" spot or line is softened. I can't answer that, as the NikonScan software wouldn't run more than one scan before requireing a system re-boot, as I couldn't really make a comparison.

    Dust & scratches, grain reduction, and color restore are located in the FILTERS section of VueScan.

    Bill
    Bill Lamp Guest

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