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Old 11-29-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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What slide/negative scanner?


Hello all,

I'd be grateful if anyone could recommend any scanners that will take 35mm - and ideally the old 120/620 and 127 formats! - transparencies and negatives to digitise our old memories and family history.

I'm in the UK and the machines use Ubuntu.

Thankyou in anticipation!

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure epson had a scanner that should work. You had to get the extra holders for the film though as options. They were not that expensive.

It may be possible to use some sort of minolta scanner but that may be harder. The minolta's in scsi used to be about $1800. They still are pretty expensive.

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Old 12-01-2010, 04:29 AM   #3
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Hello Jefro,

Do you mean a flat-bed scaner with a holder on top? I have an Epson 1260 and I wasn't much impressed by it although ok for paper etc. I presume that a dedicated scanner would be better?

I'd wondered about making a cardboard tube with the camera jammed into the end, with an improvised film holder at the other end at such spacing as would enable the camera to focus correctly, if it will...

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It think it was a 1200 or 1260 something perfection? Back then the dpi wasn't that good so no matter what you shot the scanner will only get so much. Maybe 600 or so.

A dedicated scanner is better but they cost a lot and not sure one can get full linux support.


Not sure if you can't even get great results from a $100 12 megapixel camera and some cardboard to hold the film. They should still have factory made slide adapters but again they seem to cost a lot and you'd need some camera that supports the old lenses.
 
  


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