Film Scanners

Film Photography & Darkroom discussion

Moderator: Keith Tapscott.

Ornello
Posts: 833
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:49 am

Film Scanners

Postby Ornello » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:05 pm

Who makes a decent one? What about discontinued products?


photogoth
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:35 am

Re: Film Scanners

Postby photogoth » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:33 pm

Depends on what size of film you are wanting to scan and how much your are looking to spend.
I use Hasselblad Flexitight X1, but they are high end, cover all formats and cost around £10,000. Cheaper option is Nikon LS9000 film scanner, which does 35mm & 120. I think it's discontinued but still pretty good.

Ornello
Posts: 833
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:49 am

Re: Film Scanners

Postby Ornello » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:11 pm

photogoth wrote:Depends on what size of film you are wanting to scan and how much your are looking to spend.
I use Hasselblad Flexitight X1, but they are high end, cover all formats and cost around £10,000. Cheaper option is Nikon LS9000 film scanner, which does 35mm & 120. I think it's discontinued but still pretty good.
35mm color negatives and slides

photogoth
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:35 am

Re: Film Scanners

Postby photogoth » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:34 pm

Ok, the Nikon LS9000 does 35mm slides (5/6 at one time) and negs (2 strips), Nikon did a 35mm only one too, think it was LS4000, again discontinued. A good flat bed scanner would be Epson V700 or V750. I hope that helps.

dfbldwn
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:49 am
Location: NE rural Georgia

Re: Film Scanners

Postby dfbldwn » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:34 am

Ornello wrote:Who makes a decent one? What about discontinued products?
For discontinued, Nikon scanners have a very high reputation.
I got the best information by going to hamrick.com (the Vuescan software website) and slowly looking at the specifications for scanners his software supports.

As soon as tax season is over I intend to buy the Pacific Image (PIE) XA scanner (product number papfxa at BHphotovideo.com) for two reasons.
1) I like the fact that it does not require fiddly film carriers. You just insert the film strip or mounted slide directly into the unit. This can avoid focusing problems.
2) Dmax is not the highest, but to get any higher costs well over twice as much as the $450 this unit is selling for

The downside is that you cannot batch scan mounted slides. You can batch scan any 35mm film strip(slide or color negative) up to 40 exposed frames


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests