I should have said 2 strips of 3 6x6 negs i.e. 12 6x6's in one pass. rob At 26/06/2005 15:46 +0100, you wrote: >The answer depends on who you talk to. > >the two flatbeds currently being talked about are the epson 4990 and the canon >9900f >check out http://www.photo-i.co.uk/ where there are reviews on both. > >The main difference seems to be that the canon comes equipped with medium >format holders which let you scan 2 strips of 6x6 in one go whereas the epson >requires third party film holders for this. epson software is better but >everyone seems to think silverfast is better anyway so in my view the canon is >a better purchase. Both are cheap and are reported to give excellent results >for medium format and up. For 35mm negs a dedicated film scanner is a better >choice. > >rob > > > >At 26/06/2005 10:19 -0400, you wrote: >>June 2605 from Lloyd Erlick >> >>I've been using a flatbed scanner for my negatives for several years now. >>Only to replace contact sheets, that is. I find it far superior, and a lot >>easier on the eyes. >> >>My scanner has been a HP 4C with transparency lid, but it is about ten >>years old now. I've been planning to set up my old computer to do nothing >>but run the scanner, but it turns out that is merely an invitation to >>return to Windows 95 hell. Yesterday I spent about six hours on it, and I'm >>willing to admit I'm an incompetent nincompoop if it will just get me away >>from this drudgery. >> >>I'm willing to part with a bit of cash to get a decent USB type flatbed >>scanner. I need to be able to scan 8.5x11 neg filing pages without removing >>or handling the negs. >> >>Is there a consensus on which machine I should get?? >> >>Thank you very much. >> >>(By the way, I've also asked this question on r.p.darkroom.) >> >>regards, >>--le >>________________________________ >>Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto. >>voice: 416-686-0326 >>email: portrait@xxxxxxxxxxxx >>net: www.heylloyd.com >>________________________________ >>-- >> >> >>============================================================================================================= >>To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your >>account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you >>subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.