Lloyd has a specialized request -- the standard answers for the best reasonable cost film scanners may not be pertinent -- he wants to replace contact sheets, so he doesn't need high resolution -- he definitely doesn't need a dedicated 35 mm scanner -- the main thing he needs is one that can scan an 8.5x11 inch transparency so that he doesn't have to remove his negs from the filing pages -- probably the best solution will be some cheap consumer-grade scanner that is rarely discussed on internet photography groups because it doesn't have enough resolution to make decent enlargements. --Michael On 26-Jun-2005 rob c 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. > > ..... For 35mm negs a dedicated film scanner is a better choice. > > >>June 2605 from Lloyd Erlick >> >>I've been using a flatbed scanner ...... >>Only to replace contact sheets, that is. ..... >>easier on the eyes. ..... >>I need to be able to scan 8.5x11 neg filing pages without removing >>or handling the negs........ ============================================================================================================= 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.