Just to add that the scanable area for negs may not be as large as the scanable are for paper so you would need to verify the total neg scan area. At 27/06/2005 10:55 +0100, you wrote: >Well if you know of a cheap consumer grade scanner that has an 11x8.5 >transparency adapter on it then please do let us know about it. >If I were Lloyd, and I'm not, I would be thinking that the epson and canon are >a fraction of the price the HP 4C cost when new. However, I wouldn't be so >bold to say that I know exactly what he needs. For example I don't know if he >also does some occasional colour work and may find it useful. I don't know if >he also uses medium format. Others may find the specs on the epson and canon >worth looking at if they use medium format or large format. Some may find it >useful for commercial work. Both of these scanners are aimed at the >photographer wanting to scan negs which is why they have transparency adapter >lids on them which is exactly what he was asking for. > >rob > >At 26/06/2005 23:15 -0500, you wrote: > >>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. > >============================================================================================================= >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.