[rollei_list] Re: cheap scanner...

  • From: Don Williams <dwilli10@xxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:48:10 -0500

At 04:48 AM 7/31/2015, Jan wrote:

Hi Folks,

I need a new negative/slide scanner at home. Does anyone have experience with the Epson Perfection V550 (6400 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth)?
Important: It needs to allow scanning of MF (up to 6x9) slides/negs directly on the glass (without holder).

Shot a "new" Super Ikonta 530/2 ("C") with 4.5/105mm CZJ Tessar yesterday. Processed the Agfapan 100 13 minutes in Rodinal 1:50 this morning. Results look VERY promising.


I'm waiting until Windows 10 is installed. I already have lost one scanner, a very nice one, to software upgrades. My Canon D1230U was super and handled all formats, transparencies, negatives, and flat stock. The lid has a light in it that can be covered and the holders, including one I made, work for everything I have. The lid is mounted on sliding posts so it will handle thick items, such as books, etc.

Canon only made software for operating systems up to XP, nothing more. I had to find the XP software from a site in England but it did work on my (saved) XP laptop and even worked on an XP emulation (virtual XP drive) available on Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 10 will not have that ability and the old XP laptop is so slow it is a chore to use.

Windows 10 is apparently late on general release so I will just wait.


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