[rollei_list] Re: scanners.
- From: Don Williams <dwilli10@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 11:49:02 -0800
At 12:20 PM 12/20/2005 -0600, you wrote:
I am looking to scan in a large # of 6x6 negatives. My Epson Perfection
scanner, sharp as it is, cannot "find the image" on a lot of negatives
that have perfectly printable images. I don't know why.
What scanners do folks use to scan in 6x6? Do I need a "film scanner?"
What I have is an attachment to a flatbed.
I'm probably on the low end of the "early adapter" list, having been
one for a long time, so I don't keep updating. I am only on my
second scanner, a CanoScan D 1230OU. It is a flat-bed scanner, but
does have a light source for scanning transparencies and negatives
and is controlled directly by my Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, again
something out of date.
The CanoScan came with a variety of negative and transparency
holders, however for scanning un-mounted material I made some inserts
for one of the adapters which allows me to put the material directly
on the platen. I have no idea why mounted slides, which are
supposedly out of the plane of focus (if there is one in those
scanners) seem to do quite well. There are some examples of scanned
transparencies on the Rollei Gallery.
Unless you really need high production, a flat bed scanner should be
fine, and the resolutions have improved significantly since mine was built.
I have heard of some Xerox film scanners on the used market, and they
might be good for straight negative or transparency scanning. I've
never seen one but some folks here in town have them and they seem to
be getting good results.
La Jolla, CA
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