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I'm thinking about getting a scanner so I can.. scan (obviously) negatives.
I'm on a bit of a tight budget, and I'm wondering what in specific I should look for. Will a regular old scanner do the job?
How about printing?
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>>2761376
>Will a regular old scanner do the job?
No, not for negatives. You need one with a light in the lid that will shine through the negative to the scanner sensor.

If you're on a budget, check out a V500 for medium format, or a Plustek 8100 for 35mm.
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>>2761386
Brilliant, thank you!
I should have said it is 35mm I'd be scanning in the original post.
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>>2761386
Is there any reason to get a V500 over a V550? I notice that the V500 seems to be discontinued and costs more than the V550, which I could go get from Fry's right now if I wanted to.
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>>2761480
Sorry I don't know the differences. I have the V500, though I assume that The V550 is newer and better. I'm sure Google knows the differences.
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I get by on an epson perfection 2400 but the V500 is what I'd suggest.
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>>2761376
eos M, vintage macro lens on ebay adapter, flash on an extension cable.
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>>2761376
An Epson Perfection 4990 is also a pretty good scanner, especially for slides.

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I'll probably get shat on for saying this, but the Epson V370 isn't bad at all. Only $99, so it's probably the cheapest scanner with a transparency unit that you'll find.

Also works great on Linux, if you're into that.
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>>2761645
That actually looks OK, too bad it doesn't seem to have a holder for 120 film.

I, in turn, will probably get shat on for saying this, but I could care less about 35mm, I'll just use my DSLR. I only shoot film to shoot MF/LF.
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>>2761376
I have the HP G4050, it does B&W pretty good. (scan as color slides and invert in PS/LR or gimp). But it does color pretty bad. I manages to get decent color scans by buying vuescan.
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>>2762224
>I only shoot film to shoot MF/LF.
That's good, since every scanner mentioned in this thread is complete junk for 135
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>>2761386
I'm literally trying to decide between those two scanners. Could someone explain the advantages/disadvantages of both?
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>>2762671
Or buying the Canon 100 2.8 used and using my 6D but I'm unsure of the best option.
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>>2762671
The disadvantage is that neither of them are DSLR scanning.
The advantage is you don't need to understand how to use a camera to operate one.

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>>2762671
One is a lot more detailed and better, but only works with 35mm film. The other is worse, and crappier, but works with medium format as well. If the Plustek worked with medium format, it would be the only suggestion.

>>2762675
price?
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>>2762678
$350 AUD, which is between $20-$40 more than what I can find the V500 and 8100 for.

I think I should go with the lens and just DSLR scan even though its more fiddly.
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>>2762675
The hunnit macro is a great buy.
Here it was the taking and scanning lense.
Cheap as shit secondhand too.
>~$350AUD
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>>2762688
Righto, I'll get it
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>>2762706
I'm proud of you, anonymous.
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