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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:22 pm 
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does anyone here have one?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:57 pm 
I have owned (years ago) a few cheapish Minolta and Canon scanners.

They gave me pretty pants quality compared to having them scanned professionally though, so I ended up reverting to that if I really needed a digital copy.

A friend owns a Nikon Coolscan 900 (I think its called) and that is awesome for home scanning, but I havent used it for a year or so since abandoning film.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:23 am 
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I used film for nearly 6 years, and I would like to create digital versions.

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are you using 120 or 35 mm formats?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:16 pm 
I think Ken Rockwell wrote an article once asking whether it is worth it to digitise your film collection. That is going to take hours of scanning, and more to sort it. What are you looking to gain from it?


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But Ken Rockwell is a fool with no artistic flare, what the hells does he know.

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This is true. But archiving my film collection to digital would be a waste of my life


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Analogue photography, its a love or hate thing.

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Jeremy,
I no longer use film, and use the computer to view photographs etc. The purpose in digitising it, is so that it would work with the way I archive and use my image collection.

There is not that many films to go through anyway.

Mark wrote:
are you using 120 or 35 mm formats?


I am using 35mm film.

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I tested some Nikon film scanners a long time ago which were excellent. Maybe there's some second hand ones floating around.


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It would be interesting to convert both my recent and older negatived to digital, however it would be quite a chore! None the less, it would give me a good reason to do more film photography! :)

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If the scanning is for viewing purpose on the computer only then this is a cheap and cheerful way with good results.

Save £40 on the price until 19/04/11

http://www.maplin.co.uk/2.4-inch-film-t ... ner-383846

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