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 Post subject: USB Negative Scanner
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:32 pm 
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Now thats cool!

http://www.firebox.com/product/2234/USB ... ve-Scanner

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 Post subject: Re: USB Negative Scanner
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:34 pm 
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I'd be wary of this.

1. Windows only. Not even Mac support, let alone Linux.

2. It's not actually a scanner. Inside it's a cheap digital camera with a cheap lens, aimed at the slide/negative with a light behind it. You can achieve the same thing for a lot less by screwing a good old fashioned slide copier to the front of your own digital camera. Search eBay for "slide duplicator" or "slide copier" - you can find them for a few quid.

It's probably better than my ancient 8-bit SCSI Minolta Scan Dual, but don't expect results comparable to any more recent serious film scanner from Minolta, Nikon etc, or any real control over the output image.


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 Post subject: Re: USB Negative Scanner
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:41 am 
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oh right. i wasn't gonna buy it but thought it was a good idea.

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