I'm probably getting a film scanner next month. I've tentatively settled
on the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II. I just thought I'd check in with this
list on this particular scanner, to see how well it's been received.
My application is scanning 35mm negatives, mostly color. What I like
about the Dimage is:
1) its price -- I really don't want to go much over $500. I'm an
amateur, and can't justify a whole lot more than this. As a benchmark,
the B&H price on this scanner is $460;
2) the USB connection. I've had good luck with USB, and will probably be
replacing my PC sometime within the next year, and I expect to have a
shortage of slots for a SCSI adapter -- so I'm trying to move away from
An alternative scanner I'd identified was the Canon FS2710. The price is
the same neighborhood ($480 at B&H), but it's SCSI.
I note that a review of the Minolta on Epinions complains about a dark
streak showing up on scans, and I think I've seen some other comments to
that effect. Is that a common problem?
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