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re: filmscanners: Acer Scanwit 2720s vs 2740s vs HP s20
There are quite a few scanwit owners on the filmscanners list, but general
opinion questions I've noticed don't turn up a whole bunch of answers.
Personally I am getting quite qwick at fixing dust and scratches on my slides
and negatives in Photoshop. If you do not have photoshop, I would put it VERY
high on the list. The reason being the manipulation after the scan will take
many times longer than the scan itself.
When I started I could not get good scans on some of the negs and slides, but
now that I have nearly a year under my belt and hundreds of hours in Photoshop,
I would consider myself quite proficient for a hobby. I can dust spot and neg
or slide in about 5 minutes or less. Therefore I put the personaly worth of
ICE at about $100.00.
In my opinion, whatever film scanner you buy, VUESCAN is a must from
www.hamrick.com. And especially on the ScanWit as Mira Photo is weak.
Grain aliasing is a problem with all the 2700 dpi scanners, the 2900 _might_ be
a little better. 4000 dpi don't seem to suffer much. This is the single
biggest issue with the Scanwit, the optics are very sharp.
>> am new to the filmscanner world, so please bear with the newbie questions.
>> I'm considering either the Acer Scanwit 2720s or the 2740s. My perception
>> after reading the specs, is that the 2740s is 2720s+ICE. Did I miss
>> Would like opinions/experiences of whether the ICE was worth the price.
>> Otherwise, for the 2720s, how much effort did you take to touch up
>> any negative defects (assuming minor blemishes).
>> If you have a 2720s, would you (on hindsight) have bought the
>> The other unit I'm considering is HP's s20, but on features, stacks
>> up with the 2720, and is much more expensive here.