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Re: filmscanners: Best Buy for $500 or so

If that's $500 US, I suggest you consider the Canon FS-2710 or Minolta 
Dimage Dual II, both under $500 new.

Used or refurb, you might find a Nikon LS-30, which has only one 
advantage I can think of, which is digital ICE, a method for suppressing 
dirt and scratches on the surface of color or chromographic (color film 
based) B&W films (doesn't work on regular B&W negs or very well on 

The Canon and Nikon use a SCSI interface, the Minolta a USB.

Image quality is quite similar overall.  The Canon and Nikon use a 2700 
dpi CDC, the Minolta 2820 dpi.


DeVries wrote:

> Sorry if this is a often asked question, but what 35mm film scanner does 
> the list recommend for $500 or so?  Refurbished units don't scare me if 
> they have a warranty.
> Dave


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