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Re: filmscanners: New film scanner - buying suggestions?

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Otway" <mark@otway.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 3:15 AM
Subject: filmscanners: New film scanner - buying suggestions?

> Hi there,
> I'm not sure if this list is particularly active, but I thought I'd
> join/post my question anyway...
> I'm currently looking to buy a 35mm negative/film scanner. My primary
> requirements are:
> 1. To digitally aquire photos for use on the web
> 2. To store hi-res copies of my photographs on CD as a 'backup' of the
> paper prints I have at home - in case the worst should happen and my
> photos get damaged.
> I don't need a mega-high quality scanner, but what I do want is one
> which is fairly intelligent and can support simple batch scanning - I
> take quite a lot of photos, and have loads of old ones I'd like to scan
> (litterally hundreds) so ideally I'd like to be able to bung a pile of
> negative strips into a 'hopper' and let the machine work away on them. I
> don't know if this is possible, particularly without spending a fortune
> (my budget is limited at around 300 pounds sterling, excluding VAT).
> So far, it seems that the HP Photosmart S20 might be good (although it
> doesn't seem to have particularly good batch facilities) and the Minolta
> Dual Scan series looks quite good too - if a little pricey.
> Can anyone give me any recommendations, or any ideas for other things to
> consider?
> Thanks
> Mark Otway

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