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[filmscanners] Re: Scanning old Lantern Slides


I have a UMax Astra 4000U  which is 1200 dpi this has an active tranny lid. 
They are about
$700 australian with lid.

Having said that I scan such slides, colour prints and 6x17 tranny's on it and 
print them to
a Polaroid 8K film printer with satisfactory results.

The high end flat bed scanners are now too over priced.

Once I looked at a Umax 3000 for scanning every thing but thats past. That was 
like $10,000 aust.


John Prokos wrote:

> Hello,
> I have taken on a project to scan 50 old lantern slides from a Mt McKinley
> expedition in 1910. This is a not for profit organization I am going to be
> working for and they don't have ton's of cash to spend on a scanner. With
> that said can anyone recommend a decent flatbed scanner for scanning these
> images. From looking at them I can say the most important feature would be
> excellent highlight detail since a lot of shots have snow and bright sky.
> The images will eventually end up being output to film also.
> At the high end I have been looking at the UMAX 3000 but it may be a bit
> pricey at $4300. In the midrange the Agfa T2500 looks promising at $3000. I
> am a little scared to go with the Microtek ArtixScan 1100 even though
> Microtek says it has 3.9 D-Max. For some reason I don't have faith in that
> brand - no past experience just rumors.
> What ever happened to Heidelberg or Linotype-Hell scanners. I can't find one
> online retailer who sells them? And their website is a mess - can't find any
> prices or dealer info for the US.
> Anyway any help with this would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> John

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