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rovereab
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      04-11-2004
Is there a device available for the home environment that can copy colour
slides and colour negatives straight to a PC?

If anybody knows of one please provide the details and also where it can be
bought from.

Many thanks.


 
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JMooreTS
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      04-11-2004
>Is there a device available for the home environment that can copy colour
>slides and colour negatives straight to a PC?
>


Yes. The equipment is called a slide scanner (and, yes, it does both slides
and negatives . . . color and BW). Costs range from about $200 to $2,000.
What you get for the higher price is generally the ability to scan in more
detail.

Minolta and Nikon make popular models at several different price points. There
are others.

Flatbed scanners also can copy slides and negatives, although the quality is
moderately less than a scanner dedicated solely to slides and negs. In case
you're wondering, a flatbed is a scanner used to scan photos already printed.
If you have both the print and the neg, the neg will give you the better scan.

Flatbeds can range in price from $50 to $400 (or, even more or even less ).
You tend to get what you pay for in quality.

Google "film scanner" or "flatbed scanner". You'll see lots of good articles,
web sites and shopping sites.

John Moore
 
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rovereab
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      04-11-2004
Thanks John


"JMooreTS" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> >Is there a device available for the home environment that can copy colour
> >slides and colour negatives straight to a PC?
> >

>
> Yes. The equipment is called a slide scanner (and, yes, it does both

slides
> and negatives . . . color and BW). Costs range from about $200 to $2,000.
> What you get for the higher price is generally the ability to scan in more
> detail.
>
> Minolta and Nikon make popular models at several different price points.

There
> are others.
>
> Flatbed scanners also can copy slides and negatives, although the quality

is
> moderately less than a scanner dedicated solely to slides and negs. In

case
> you're wondering, a flatbed is a scanner used to scan photos already

printed.
> If you have both the print and the neg, the neg will give you the better

scan.
>
> Flatbeds can range in price from $50 to $400 (or, even more or even

less ).
> You tend to get what you pay for in quality.
>
> Google "film scanner" or "flatbed scanner". You'll see lots of good

articles,
> web sites and shopping sites.
>
> John Moore



 
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William Mutch
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      04-12-2004
In article <c5b9oa$vad$(E-Mail Removed)>, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)
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> Is there a device available for the home environment that can copy colour
> slides and colour negatives straight to a PC?
>
> If anybody knows of one please provide the details and also where it can be
> bought from.
>

I recently bought a Minolta DiMage Scan Dual IV from
b&hphotovideo.com and have been very satisfied with it for both slides
and negatives.

> Many thanks.
>
>
>

 
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