Canon Lide 50 scanner

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Jon T, Mar 5, 2008.

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    Jon T Guest

    I built myself a new system and have put Vista 64 Ultimate on it.

    I have had a few issues with drivers, but one I cannot figure out is a
    driver that will allow my Canon Lide 50 scanner to work

    Canon, for some reason, has re-compiled the drivers for 64bit processing for
    their Lide 60 scanner, but not the Lide 50.

    I have to have to get a new scanner just because of Canon's decision.

    what Canon has done was to give me access to their "Customer Royalty
    Purchase" site. WHAT A JOKE. At most 10% off and I have founf eveything on
    it for a lower cost than on their special, passwork protected "Customer
    Loyalty: area. I have had Canon products for years and really like them,
    but this surprises me.

    Windows does not have an answer for the driver either.

    Is there anyone who has a Caon Lide 50 scanner who has found a 64bit
    solution to allow the use of a Canon Lide 50 scanner ??

    Thanks in advance.

    Jon T.
    Jon T, Mar 5, 2008
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    Carlos Guest

    Carlos, Mar 6, 2008
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    Jon T Guest


    Thanks much for the information.

    It looks like Vuescan would be an alternative, bit it is way too expensive
    to validate purchasing for the Canon Lide 50.
    At $40 for the standard and $80 for the Pro version Vuescan would cost more
    than the Lide 50 scanner would be worth.

    A brand new Lide 90 costs about $70.

    I have been a big Canon customer for years and the Lide 50 situation really
    annoys me.
    It is just a recomile and there are drivers for the Lide 60 and the Lide 25.

    I was really insulted by Canon with their link to their "Customer Loyalty"
    store, which was supposed to appease Lide 50 customers.
    A whopping 10% (that is if anything was offered), off of retail. :). It was
    easy to find lower costs outside of their "Customer Loyalty" store.

    The Lide 50 works fine for what I need, an excellent, small, light scanner.

    Maybe someone could find another solution.


    Jon T, Mar 14, 2008
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    miso Guest

    If you have a DSLR or film scanner, you may find Vuescan useful. I
    use it with a LIDE 25 (even cheaper than yours!), but I've been a
    Vuescan owner for maybe 10 years. If you bought back in the day ($40),
    Ed gives you support and upgrades for life. Thus far he has done good
    by me. I got a Minolta Diamage 5400 II about two months before Minolta
    pulled the plug on the product line. Ed got my scanner working on X64,
    preventing a lot of dual booting.
    miso, Mar 15, 2008
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    Jon T Guest


    What you are saying is that Vuescan is more of an "investment". That it
    might be valuable to me for scanners I get in the future ??

    How does Vuescan effect scanning speed. ??
    I also would really like it if there was a scanner that used a eSATA port.

    Scanners might be different than some other peripherals in that they might
    be used less frequently and if they do the job, then we're not driven by
    technology improvements as some other peripherals are.

    I am also thinking that I might look at a new scanner and put the $40 into
    new scanner instead of the Vuescan software.

    I find that Vuescan seems to be a product that is there really for
    "negative" reasons. What I mean is that it seems that Hardware and Software
    companies seem to have decreasing the importance, quality and stand of
    customer service/support in general. With off shoring to contractors for
    support and service, off shoring of manufacturing, the great reduction of
    competition in the marketplace due to merges and acquisitions, etc has a
    to do with the drop in commitments to customers.


    Jon T, Mar 15, 2008
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    miso Guest

    Vuescan is really more for photography than cheap flatbed
    scanners.Since I owned it, I got a vuescan compatible scanner. That
    save me 64 OS issues.

    Vuescan has the ability to profile a DSLR with a test target.
    Basically, he takes the same IT8 calibration used for film scanners
    and adopts it for DSLR.

    I don't know if it exists because other companies are doing a poor
    support job. The Minolta software I got was fine except there was no
    64 bit driver. I had owned Vuescan before getting that scanner, so it
    wasn't an extra expense.
    miso, Mar 16, 2008
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    Jon T Guest

    I definatelty agree with you about the poor job that many companies are
    doing with recompiling their drivers/software to provide Vista 64 bit

    I agree with you about how you describe Vuescan, which seems like a
    marvelous product. The list of scanners that Vuescan supports is very
    impressive. My Lide 50 is one of them.

    But unfortunately, it is not worth the cost.

    How old is the Minolta scanner that you have ??

    In the meantime, I have two Canon printers, one of the more than five years
    old, where the 64 bit drivers were out for it several months ago. No

    I have NOT found Canon to be like many of the hardware vendors that think
    the support ends when the hardware goes out the door.
    The other Canon scanner, photo and printing Application software all has a
    64 bit version. I think a lot of that was done in advance to help out the
    Linux users who were much faster to adapt to the AMD 64bit chips when they
    first came out.

    If I was offered a decent replacement offer, I would have taken it and would
    have moved on.

    Companies do have different divisions. Just a few weeks ago, my son
    purchased a Canon all-around Printer/Scanner/Faxer at There was
    a printing issue with it. that can happen with any companies hardware, it is
    what is done about that makes the difference.
    Having a lot of experience with Canon, I told me son to call them, rather
    then send the printer back to Amazon for a replacement.
    What Canon did, without hesitation, was do a "free shipping" cross ship of
    another new printer. They shipping a newone, then when it was received, my
    son just put the broken one in the box, took the pre-paid UPS label that
    was with the printer and pasted it on the box and returned it.
    What was particularly great was the they sent me son a unit that cost from
    $40-50 more than than the one he originally purchased.

    I remember when there used several high, customer service type of companies
    that used to do that "Cross-Ship" think. In the last year, I had Fellows do
    a single ship of a brand new shredder that broke after a year. They shipped
    a new one and told us to do whatever we wanted to do with our old one.

    I also have had Bissell do a lot of great stuff like that with Vacuums and
    heavy Duty Carpet cleaners.
    Those things really breed long time customer loyalty.

    Jon T.
    Jon T, Mar 17, 2008
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    miso Guest

    The minolta scanner is maybe a year old now. It is a dedicated 35mm
    film scanner, so it's not the kind of thing that is easily
    replaceable. BTW, I am using X64, not vista.

    If you are not serious about scanning, I wouldn't suggest Vuescan. It
    is targeted towards high end scanners, though it does support a few
    cheap flatbed scannners. If you are scanning film in 2008, you are
    shooting pro slide film processed via dip and dunk. That's about $12 a
    roll. The cost of Vuescan, even at today's price, is just noise.
    miso, Mar 18, 2008
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    jab_au, Nov 10, 2009
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