HP 7400C Flatbed scanner-Any good for film

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Stromer2, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Stromer2

    Stromer2 Guest

    I have access to a HP 7400 C flatbed scanner. It has a slide adapter. I have
    not used it yet. Does anyone know if this item will produce adequate scans of
    35 mm and medium format slides/negatives? I know that dedicated film scanners
    sometimes have problems producing good scans.

    I have done a web search but could not find any information on the quality of
    film scans from flatbed scanners. Aslo comments from people with experience
    with similar equipment would be welcome.

    Thanks for any advice, Rick
     
    Stromer2, Jul 13, 2003
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    bowser Guest

    Why not just hook it up and try it?

    "Stromer2" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have access to a HP 7400 C flatbed scanner. It has a slide adapter. I

    have
    > not used it yet. Does anyone know if this item will produce adequate

    scans of
    > 35 mm and medium format slides/negatives? I know that dedicated film

    scanners
    > sometimes have problems producing good scans.
    >
    > I have done a web search but could not find any information on the quality

    of
    > film scans from flatbed scanners. Aslo comments from people with

    experience
    > with similar equipment would be welcome.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice, Rick
     
    bowser, Jul 14, 2003
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    David R Guest

    I have that scanner and I have used it some for slides and 35mm
    negatives.
    It's ok for the occasional scanning. Try it with the HP software and
    then try it with a trial version of Vuescan
    http://www.hamrick.com/vsm.html



    (Stromer2) wrote in message news:<>...
    > I have access to a HP 7400 C flatbed scanner. It has a slide adapter. I have
    > not used it yet. Does anyone know if this item will produce adequate scans of
    > 35 mm and medium format slides/negatives? I know that dedicated film scanners
    > sometimes have problems producing good scans.
    >
    > I have done a web search but could not find any information on the quality of
    > film scans from flatbed scanners. Aslo comments from people with experience
    > with similar equipment would be welcome.
    >
    > Thanks for any advice, Rick
     
    David R, Jul 16, 2003
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