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Ready to buy a scanner. Had no idea there were so many!
Want a flat bed primarily for scanning slides. Want a good one but can't afford a super fancy one with lots of extra doo-dads.
Before I go to the stores and have to deal with salesmen speals, any recommendations?
10-03-2001, 01:24 PM
I have a Visioneer One Touch 8820.
It does slides, though I have never got that far.
I got it at Sams and have no idea what I paid for it, but it wasn't real expensive because I'm basically pretty cheap :).
Anyhow I like it and haven't had any problems.
A month after I got it they offered a $20.00 rebate!!
10-03-2001, 01:32 PM
I just found their web site.
They have the same one I got for $139.99 with a $30.00 rebate.
I think I paid $129.00 without a rebate.
They have some others also. :)
I have a Microtek X6EL that is in about the same price range as Leaflin's I think. It does slides and can handle 8 1/2 x 14 items. I have not looked at their website for awhile but you may want to check it out for rebates etc. Mine has worked well.
Txs you guys. Those are the two brands I have heard the most positive feedback about. I'm armed and ready now to go deal with the cyberspace gurus.
10-03-2001, 07:37 PM
I have an hp, i got it for 60 dollars and it's skinny, it's a scanjet 2100 c. Try and check out the hp's @ office max, circuit city, or bestbuy.
10-03-2001, 09:50 PM
I have a Umax Astra 2100 U.:clap:
10-03-2001, 10:01 PM
Hey, not to be a wet blanket, but is the slide scanning capacity of your average scanner really all that great? I'll admit I dont have any experience with those attachments but here's why I ask... In my catalogues, I'll see consumer scanners for low prices (under $300) that advertise that capability, but then in the same catalogue I'll see a professional quality, dedicated slide scanner for substantially more (a grand or so). This makes me wonder if the slide scanning option for an all purpose medium-priced scanner will make scans that are of a professional quality, which is what I (and I assume Auntie Mame) are looking for... not just good enough scans of vacation slides, but really tight and color correct scans of portfolio slides.
Any thoughts on this? I bet PixelScapes could advise...
I've got a hp scanjet 4p - have had it for about 5 years now and never had any probs with it. It has been well used too.
Jeff - you're right. My work is pretty dark. Even the guy who does my slides says they're a bugger to shoot and he's a top notch professional. The few pieces I have shown here at WC are 3rd generation reproductions from a gallery web site scanned by someone else - and they just fall way too short of the reality. I think part of the problem is the scanner they're using.
I figured because I "know" the work and if I want the best reproductions I can get it's better to do it myself and get the best scanner I can afford - although can't go a thou.
Have gotten great advice here. Thank you all so much for your time and interest in helping out old Auntie Mame.
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