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    Default Please Advise Me On 35mm Slide Scanners:



    Hello...

    I have a few thousand 35mm color slides that I took over many years before using Digicams, and I would like to convert their images into digital files that I can save on CD's, using a Slide Scanner.

    I see many different models online, and there are a few in the $80-$120 range that look good, having both PC connectivity and stand-alone capabilities, and some models have a video output for displaying images on a big screen TV from images on the memory card in the scanner.

    Have any of you used these, and do you have any recommendations?

    Thanks...
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    I use a HP 3690 scanner that has a built in adapter for scanning 35mm slides and color negatives. The quality is excellent but the process is SLOWWWWWWW. It would take forever and a day to do 3500 slides.

    After a promising start, I gave up on the process and went to plan B. During some family get to gethers, I put on an old fashion slide show with a camcorder recording the slide shots and its microphone recording all the conversations going on. This adds a live commentary to the show that is supper. Not the quality of scanned slides but does perserve them in a different way that will be valuable in the years to come, especially when some of us old timers are no longer.

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    If your talking a few thousand you might want to find something that has a neg tray.

    I used to be a photographic printer and had access to a nikon neg scanner, i cant remember any details about it but it could scan a strip of 6 negs at a time.

    using a flatbed scanner with a neg attachment might get somewhat tedious. I have access to one and out of my...hmm 100 ish rolls of film in a binder i've got ive scanned around 20 in a year, its such a pain to do it a frame at a time, having to align each one at a time etc.

    Something like this gadget might be more benifitial in terms of speed.


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    I'm not interested in a flatbed scanner...I want to get one of these dedicated 35mm slide/negative scanners that come with a tray for negative strips and another tray for mounted slides.

    The trays feed through the scanner and digitize the images either to a PC or to a Memory Card in the scanner.

    Here's one that I like:

    Have Google take you to: SVP FilmScan 35-II-2.4-TVout. $89.99 from Amazon.

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