[Darkroom] photo scanners

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 15:04:30 PDT 2011


What's the difference between pictures and slides? Any backlit scan of
your slides should come out looking reasonable. The quality of the
scanner will affect things, but the principle is the same.

I'm cc-ing the list again since it sounds like you meant to.

-K

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 14:52, M.J.S <mjs94080 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just want my color slides to come out looking like pictures rather than
> slides. The Nikon Coolscans are awesome for those. If it comes out killer on
> the V-series Id invest in one.
>
> Does anyone have experience with those VuPoint or Ion flim slide
> scanner/converters? Theyre like $99.00.
>
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I recently bought a V600 for about $170 on amazon. It scans faster
>> than the 500 and it's about $20 more. I think it might also scan more
>> negs at once. I forget at the moment but you can look it up.
>>
>> I am totally sold on the Epson Perfection line, incidentally. And I
>> will tell anyone who asks. V500-700 are all awesome depending how much
>> you want to invest. I also had a V300 briefly and it's totally fine,
>> but scans only one strip of negs at a time I think and I just decided
>> it was worth going up to $170 for the nicer model. The jump from 600
>> to 700 is huge though and I think it's only worth it if you have lots
>> of expendable income.
>>
>> -K
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 10:05, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> > I went through this issue about a year ago, where I wanted the most
>> > perfect
>> > scan, to get all the colors right. I became extremely frustrated with
>> > different scanners and scanning softwares, couldn't get the same results
>> > that the photolab I was previosuly using would get. Eventually I emailed
>> > them and asked what their magic was, and their response to me came out
>> > to
>> > basically saying that scanning is another part of the photo process,
>> > just
>> > like picking the right exposure settings or filters on the day of, temp
>> > and
>> > developement times, etc, and that I shouldn't go crazy with getting the
>> > perfect scan.
>> >
>> > It all comes down to what looks good to you and running with that.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Rubin Abdi
>> > rubin at starset.net
>> >
>> > "M.J.S" <mjs94080 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Im really concerned with scanning color slides and I want them to come
>> >> out
>> >> true.
>> >> The best for color slide is the Nikon Coolscan, but I cant find a
>> >> driver
>> >> for my Vista O/S...
>> >>
>> >> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 3:19 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> M.J.S wrote, On 2011-08-20 19:25:
>> >>> >  Im tryin to get all my old projects in digital.
>> >>> > Doesnt seem like any of the scanners in the darkroom work.
>> >>> > Theres no driver online for the Nikon Coolscan, the Minolta has no
>> >>> > cartridge, and theres something
>> >>> >  wrong with the flatbed.
>> >>>
>> >>> The G4010 in the Darkroom works fine, though I kind of destroyed the
>> >>> 35mm strip holder long ago and the replacement hopper doesn't seem to
>> >>> be
>> >>> for that model (as much as HP told me over the phone that it was). If
>> >>> you're scanning slides then no hopper is needed, just slide them into
>> >>> the lid. There should be a nice wordless picture of how that works on
>> >>> there somewhere.
>> >>>
>> >>> Here's some old stuff I scanned with it...
>> >>>
>> >>> http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=98601772@N00&q=g4010
>> >>>
>> >>> There's a wiki page for it.
>> >>>
>> >>> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Darkroom/Resources/HP_Scanjet_G4010
>> >>>
>> >>> Which contains links to Windows and Mac drivers. The think should work
>> >>> under VueScan (though I hate that pile of software now), I'm happy to
>> >>> give you access to a working copy of that if you want to give it a
>> >>> try.
>> >>> Also works under Sane if you're into free like speech.
>> >>>
>> >>> If you're still having trouble trying to get it to work email back
>> >>> here
>> >>> and I'll see if I can remember any details, but for the most part I
>> >>> plugged the scanner in, installed some drivers, and the thing started
>> >>> working.
>> >>>
>> >>> > Has anyone used an Epson V500 before?
>> >>>
>> >>> After seeing the results that the V700 provided I decided to just burn
>> >>> the extra cash and go with that plus some 3rd party 120 loader that
>> >>> flattens out negatives better. Here's a nice review of the V700 and
>> >>> some
>> >>> text about what extra comes with the V750...
>> >>>
>> >>> http://www.imaging-resource.com/SCAN/V700/V700.HTM
>> >>>
>> >>> One of the nicer things about the V700 compared to the V500 is there's
>> >>> more of an area to lay down negatives at once (24 total frames), which
>> >>> reduces down the number of times you need to swap out strips. I think
>> >>> the V700 also does ICE better but I could be wrong. It also supports
>> >>> firewire if that's your kink (kind of wish it was USB3 now).
>> >>>
>> >>> After futsing with it for a few months, I've decided that VueScan's
>> >>> shortcomings in UI and remarkably horribly customer interaction makes
>> >>> Epson's own scanning software far more superior, especially when you
>> >>> have tons of stuff to scan.
>> >>>
>> >>> The scanner is huge and sort of sucks for transport, otherwise I'd
>> >>> bring
>> >>> it to Noisebridge to scan.
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Rubin Abdi
>> >>> rubin at starset.net
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >
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