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Thread: Recommendations for a film flat-bed scanners: Epson V600 and Canon CanoScan 9000f

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    Default Recommendations for a film flat-bed scanners: Epson V600 and Canon CanoScan 9000f

    I am deciding between the two flatbed film scanners: Epson V600 and Canon CanoScan 9000f.

    I am wondering if the optical resolution is important in my decision making factors?

    Canon CanoScan 9000f has an optical resolution of 9600 x 9600 dpi while Epson V600 is capable of 4800 x 9600 dpi.

    Based on one source, Canon CanoScan 9000f d max is about 3.0 while Epson V600 is reported at 3.2

    Based on prices, Canon CanoScan 9000f costs about $310 while Epson V600 costs about $410.

    Any reviews and suggestions? Is the difference of $100 important for addition dmax of 0.2?

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    There is much more to scanning than dpi. I have a V700, for my scans I do not go past 600dpi. At way much higher dpi scan settings consumer flatbeds ( unlike say the old professional Kodak Creos ) do not yield much more useful information except severely bloating the file size with improportional scan times.

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a film flat-bed scanners: Epson V600 and Canon CanoScan 9000f

    The 2 scanners won't really give you valuable info above 2400dpi. The files just get bigger.

    If you have a DSLR and macro lens, I'd suggest you use that.
    Its pretty effective w/o the hassle of film carrier height and faster too.
    Main downsides are :
    1. can't get 1:1 if thats important to you
    2. No direct conversion from negative to positive that is color accurate to the film that was scanned.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/slr-c...-scanning.html

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