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Canon CanoScan 9000f
12th May 2012, 01:06 AM
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?
12th May 2012, 07:52 AM
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.
12th May 2012, 10:29 AM
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.