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Thread: Flatbed Scanners vs Dedicated Scanners

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    Default Flatbed Scanners vs Dedicated Scanners

    I noticed that there are alot of 2400dpi flatbed scanners capable of scanning negs/slides available in the market. Now their prices are more than 50% of their dedicated counterparts which only does 2700dpi.

    My question, how much difference are looking at, in terms of quality, speed and convienience?? Is it really worth getting a dedicated??

    Thanks to all the scanner pros!!

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    Depends on your needs.. f you see yourself scanning more slide/neg. Buy a dedicated canner.. If you see yourself scanning more doucment, with a few slide occsionally. buy a flat bad...

    As flatbed is made to scan document, it "focus" of the ccd is right on the glass panel.. With a slide mount, the scanner might find some problem getting a sharp pic...

    That what i think as i have gone thru the same dileman.. I choose a flatbed due to it's cost and versitability.

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    Thanks binbeto... Cost is really a very big issue on my part considering that the cheapest dedicated is 799 with ICE.... Guess I will follow your path on a 300+ flatbed and save up for a DSLR!!

    Binbeto, could you do me a favour by letting me know the make and model of the scanner that you have and also let me have some neg scans at full res??.. Thanks!!

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    Digging old thread :P

    Just wondering. Have flatbeds closed up the gap in terms on quality with dedicated 35mm scanners?

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    Perhaps you'd like to read this article? I'd sure love to own this baby.

    http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...870/page_1.htm

    HTHs!

    Alvin

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