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    Default Need recommendation for cheap and good film scanner

    Hi,

    I am tempted to buy a film scanner to scan film/slides.

    What are the cheap and good film scanners in the market?

    I need some recommendations.

    Thanks.

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    What about DiMAGE Scan Dual III??


    http://www.minoltausa.com/eprise/mai..._scan_dual_III
    Last edited by vader; 23rd November 2003 at 01:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vader

    Like how much?
    Anyway film scanner can be used for ordinary scanning of documents or pictures or not? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME
    Like how much?
    Anyway film scanner can be used for ordinary scanning of documents or pictures or not? Thanks!
    Price should be below S$600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vader
    Price should be below S$600.
    Still quite ex!

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    Minolta Dimage Dual Scan III is one of the better low-priced ones around with very good dynamic range. It's around $560.

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    Got 2nd hand or not???

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    you never update yourself time to time lah. recently someone selling here and offstone.

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    But don't have ICE leh :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by akane
    But don't have ICE leh :P
    How about this?? about S$1900 +/-




    http://www2.konicaminolta.jp/english...400/index.html


    Or this?? about S$????---> price has since drop, current price



    http://www2.konicaminolta.jp/english...te2/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    Minolta Dimage Dual Scan III is one of the better low-priced ones around with very good dynamic range. It's around $560.
    This is a good flim scanner I have it. It does not have ICE but the image quality that comes out is still good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    This is a good flim scanner I have it. It does not have ICE but the image quality that comes out is still good...
    If I may ask what is ICE? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME
    If I may ask what is ICE? Thanks!
    try the link below

    ICE

    I will highly recommend Scan Dual 3 for general archieving of negative and slides. The scan quality is fantastic. I once sent in a 2820 DPI scanned slide for 8RW printing and the details and sharpness is
    Last edited by forbytes; 24th November 2003 at 11:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME
    If I may ask what is ICE? Thanks!
    ICE stands for Image Correction and Enhancement.

    Basically it helps to remove surface defects like dusts and scratches.

    Its a good to have but I just use a blower to clean my negatives before I scan. If have defects have to use PS to correct them....

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    So ICE built into the hardware or stand alone?

    I know nice also lar....... my simple Microtek 3700 can only scan up to 1200dpi or so and at 48bit only...... haiz..... u saw the scans in my links regarding the use of bounce card..... cannot make it lor.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME
    Like how much?
    Anyway film scanner can be used for ordinary scanning of documents or pictures or not? Thanks!
    If you want to scan docs and pics as well beside film, then have to consider something like Canon 9900F. I believe comes with FARE (similar to ICE).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane
    If you want to scan docs and pics as well beside film, then have to consider something like Canon 9900F. I believe comes with FARE (similar to ICE).
    The price being?? I'm hyper price sensitive....... sorry congenital condition.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TME
    The price being?? I'm hyper price sensitive....... sorry congenital condition.......
    Retailing at $699. Should be able to get cheaper than that. You probably need to get a quote from CP or check shops in Sim Lim.
    Some shops I've asked in Funan selling at retail price but with freebies.

    Someone was trying to sell it a few months back maybe you should check out this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane
    Retailing at $699. Should be able to get cheaper than that. You probably need to get a quote from CP or check shops in Sim Lim.
    Some shops I've asked in Funan selling at retail price but with freebies.

    Someone was trying to sell it a few months back maybe you should check out this thread.
    Thanks! But right now really cannot..... so just looking around first...... maybe in 6 months....... but maybe in 6 months, Minolta got DSLR already....... then the scanner is redundant......

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    I don't know where you live, but using froogle.google.com there are several dealers letting it go for about $300 or so.

    Froogle Search

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