If you can stretch to $1200 or thereabouts, the Nikon Coolscan IV ED is a good choice. There's also a Canon model at around that price range which is pretty good. Adam is using that, I think.Originally posted by extreme2
Hopefully to get something cheap n good if possible... <$1000 :embrass:
I just want to clarify...Originally posted by ckiang
If you can stretch to $1200 or thereabouts, the Nikon Coolscan IV ED is a good choice. There's also a Canon model at around that price range which is pretty good. Adam is using that, I think.
Dust removal technologies like ICE and FARE are very useful and saves time in photoshop, removing them manually.
So the recommendation will be the Nikon Coolscan IV ED...Originally posted by AdamGoi
I just want to clarify...
The one that I own is Canonscan FS 4000 US and it currently retails @ abt $1.6k. The other lower Canon model, i.e. FS 2720 does not support FARE. However if you can spare another $200, then go for Coolscan IV ED...it supports batch scanning and ICE and there're quite a number of dudes here who own it...
Hi Roy,Originally posted by roygoh
I am using Acer Scanwit 2720s. No Digital Ice, so touching up the dust and scratches in PS is a real pain. The performance is good enough for me, but I have not tried any other scanners for comparison.
Acer has a newer model with DigitalIce some time ago - ScanWit 2740s. However, I could not find this product on their website anymore, though the online shop www.eacer.com still lists it for US$499. You can still find this product on some US online stores. The price is about US$470.
For the 2720s, the price in US is about $369 on www.eacer.com, but you can get it for US$269 on ebay from a seller called johnyfool. I got mine from him 10 months ago for US$280.
You can get the higher resolution version (1200X812) here:
Hope this helps.