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

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Dec 5, 2009
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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?
 

giantcanopy

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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
 

pinholecam

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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-compacts/982286-flat-bed-scanner-9000f-vs-dslr-scanning.html
 

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