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ChrisYeo

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Hope someone can help out here. Is it true that a lower range flatbed photo scanner is good enough to scan prints, that I do not need the higher range (and more expensive) models? I am a photo enthusiast and not going professional any time soon. I am dabbling with some medium format film and does this mean that these lower range scanners would have problems scanning MF? Or should i go the middle road and get a middle range one that would do both? What's your experience?

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What's the end product you want?

Mine I need only presentation using LCD projector... so no need too high resolution to scan my 3R/4R prints. Just bought a canon 3200F.

As for MF you mean to scan in the film negative or print?,

you can take a look at epson 3170 ro 4870 photo if you intend to scan in film negative.
 

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Snowcrash said:
What's the end product you want?

Mine I need only presentation using LCD projector... so no need too high resolution to scan my 3R/4R prints. Just bought a canon 3200F.

As for MF you mean to scan in the film negative or print?,

you can take a look at epson 3170 ro 4870 photo if you intend to scan in film negative.
From print: I would like to print the photos again and posting on website.
From negative: both 35mm and medium format
 

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initially i got the ScanDual IV... felt it couldn't do the job since i had MF's to scan so plunked in for the Epson 4870

it also does scans for prints. i would say, it was worth the price i paid for it.
 

ChrisYeo

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Thnks for the advice!
 

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If you can do some research, it would be good to take note of the scanner's optical density (Dmax)/dynamic range...the higher the better, but also more expensive...
 

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