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Old 19-07-2009, 16:48   #1 (permalink)
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Question Scanning 6 X 17 Transparencies???

Hi, I own a Fuji G-617 Panoramic Camera and I need some advice on scanning transparency images?

This camera is great, I enjoy using it and images look great on a light table, here lies my problem...

For me to get the images from the light table to my computer i need to scan the image and i am having a few issues with identifying a scanner that can handle the larger transparencies; while still being affordable for a hobbyist photographer like myself.

I have a few options that I am aware of here in Australia:

1). I can have the transparencies processed on a Drum Scanner at a professional imaging lab for approximately AU$50, this becomes a little expensive after awhile; although the image quality is superb.

2). Another option that I am aware of is to use an Epson flat bed scanner (canít remember the model number, sorry) and then complete post scanning work in Photoshop.

I was wondering if anyone could provide me with other options as I would really like to be able to scan a few images and show them on this website.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I really enjoy the helpful information from all of you.

Kind Regards
Dean .
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Re: Scanning 6 X 17 Transparencies???

Why not photograph the transparencies on the light table with a digital camera? I've recently digitised about 2000 35mm slides, and got better results by this method (Canon 40D + macro lens) than by scanning.
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Re: Scanning 6 X 17 Transparencies???

Good idea from Silky.

Alternatively, several current scanners come with transparency heads big enough to cover 6 x 17. Look at the Canoscan range, they seem to be quite good and not too pricey for someone on a budget.
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Re: Scanning 6 X 17 Transparencies???

I hear that for those size slides to scan at home, that the EPSOM V700 gets recommended.
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Why not photograph the transparencies on the light table with a digital camera? I've recently digitised about 2000 35mm slides, and got better results by this method (Canon 40D + macro lens) than by scanning.
Thank so much for your advice; taking a Digital Photograph of the transparencies was something that I would never have thought of... I will try it soon...

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Good idea from Silky.

Alternatively, several current scanners come with transparency heads big enough to cover 6 x 17. Look at the Canoscan range, they seem to be quite good and not too pricey for someone on a budget.
I am seriously investigating the possibility of purchasing the Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner as it has the ability for me to scan 35mm and Medium Format transparencies and I have a few to scan. Although I do not have thousands, or even hundreds of transparencies to scan, I simply want good results that I can rely upon at an affordable price.

From what I read on the internet, it appears that this scanner does have some good reviews, not that I am particularly technically minded to understand all of the information that I have found.

Thank you once again to everyone for your thoughts and suggestions...

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