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Old 11-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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It isn't often that a Girl Scout committee falls into a bunch of cash, but....

Between the committee and a few members we have slightly fewer than 10,000 slides to preserve and about $1,400 to do it with. (Plus the possibility of renting or reselling.)

What to buy? Where to get good advice? All the reviews I see are ancient but point mostly to a Nikon CoolScan. But the reviews of the feeder is horrid.
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sandy: Between the committee and a few members we have slightly fewer than 10,000 slides to preserve and about $1,400 to do it with. (Plus the possibility of renting or reselling.)
Don't know about renting a slide scanner but you might check with B & H in New York because I think they might do rentals.

Rather than a dedicated slide scanner, you might take a look at some of the more current flatbed scanners as they now have fairly decent optical resolution and they come with neg/slide holders.

I like my Epson scanner and would recommend taking a look at the V500 Photo ($249) or the V700 Photo ($549) both with an optical res of 6400. You should have no problem selling either of these scanners later...

And then get VueScan software rather than using Epson's software...

Hope that helps...

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B&H does carry the feeder that fits the scanner we were looking at. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...de_Feeder.html

but it has such nasty reviews I'm hesitant to try it.

Other GS History committees have slides, so we were hoping to buy and rent it out. It took me a few years to scan 5,000 catalog pages; slides would need to be faster.
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B&H does carry the feeder that fits the scanner we were looking at. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...de_Feeder.html

but it has such nasty reviews I'm hesitant to try it.
This review looks more reassuring.

I suspect it may be that some care is needed in preparing the slides before loading them and that some slide mounts work better than others.

   
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