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Old 12-27-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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kayza: I'm probably going to go with a dedicated scanner.
While I really haven't used my Plustek all that much, it's not a bad slide scanner. I really bought it because the res was over double what I could get with my Minolta and, of course, I got the deal of the century on it. That Plustek I linked to in my previous post is now gone but there was another one for a bit more money in the "regular" ebay area of Computers > Printers, Scanners and Supplies > Scanners. Do a search from the ebay homepage on "plustek opticfilm" (no quotes) and that should display a drop-down of where they are located (you might get lucky with another one in the photo area).

>>I've seen references to the Wolverine converters, but I'd like to know how good they are.

I'd never heard of them before. The tricky bit to my mind, is what that 20mp scan will yield with respect to a 35mm slide as I haven't sat down and figured the coversion math. There are really inexpensive scan-to-digital systems out there--as in under $50--but I suspect the output would be crap because the megapixel rating is in the 5 range. I'd be very interested in what you might find about this approach.

Do take a look at the Epson scanners--Anne Wright is using the Epson V-800 and been pleased with it.

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