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01-04-2017, 01:51 PM
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I'm starting a couple of archiving projects, one of which is a collection of family photos. I want to scan from the negatives where available, and prints if I have no other choice. I currently have a Canon CanoScan 4200F, but it is a dozen years old, and I would imagine there has to be something out there with better quality. My hope is for this to be a permanent archive, so I want to get the best quality scans I can afford.

I've poked around some of the posts here and seen the Nikon V and Epson V600 mentioned quite a bit. Epson also has a newer model -- the V800 -- which I've had my eye on for over a year. I haven't seen that one mentioned on here, though. It has also been a year since the last discussion of scanner hardware on here.

Does anyone have any experience with the V800, or know if it is worth the $600+ price tag? Are there better options out there without getting too much more expensive? I appreciate any input you can give. Thanks!
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01-04-2017, 02:22 PM
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Never use a flatbed scanner to scan slides or negatives. A good 35mm scanner will cost about $1000 (Minolta DiMAGE 5400) and up (Nikon CoolScan 5000). Forget about Epson. Or try a scanner service like ScanCafe
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01-08-2017, 11:17 PM
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You might find these links useful if you decide on the DIY route:
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Scanning with ICE vs no ICE [Sample Images]
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