09-23-2020, 11:53 AM
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I have some 35mm slides that I would like to scan. Nothing too important, a set of 1990s Las Vegas slides distributed by the Las Vegas News Bureau that I picked up at an auction. Not that old, but certainly not the type of image you'd find online given the lineage.

I have a Canon Canoscan 8400f that dates to 2006 in the basement that should still work. I used it for negative scanning, but it has been put away for about 10 years. The link below shows some details for the scanner.


I don't really have a big use for a new $200 flatbed scanner and I'm not sure I'd get $200 of use out of it. I'm guessing I would get in trouble with my wife for that purchase. Given the ownership rights of the scans being from a photo bureau, I'm guessing I can't send them out to be processed. Is what I have good enough or is there a better middle ground device to pick up?
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35mm scanners haven't changed much in 20 years. In fact, the quality of most negative scanners has gone down. And the choices are almost non-existent now. I still use my Nikon V from the early 2000s, one of the best scanners made for negatives. The Nikon V was never great at slides, however, just negatives.

For slides, we use the Epson V600, which I believe is still made. That model is over 10 years old now.

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01-24-2021, 11:34 PM
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The only thing that has changed is the light source to LED. I agree scanners have decreased in quality.

I personally use a high resolution full-frame camera for negatives and slides.
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