I've got about 15 years worth of negatives. Much of its 35mm color film, though a bunch is black and white, and a bunch of it is also in those old kodak formats that are smaller than 35mm.
I need to scan it.
We scanned some stuff at costco-- reasonable price and very fast, but the images are varying in their resolution (seems one batch was 2,000x1,000 and another was 3,000x2,000 -- roughly)
We have a flatbed scanner, it will scan at high DPI and has a film holder. Its just extremely slow, I mean 40+ minutes before I gave up trying to scan at 3200 dpi.
I'm thinking about getting a dedicated scanner. I also set up a little rig to photograph them with a FZ50. The problem here is that the color photos have an orange cast and that didn't work very well.
Should I get one of those slide scanners? I'm thikning about getting an OpticFilm 7300. Will do 35mm, and can probably work up a rig to have it scan the smaller stuff.
But does this scan any faster than my flatbed? People online have said this is a slow process....
Any advice appreciated! Probably have about 1,000 frames to scan. So am willing to trade money for time, though the dedicated scanner at $250 is about what it woudl cost at costco to have them scan it....and buying the scanner means I could control the quality.