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    Kewk
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    Good cheap scanner for B&W and Slides

    I'm looking for a good relatively cheap (less than $200) scanner for black and white film and my old Kodachrome slides. My old Canon FS-4000 was terrible with Kodachrome and not great for B&W (great for color negs).

    I'd like to be able to scanner a strip, rather than individual shots.

    Any recommendations?

    PS-I can't believe to cost of a FS-4000 now on ebay. I would have held onto it if I knew it was a collectors item.

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    Re: Good cheap scanner for B&W and Slides

    crickets....

    After a little research I think I'll go for the Plustek 7300. $190 and pretty good reviews. I'll report when I get it.

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    Re: Good cheap scanner for B&W and Slides

    A bit late after I posted, I looked the OP date :sleep006:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kewk View Post
    crickets....

    After a little research I think I'll go for the Plustek 7300. $190 and pretty good reviews. I'll report when I get it.
    I have this one...Great value....
    If you get it, a word of advice: It must be turned on and a carrier in place BEFORE you open the software, which must be installed per instructions..Read and follow the steps, or it will not install properly...Current Software Version: 6.6.1r6

    here is a scanned BW neg All post done in another software..I only adj the exposure if needed with their software.

    XP2 at ISO 100, scanned at 5500dpi, M5/28mm

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    Re: Good cheap scanner for B&W and Slides

    Quote Originally Posted by Kewk View Post
    My old Canon FS-4000 was terrible with Kodachrome and not great for B&W (great for color negs).

    I'd like to be able to scanner a strip, rather than individual shots.

    Any recommendations?

    PS-I can't believe to cost of a FS-4000 now on ebay. I would have held onto it if I knew it was a collectors item.
    I always wished I could have replaced my Canon FS-2720 with the FS-4000, based on the review from Imaging Resource.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/SCAN/FS4000/FS40A.HTM

    How do you like the Plustek 7300 scanner?

    Gary

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    Re: Good cheap scanner for B&W and Slides

    I went with an Epson V500 for a few reasons. Firstly, amazon went up to $236 from $190-something the day I was going to buy it. I couldn't stomach that, which go me looking into other scanners and found the V500 on B&H for $160.

    In addition to being cheaper, I'm glad I got the Epson over the Plustek because:
    You can quickly load and scan 12 negatives in a batch.
    It does medium format (think I'll get a Yashica TLR)

    I read some review saying the V500 doesn't do very good job with 35mm film, but I've been pleasantly surprise. Scanning at 3200 I can easily see the film grain, which is enough detail for me. Compared with my old Canon FS-4000, it does a great job with exposure and very little adjustment is needed in Photoshop.

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