View Full Version : slide scanning is this a good one??

12-25-2009, 04:57 PM
Does this seem like a good slide scanner? Im thinking of converting some of the hundreds of slides my dad has... but cant afford a top o the line one!


12-26-2009, 07:32 AM
Havent seen that one in use... but if you look to the low end Canons that do slides I think you will find one that will be definately better for around $150ish..

12-26-2009, 06:48 PM
Recently purchased a V500 Epson and have had good luck with it. Tried a couple of different 'Slide scanners" and was not happy.

12-27-2009, 11:15 AM
I've used my Canon flatbed (Canonscan 8400f) with very good results. Haven't done much lately, just to lazy and I'm overwhelmed with the amount of slides I have, never mind the ones my Dad took. I've also had good luck with this scanner doing film strips.

01-06-2010, 11:18 PM
I've got a Canon 8600F that does rather well with slides and negs - very happy with it. It's not exactly in the same league as my Nikon Coolscan V ED, but the Nikon doesn't do medium format. If I have to scan 35mm stuff, it goes through the Nikon without question, but the 8600F will hold its own, especially for web stuff, or smaller prints. And for the lower price tag (<$200 if I recall), it's well worth the money...

01-07-2010, 09:19 AM
Toms right, Like I said I've got the Canon 8400f and it does a great job. I see that newegg has the newest one, the Canon 8800f and I might just upgrade, for $164.98 with free shipping.


Dave Perry
01-09-2010, 09:26 PM
I just picked up a Nikon Cool Scan LS-2000 which should be very good to scan slides.

I picked it up for $80 but just under $2000 when it was new.