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Scanner Recommendation

Discussion in 'Technology' started by saskboy, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. saskboy

    saskboy TRIBE Member

    I have a bunch of old family photos and documents that are pretty cool.

    Can anybody recommend a good scanner?

    I'm not looking for a three in one, but the best quality I can get for a home system that I can get that has the ability to scan slides and negatives as well.
  2. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Fujitsu's ScanSnap series are good for documents, I use one to get rid of paper clutter since it does both sides of multiple pages very fast. I picked up an Epson V300 Photo to digitize some old albums since the flatbed scanners seem better suited for pictures. CNET's list of recommended devices might point you towards or the other.
  3. Polymorph

    Polymorph TRIBE Member

    c'mon. I picked up a Canon MP160 3-in-one for 20$. These companies are just giving these things away, because they will then later engorge you on printer ink.
    If you're just looking to scan standard size photos and documents, nothing poster-sized or too large, just walk into Staples and walk out the door with one of these things. Canon and Epson actually want you to steal them!
  4. saskboy

    saskboy TRIBE Member

    but they don't do slides and negatives

    thanks deep, gonna check out CNET, haven't been there in awhile
  5. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Look for a used Epson 1640 with transparency adapter (if you have film). I use one for general scanning and it is quite good.

    For film I use a nikon film scanner though and I would recommend it if you have tons of slides or rolls of film. You can probably rent one for a weekend from vistek to do all your film.

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