RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Hardware Computers, displays, tablets, scanners, cameras, printers, etc.

Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-31-2007, 09:40 AM
dbliss dbliss is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oxford, PA
Posts: 23
Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

I have a project to scan 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 both positive and Negitatives. My scanner can do 35 mm slides fine. The 35 mm has an addapter for the slide. The 2 1/4' do not and just laying them on the scanning surface does not yield good results. Does anybody have any ideas on this?

Thanks

Dave Bliss
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 12-31-2007, 10:20 AM
mistermonday's Avatar
mistermonday mistermonday is offline
Moderator
Patron
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,028
re: Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

To do a quality job, you should really use a dedicated film / negative scanner. Unfortunately the ones that handle 2 1/4 media are usually at the top models of a line like the Nikon Coolscan series or Minolta Dimage. There are neg / slide adapters that for flat bed scanners but my experience has been that these scanners lack the dynamic range and do not do anywhere near as good a job as dedicated film/neg scanners.
I guess a lot depends on what you intent is. If you are trying to preserve memories which are on the 2 1/4 media (because the film will degrade over time especially if they are color), and you do not want to invest $800 in a scanner, then a high end flat bed with adapter (Epson makes good ones) will be better than nothing.
Finally there are service companies who will scan for you but the service is expensive particularly if you want high resolution files.
Regards, Murray
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 12-31-2007, 11:00 AM
Mining Art's Avatar
Mining Art Mining Art is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 78
re: Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

I made one of these and it works very well.

http://www.abstractconcreteworks.com...cklighter.html
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 12-31-2007, 12:45 PM
dbliss dbliss is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oxford, PA
Posts: 23
re: Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

mistermonday:
Thanks for your response. I went to Epsons web site and saw a scanner V750-M Pro which lists for $800.00. Are you familiar with this scanner and, is so, would this solve my problem?

Thanks

Dave Bliss
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 12-31-2007, 03:19 PM
mistermonday's Avatar
mistermonday mistermonday is offline
Moderator
Patron
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,028
re: Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

Dave, you the link below shows a good evaluation of the V750 and compares it against the Nikon LS9000 which is considered the Rolls Royce of dedicated film scanners.
The bottom line is that the Epson seems to produce very good results. While it is not quite as good a s the Nikon, it may not be possibel for you to notice any difference after all of the PS editing you will likely do. And of course the price of the Epson is a small fraction of the Nikon. It appears to be very good value for your money and at the same time you have a really high end flat bed scanner for photos and documents.
http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...750/page_1.htm
Best Rgds
Murray
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 12-31-2007, 09:27 PM
teresavigil's Avatar
teresavigil teresavigil is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Morro Bay, CA
Posts: 20
re: Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

http://www.scancafe.com/
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-26-2011, 10:22 PM
bryanvince bryanvince is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Re: Scanning 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Pos and Negatives

What brand would you recommend for a scanner? I recently bought POS systems for my retail stores and I hope there’s someone who can help me decide what brand to look for. Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved