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Old 10-17-2001, 05:13 PM
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My latest toy (a new scanner)

I just got my new scanner in the mail. Our other one finally bit the dust. I chose the Epson Perfection 1650 Photo because it has the built in transparancy unit and Epsons rated very high on the reviews. I don't know what I expected having had only one other scanner to compare with but all I can say is WOW. I am so amazed at how well it scans and the color negative scan came up like a photo. I am truly impressed. You can go for the simple settings or tweek your pre-scan to your hearts content. The twain software is fantastic with every setting adjustment you can imagine. I am very pleased with the quality of this scanner and the ease of use. As I get better aquainted with the bells and whistles I will let you know more. So far for $250 it's a remarkable machine.
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Old 10-17-2001, 06:15 PM
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Cool!!! What is the max. size negative the unit will handle? Sounds like a pretty impressive piece of hardware. Tom
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Old 10-17-2001, 06:16 PM
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Dj,

Do you know about 'comp.periphs.scanners' on usenet or am I preaching to the converted ?
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Old 10-17-2001, 06:20 PM
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Cool! I can't wait to try it out! What's the optical resolution, and like Tom, I'd be interested in the negative formats it handles. Sounds like you won't have too much free time for a while. Glad you like it so far.

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Old 10-17-2001, 07:48 PM
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I don't know what it is I'm converted from. 'comp.periphs.scanners' on usenet?? What is that?

Tom and Ed
Negative size is 35mm but there is an optional one I can get that scans transparancies of 4x5 inches if I should need one in the future.

The optical resolution is 1600 dpi.
Color depth is 48 bits per pixel
Optical Density is 3.2 Dmax
Flatbed size is 8.5x11.7

Hope I covered the most interesting features. Haven't played too much with it yet but I plan to explore more when I get some free time.
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Old 10-17-2001, 08:54 PM
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How does it do with color slides? What type of settings do you have to play with? Oh, I love new toys!!! SOooo many of 'em out there and SOooo little money!!! Darn!!! TOM
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Old 10-17-2001, 10:18 PM
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That sounds pretty decent to me! Wanna trade? I hope that 4 X 5 transparency adapter doesn't cost more than the scanner. I'm jealous.

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Old 10-17-2001, 10:34 PM
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Smile Love those new toys, hate those creditors

I believe that added transparancy thing is about $85. Not something I plan to buy soon. As a matter of fact, for that price I think I will try rigging something and just double scan and peice them together as I would an over size photo. Where there's a will there's a way to save money.

I haven't done any slides yet Tom but I will let you know. If it is anything like the negatives, I will be thouroughly pleased.

Yeah, I love them new toys too. I hadn't planned on this one especially with all the other modifications we've done lately but what are you going to do when you need to scan and the old one breaks down. God, please no more break downs!! Now the thing that's broke is my bank account. OUCH
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Old 10-18-2001, 09:30 AM
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Oh DJ I'm soooo excited for you...

I have the epson 1640 and I absolutely love it.

I also have the transparency attachment and I highly recommend it well worth the extra bucks.

Have lots of fun with your new toy!
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Old 10-18-2001, 09:37 AM
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Thanks Chris. I am loving this new toy but I discovered last night that I don't know how it turns off. My old one went off when the computer did. Couldn't find a switch. Am I missing something here?
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