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Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« on: Saturday 04 April 15 14:21 BST (UK) »
Please can somebody recommend an easy to use 35mm slide scanner that gives good results? We have hundreds of mounted slides from the 60s and 70s that need scanning to digital format. There are so many scanners on the market from as little as 30 and I am confused as to which is the sensible one to go for. Any advise will be very much appreciated. Thank you. Graham :)
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 April 15 14:14 BST (UK) »
Hi, i am just tagging on to this post as i am interested also.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 April 15 04:06 BST (UK) »
MMM me too!  Got heaps of slides to do!

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 April 15 07:02 BST (UK) »
I bought a Maginon scanner from Aldi, cost 14. I have only used it for scanning negative's with, which seem fine. A better quality/more expensive one might give give better results but I'm happy with it.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 20 April 15 16:07 BST (UK) »
Not heard of the Maginon scanner but at just 14 it sounds a bargain! I finally decided to buy a Veho VFS-008 Smartfix Slide & Negative Scanner. It was 50 from Amazon but I am very pleased with it. Scans a 35mm slide in just 4 seconds and the quality and colour balance is very good. It also scans 110mm film negatives which is a bonus. It scans directly to the supplied 2GB SD card so it's simple to transfer the scans to computer in large batches. My only niggle is that it's slightly fiddly to load the slide tray (it takes 3 at a time) but for speed and quality of scanning it's excellent. It has a 2.4 inch preview LCD screen and rechargeable battery. :)
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 20 April 15 16:23 BST (UK) »
That's really good to know...thanks for sharing.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 April 15 18:18 BST (UK) »
The Maginon is powered through a USB connection, the scans are direct to the computer. It's geared for 35mm but 110 negatives will scan, also 127 negatives with a little cropping. 120 [21/4 square] is too big. The slide scanning attachment is for 35mm.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 April 15 01:07 BST (UK) »
Mm sounds interesting!  Thanks.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good 35mm slide scanner please?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 May 15 21:35 BST (UK) »
Might be too late to help UKMusic, but I achieved very satisfactory results by simply taking a photo with my digital camera of the slides projected onto a screen.

With camera set on tripod, it only took an instant to click the shutter, then move on to next slide in the projector. Quick, easy and not expensive.  :)

Good Luck, John B