|Dennis M 1064
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| p.1 #1 · Scans of 4x5 transp. and negs. .Flatbed? 35mm scans. . |
So, I have a handful of 4x5s I want to save, and edit in LR and PS. Drum scans to large files are way pricey. Like $200. Over priced in my opinion. I would like to have digital files made that I would use for a website, and maybe a nice 300dpi print to 11x14 if I want. If I decide there is one that I need made to billboard size, I can suck it up and get the big scan.
So, what is a cost effective scan, and from whom do you recommend? Are there high quality flatbed type scanners that will give professional results, though on a smaller scale?
I have a bunch of 35mm slides and negs I want done as well, but I am looking at around $20 each for those, for high res files. With 35mm, I need the higher res to keep my output choices from being to limited. I would still like to print to 11x14, or a little bigger.
I think for that, it may be cheaper to drag the old PCs out of the closet and get one running again. That way I can have SCSI interface capabilities and use my old Nikon Cool Scan ( LS 2000) to just make files from the 35mm stuff. A hard drive and or mother board would be cheaper than paying for scans, and I may have enough old drivers and old windows version to get it running.
That makes me wonder, is there a way to go from SCSI to USB, and have my Nikon scanner work on my Mac? The scanner was for my PC, but, is that just a driver issue? I'll do some research, but if somebody knows, I would appreciate it.