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Greetings from wintery Canada. Thank you for your in-depth reply and for sharing your experience. As you say, this is a long term project and it's all about priorities and organization as much as the scanning itself.
I have a home based business so it would be possible to set up a station dedicated to this task and then "work at it" when the time allows. If I am correct in my understanding, once I have the parameters set up I can just let the scanner carry on with the scanning ..... I don't really mind if it takes 15 min or more.
Part of the reason for considering this purchase, is to create a "backup" of the older slides and negatives. I, like many I'm sure, have a fear of losing the original negatives or prints, so I would possibly sleep better knowing all of the memories were tucked away somewhere safe.
There really is a decision to be made regarding the trade-off between scan time and output file resolution and usefulness. I am usually one to argue that "it should be done right the first time" however there are only so many hours in the day! I suspect that the number of prints we might do larger than 8" x 10" would be minimal, so for the cases where we need maximum resolution, we will just pull out the negative and rescan. Most of the scans will be used for replacing missing 4" x 6" prints in albums and digital home theater "slide shows", and of course, to serve as a copy to be stored off-site.
Just out of curiosity, do you know how long it might take to scan 20 frames ( 4 strips of film negative with 5 frames per strip ) at 2400 dpi and no dust removal turned on?
Thank you again,