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Acceptable Negative Scanner
on October 26, 2012
I bought the machine as a test to look into scanning the thousands of film negatives my parents and I built up over decades. I've scanned about 500 images. The scanner was wonderfully simple to set up for negative scanning, and I got to work right away. Everything worked incredibly quickly until I got to image #150 or so -- the scanning process slowed down, taking about twice the time to scan, and then stayed that way for all the other images. I'm not sure if it effected the color or not - I haven't yet looked at each scan.
The main problem I had with it is that in order to get clean scans I had to painstakingly brush off each negative for dust particles -- and even then, dust still managed to get scanned. I'm slowly going through each picture using Adobe Photoshop to correct the blemishes, which is incredibly time consuming. I would imagine that scanning the pictures themselves would result in better quality.
So, I pretty much got what I expected, though I was disappointed by the dust issues. Perhaps if it was built with a dust-blower inside the machine.... but oh well. If you don't mind going through each picture pixel by pixel, this is a great little thing that does as advertised.
Basically, know what you're getting into - unfortunately, home scanners can't compete with professional jobs.