A&P Cheap scanner for 120 film?

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  1. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    I have never tried scanning film, can anyone recommend something?

    Dont care if its flatbed or dedicated, but would prefer to be able to do a couple at a time. Resolution is not critical as long as it comes out to a reasonable printable resolution.
     
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    or can I just fashion a film holder and use any good flatbed? :dunno:
     
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    I would say yes. Make sure the film is nice and flat and a flatbed scanner should be fine. That is all i have ever used to scan 35mm, 120, and 4x5 (just the Epsons i have used already came with a film holder)
     
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    I would love to hear some more opinions on this, do the flatbeds that support film to anything special when scanning film, other than using a smaller scan area....

    the epson v200 seems great for the price, but only "supports" 35mm film, if I made my own holder could I scan larger film in a normal photo mode and get any results worth a damn? (by worth a damn I mean reasonably sharp, and enough resolution to print again at around 5x7?)
     
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    okay so the ones that scan film have a light in the lid that needs to be large enough for 120, so the epson 4490 looks like the way to go.
     
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    yup. thats the one I am looking at.
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    you should be able to find a Nikon supercoolscan for almost nothing on eBay, great 35mm film scanner
     
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    yup. except that 120 is much bigger :hs:
     

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