A&P Does anyone have a slide scanner? v.NikonCoolScan

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  1. SkyAce2004

    SkyAce2004 New Member

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    My grandfather has boxes beyond boxes of old slides he wants to convert to digital for his kids to have. Being the family techie, he came to me to do the job. What does OTOP recommend for this? Ive read the CoolScan by Nikon was pretty good, but holy hell its expensive. This is a one time job for me that shouldnt take more than a week. Are these things available to be rented from anywhere?
     
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    my local pro store rents them, $40 for a pro model for the weekend
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    i used to have a nikon supercool scan 2000, worked great but it was scsi. i'm sure the 5000 is even better. if you're going to do a lot, get the autofeeder. loading them one at a time sucks.
     
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    I have a canoscan FS4000 that does Slide film.
    It works pretty good.
     
  5. SkyAce2004

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    i see people selling them on ebay for around $300 with the SCSI card and everything. im still on the fence about buying one though.
     

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