A&P is drum scanning really that much better?

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    - than my nikon coolscan 4000?

    I have some film thats a tad scratched up that I want to get scanned before the film goes to shit.

    Wanna do it right. Should I send it out for drum scanning?

    If so, to who, and what size/specs?


    cost is not a huge factor, but it is a factor...
     
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    Really? No one?
     
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    depending on how large your negatives are and what bit depth you'd like (8 or 16) the price may vary. 35mm can cost you $75+/roll. there are slide scanning services on the internet, but i'd try and have it done locally.
     
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    Thanks Chrissy!

    I'm actually not looking for rolls of film, just specific images. They're a mixture of 35mm slide/neg film.

    I'm not too sure about what specs/sizes to go with, nor do I know if it'll really be that much better than what I can do with vuescan and my coolscan 4000.

    But I want to preserve these shots, and I want to do it right.
     
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    btw, if anyone cares, these are the images i'm afraid of losing:

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    all film or slide, scanned with the 4000....
     
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    Those are nice, man! :)
     
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    nice photos. too bad the first one is marked up a bit.
     
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    Very nice. :coold:
     
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, they're all a little beat up.

    The first waterfall one is reaaly bad. I've had it printed so many times that it's getting worn down really bad.

    Which is why I want to get em done digital the right way, so I can put away the neg forever...


    anyone heard of Nancy Scans?

    It's being recommended on another site...

    http://www.nancyscans.com/scans.html
     
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    if you take it to a nice drum scanning place they process them in a clean room and meticulously clean and remove any scratches or smudges before they scan them. because of this, the cost can get up there. i have heard that once they are drum scanned the negatives get even more scratched, but i'm not entirely sure that's true.
     

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