I'm interested in getting a scanner. I've switched to digital, so really i'm just looking for something to archive my slides. O don't want to spend too much on a scanner, as I will not use it once i've finished scanning the slides i want to archive digitally.
I have been looking for a scanner for some time now, but have not been able to find a fit peformance wise, considering what I'm willing to spend - if the nikon coolscan 9000ED was under $600 CDN i wouldn't have a problem
I was hoping to find a used Coolscan V, but wanted to know if anyone has any experience with minolta 5400 Elite II (which i have seen bad reviews for in terms of reliability and the software that the scanner comes for.
Other options are the epson 4490/4990/4950 or the microtec i900 which will allow me to also scan my hasselblad xpan slides. does anyone know what the difference is between teh 4490 and 4990 - as they are both rated at 4800 x 9600 dpi.
How much of a difference am i going to see scanning velvia with a flatbed such as the epson and microtek vs. the coolscan V???
the last scanner i'm consiering is the Plustek, which i have seen used on ebay at an attractive price and fseem to have the features i'm looking for - but i have not heard anyting about them.
Ideally i'd like to the nikon 5000 or the 9000, but they are way out of the price range i'm looking for.
I would also like to get some advice on buying used scanners - especially on the web (ebay or other photo forum sell boards).