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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 1:50:51 AM

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I'm looking to replace my very old Microtek X6EL. I want to spend less than
$200 (hopefully). I'm looking for a flatbed scanner to scan photos with
(some old, some more recent), do a little OCR, etc. I use Photoshop CS and
know my way around it fairly well. I've had a lot of trouble finding good
reviews/information on scanners. I've been looking closely at the Epson
4180, the Microtek line, and the Cannon line. I've been out of the loop so
long when it comes to scanners, I don't know which company is making good
drivers/optics these days.

I've been reading these newsgroups for about a week educating myself on the
various aspects.

If anyone can recommend some good review sites and/or give me some advice on
what models to consider (and why) I'd really appreciate it.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Shannon
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 2:01:20 AM

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"Shannon Bradford" <shanbrad@pacbell.net> wrote in message
news:fV_Bd.6312$yV1.3152@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking to replace my very old Microtek X6EL. I want to spend less
> than
> $200 (hopefully). I'm looking for a flatbed scanner to scan photos with
> (some old, some more recent), do a little OCR, etc. I use Photoshop CS
> and
> know my way around it fairly well. I've had a lot of trouble finding good
> reviews/information on scanners. I've been looking closely at the Epson
> 4180, the Microtek line, and the Cannon line. I've been out of the loop
> so
> long when it comes to scanners, I don't know which company is making good
> drivers/optics these days.
>
> I've been reading these newsgroups for about a week educating myself on
> the
> various aspects.
>
> If anyone can recommend some good review sites and/or give me some advice
> on
> what models to consider (and why) I'd really appreciate it.
>
> Thank you in advance for any assistance.
>
> Shannon
>
>
Most of the popular models are Epson.
I think that for $200 you can buy a very good scanner. One that can scan
Medium Format films also.

Some review sites for scanners.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/SCAN1.HTM

http://www.steves-digicams.com/scanners.html

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CSM1
http://www.carlmcmillan.com
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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 5:05:31 AM

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Thank you both, Fernando and CSM1. I decided to bite the bullet and went and
bought the Epson 4180. It was too good at deal at Staples for $149.98
(they're offering $50 off any of their scanners over $130 this week). I
appreciate your help/advice in this matter.

Shannon
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