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March 14, 2005 1:32:27 PM

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I'm looking at an Epson 4180 scanner for scanning slides. It appears it
will scan 4 slides at once and save them as 4 different files. Has anyone
done this? How well does it work? Is it worth it? Or should I save some
$$ and buy a 2480?
March 14, 2005 8:53:44 PM

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If you are just talking about 35 mm, you should actually spend a little more
and get a Minolta Dual Scan IV. Better with 35 mm than either of the models
you quoted.

Doug
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Doug's "MF Film Holder" for batch scanning "strips" of 120/220 medium format
film:
http://home.earthlink.net/~dougfisher/holder/mainintro....
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 1:11:49 AM

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Skip a écrit :
> I'm looking at an Epson 4180 scanner for scanning slides. It appears it
> will scan 4 slides at once and save them as 4 different files. Has anyone
> done this? How well does it work? Is it worth it? Or should I save some
> $$ and buy a 2480?

I have an epson 2400 and it does actually scan 4 slides one after the
other on 4 different files without any intervention.
It depends on what your requirements are but for me the result is
correct; you can make adjustments with a photo editor program.
JM
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March 16, 2005 8:20:14 AM

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What makes this scanner better? The 4180 is 4800 DPI and the Dual Scan is
3200. The Dual scan looks like it will only do slides and film. The 4180
will also do 8.5x11.


" -" <xvvvz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> If you are just talking about 35 mm, you should actually spend a little
> more and get a Minolta Dual Scan IV. Better with 35 mm than either of the
> models you quoted.
>
> Doug
> --
> Doug's "MF Film Holder" for batch scanning "strips" of 120/220 medium
> format film:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~dougfisher/holder/mainintro....
>
Anonymous
March 21, 2005 11:55:43 AM

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"Skip" <sallison@ameritech.net> wrote in
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> What makes this scanner better? The 4180 is 4800 DPI and the Dual
> Scan is 3200. The Dual scan looks like it will only do slides and
> film. The 4180 will also do 8.5x11.

The quality of the slide/film scans from the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan
Dual IV at 3200dpi will likely be better than those from 4180 at 4800
dpi. The shadow detail is likely to be better, and the scans will
probably be characterised by lower noise and higher sharpness levels. In
any case, 4800 dpi scans of 35mm slide/film will create very large files.

The following web site gives some comparisons of what to expect from
dedicated film scanners versus flatbed scanners.

http://www.jamesphotography.ca/bakeoff2004/scanner_test...

It's up to you to decide which set of tradeoffs that you wish to make
when selecting a scanner.

Of course, as you pointed out, the 4180 can also scan items that are
8.5x11 inch in size, so if that is an important criterion you certainly
won't be able to choose a dedicated film scanner.

--
Witold.
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March 21, 2005 4:55:19 PM

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"Witold" <not@here.com> wrote in message
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> "Skip" <sallison@ameritech.net> wrote in
> news:imPZd.10278$DW.2492@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com:
>
> > What makes this scanner better? The 4180 is 4800 DPI and the Dual
> > Scan is 3200. The Dual scan looks like it will only do slides and
> > film. The 4180 will also do 8.5x11.
>
> The quality of the slide/film scans from the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan
> Dual IV at 3200dpi will likely be better than those from 4180 at 4800
> dpi. The shadow detail is likely to be better, and the scans will
> probably be characterised by lower noise and higher sharpness levels. In
> any case, 4800 dpi scans of 35mm slide/film will create very large files.
>
> The following web site gives some comparisons of what to expect from
> dedicated film scanners versus flatbed scanners.
>
> http://www.jamesphotography.ca/bakeoff2004/scanner_test...
>
> It's up to you to decide which set of tradeoffs that you wish to make
> when selecting a scanner.
>
> Of course, as you pointed out, the 4180 can also scan items that are
> 8.5x11 inch in size, so if that is an important criterion you certainly
> won't be able to choose a dedicated film scanner.
>
> --
> Witold.

For those that need to scan both 35mm film and the occasional 120 film and
flat documents.

Buy both a dedicated film scanner for 35mm and a flatbed with transparency
adapter for 120 film and flat documents

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