Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Misc Forums > Image & Film Scanners

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 3, 2006, 5:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 107
Default

What do you think of the newly announcedCanoScan 8600F ($179.99) with 4800 x 9600 dpi optical resolution and 48bit color depth? How would it compare to a dedicated film/slide scanner like the 4,000 optical dpi Nikon Coolscan V? I know that resolution isn't everything and I don't seedynamic rangefigures for the 8600F.

I'm in market for a slide scanner and the 8600F looks too good to be true. Could the technology have advance so much to allow Canon to produce a high quality film scanner for so cheap? Thought and opinions.
rodmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 3, 2007, 1:24 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 14
Default

I just bought this and have no idea if it is good or not. Anyone have any opions? I only want to scan in all my color negatives and some photos. Should I get something else?
Skripo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2007, 8:45 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Default

Hi, Check out http://www.photo.net/ in the forums section under digital darkroom.

On the right side of the page you will see older comments on scanners, there is a gold mine of useful information regarding your questions. I have posted several film and transparency scans at http://ezlovin.zenfolio.com/ I use a Nikon Coolscan VED with Vuescan Prosoftware. I got better results with Vuescan vs the Nikon provided software. I would be interested tohear your impressions of the Canon 8600F as I have some old prints that I would like to digitally save. Alan
ezlovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2007, 10:34 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1
Default

Thanks for all the discusion on scanners. I've also had my eye on the Canon 8600f. Does anyone else have anything to add before I buy a scanner? I still haven't made up my mind whether to buy an Epson or a Canon. Any more information on scanners would be helpful? Thanks
wwwriondocom is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:14 PM.