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Old Aug 3, 2006, 5:41 PM   #1
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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.
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 1:24 PM   #2
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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?
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Old Mar 4, 2007, 8:45 AM   #3
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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
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Old May 17, 2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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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
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