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K. Praslowicz 12:05am, 7 May 2008
I just went and ordered me an Epson v700 scanner to replace my aging six year old 2450. So, if any of you who dabble with medium & large format need a big fat scan from your film so you can make that 50x50 print you've always dreamed of from your Holga, I'm your man.

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Is that a flat scanner lid? Does that mean I can pile all just junk onto it when not in use and not have it fall off liek my current round-top scanner?
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Sweet buy,
What about 35mm scans?
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Ever seen the kinds of people who shoot 35mm? I wouldn't want to cater to that kind of riffraff.
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Can you scan my SD card?
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"Ever seen the kinds of people who shoot 35mm?"

Yeah. 35mm is nothing but trouble. I want nothing to do with 35mm shooters!

Jason
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Congrats!

I hope to start working with film later this year, so I might bug you for scanner usage.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I want to test yours against my 4870 to see how big the quality difference is! Are you game?
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K. Praslowicz Posted 10 years ago. Edited by K. Praslowicz (admin) 10 years ago
Note to self: 160 Megapixel images tax my machine a lot. Scale down, do editing, then transfer curves to big file and redo the masking.

I should jack the resolution to max and see how efficiently iIcan process an 812 megapixel image.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
blink, blink.....

I got 8......
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
I'm game, give me a price I'll send you a 100 or so 645, 6x6, 6x7, 4x5 negatives & chromes! I envy you very much on your purchase! I want one too, but I'd have to put it on top of fish tank to use it in my office.
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Sounds like you need to ditch the fish tank! J/K
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Here when I posted my offer I was expecting "I have two I would like scanned." ;P

100 might take a while, and I'd need to do some logistics first. Like, how large do you need the scans? Full size so you can print them at 30xwhatever? Or just something modest for small prints & web use? A 48bitRGB scan from a 4x5 with enough res to print 30x40@300dpi is about 550 megs, so I'ld probably expect some sort storage provided as well. DVR's or something.

I'm not even sure what the turn around would be for that many. I'll be up to my butt in my own work Till probably early august so I might get burned out and not even want to touch someone else's.

But then again, I would be subsidizing the purchase. Maybe we can do a pilot batch of 5-10 images? Then you can decide if you love the qulity or not before commiting to a larger batch.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Based on my flatbed experience, you could probably marathon 100 scans in a day. Figure, that's about a dozen rolls of film and it usually takes me about 1/2 an hour to scan a roll of 6x9s @ 2400 DPI. That's without dust detection, multi-scanning, etc.

You would probably need a portable hard drive to store all those. Kip, are you scanning in RAW?

BTW, Kip, what is the dynamic range on that scanner? Is it better than the V350? I'm considering a V350 in my future... a V700 is too pricy for me.

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
If I disable Auto open in Photoshop, which takes about 8 minutes for a 4x5 scan, and don't do any post processing, it should't be too bad. But that still means finding time to do it in between all of my own archive I want high res scanned. :D

The Googles tell me this about the dynamic range.
v350: 3.2
v700: 4.0
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Nice. I sometimes get clipping on some of my images @ 3.2, so maybe I will have to hold out for a V700.

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NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
yeah, i'll weed it out to 5-10 images, we just made our hotel reservations for the 13th, 14th of June so maybe we could meet. BTW has anyone every been to or shot a weddingat the Decc?
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