Ok, I need a semi-serious scanner. I have a SCSI card in my Quicksilver, so I have that option in addition to USB and Firewire. OSX compatibility is required, of course. And I need 4 X 5 transparancy capability. Comp-quality scans are good enough (not looking to get into the prepress biz). 11 x 17 bed would be nice, but not essential.<br><br>So, what do you all recommend (gotta try to stay inside $500 U.S.)?<br><br>
Hey Steve - my old scanner is waiting for a good home - PM me if you want more info:<br><br>Agfa Arcus II<br><br><br><br>Sensor:CCD<br>Color depth: 36 bit color (12 bit greyscale)<br>Maximum resolution: 600 x 1200 optical, 2400 interpolated<br>Dynamic range: 3.0, DMax: 3.2<br>Largest reflective original: 8.5 x 14, largest film size: 8 x 10 (inches unless other measurement shown)<br>Interface: SCSI <br><br>[color:purple]If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.</font color=purple><br>
The Epson Perfection 2450 Photo might be a choice. USB and Firewire. It will do film up to 4x5 and is under your target price. I, and several friends, have one and we are all satisfied. I don't know about OSX support...haven't got that far yet.<br><br>drjohn<br><br>[color:blue]My photographs[color:blue]
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The Mac store downstairs from me recommended that one, too. No probs w/OSX compatibility. It's near tghe top of my list, but lesh sure got my attention with her Agfa. They're built like tanks. I have an old Agfa SnapScan that that I bought from a friend for $25, and except for no transparency capability, it's a great little scanner. In fact, I ordered my Quicksilver with the SCSI card installed so I could keep using the Agfa.<br><br>Thanks for the tip.<br><br>
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