Scanners are key in archiving film and photos. Whether for memories or professional processing, the scans have to be at least up to the quality of a consumer level DSLR in capture. The equipment listed below allows capture of more, if not all, film formats.

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Spiratone Vario-Dupliscope Slide Duplicator Lens

The Spiratone Vario-Dupliscope is great and quick way to shoot old slides with your new digital camera, instead of using the painful method of scanning the slides. The unit come with a Nikon F-Mount attachment and can scan slides and negatives.

  • Nikon Mount (can be used on most film and digital F mount camera (but double check warnings for yours)
  • Variable Magnification from 1:1 to 2.5:1
  • Can be used with slides and negatives
  • No aperture
  • Focused by sliding internal tube
  • Release Year: 1970s?
  • Added to collection: 2019
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Canon CanoScan FS2710 Film Scanner

The FS2710 is a very capable scanner in a “film drive” format. It is only SCSI II, so you will need a desktop PC or decent USB to SCSI II adapter with software capable of noticing the unit. As with most of our scanning equipment we use VueScan for scanner operation.

  • 35mm negative and slide Scans, APS film scans
  • 2720 DPI top scanning resolution
  • 12 bits per RGB channel
  • 3.2 dynamic range make for great E-6 slide scans with low noise
  • 24 bit and 36 bit color scanning
  • Digital ICE for dust removal from film scans
  • File format: various
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Added to collection: 2019
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Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Film and Photo Scanner

The 4490 is a fairly speed and capable scanner for both film and photo. Formats include all sizes photo up to max size of scanning bed, 35mm negative and slide, large format negative and positive scans. Dual lighting and scanning subsystems allow for a great switch between photo and film with ease. NOTE: Way better product photo coming.

  • 35mm and large format negative and positive scans
  • 4800 DPI top scanning resolution
  • 16 bits per RGB channel
  • USB 2 interface
  • 3.4 dynamic range make for great E-6 slide scans with low noise
  • 24 bit and 36 bit color scanning
  • File format: various
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Added to collection: 2007
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Epson Perfection v550 Photo Film and Photo Scanner

The v550 is a fairly speed and capable scanner for both film and photo, with resolution improvements up to 6400 dpi is is comparable to the older 4490. Formats include all sizes photo up to max size of scanning bed, 35mm negative and slide, large format negative and positive scans. Dual lighting and scanning subsystems allow for a great switch between photo and film with ease. NOTE: Way better product photo coming.

  • 35mm and large format negative and positive scans
  • 6400 DPI top scanning resolution
  • 16 bits per RGB channel
  • USB 2 interface
  • 3.4 dynamic range make for great E-6 slide scans with low noise
  • 24 bit and 36 bit color scanning
  • Digital ICE for dust removal from film scans
  • File format: various
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Added to collection: 2021
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