I have been looking on Trademe and there are 35mm scanners advertised for between $80 and $250. Has anyone had any experience with these devices. They seem quite cheap for what they promise. Is the quality any good or are they a bit rubbish. I am prepared to pay a bit more than that within reason to get a device that will produce a good image quality.Most of the film was taken on a Pentax reflex with prime lens so the material that I wish to copy is of reasonable quality.Does anyone know of devices available say at the specialty photo stores.If so what sort of spec should one aim for.
Also as a side issue I also have a mile of Super8 movie film that I would like to transfer to either DVD or Blueray dics.I know that you can project a small image and video it with a digital video camera but the result is not that good.Does anyone know of say an amature version of the telecine machines that broadcasting used to use to convert the 16mm news footage to video.I still have my old projector.There are firms who do this transfer but I was hoping to do this myself as the charges to have this done professionally are very high.
If anybody hires this equipment that would be good as well.