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Topic # 31101 4-Mar-2009 18:52
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Hi All,
My father in law is after a slide scanner for 400 slides he has. There is one advertised at Jaycar for $199 which is a USB scanner. Has anyone used this and is it any good or is there something more suitable for similar money?

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  Reply # 200029 9-Mar-2009 09:56
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I was thinking along the same lines to use this, and asked the advice of a photographer colleague.

In a nutshell, 1800DPI (if it's even true 1800DPI) is not really sufficient for 35mm slides. You are looking at a picture that is around 1 inch in size, so that's around 1800 dots across and 1800 down. Ball park. 

Sort of like encoding MP3 music at 128k. Passable, but much detail missing.



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