View Full Version : digitizing 6x6 slides and negatives

12-08-2002, 04:11 AM
As the title says... can it be done? How do I digitize my 6x6 slides and b&w negatives? Are there commercial products on the market that are not all to expensive?

Has anyone experience with that sort of equipment?

I'm planning to pick up shooting in 6x6 format again, and alway making my own b&w prints is a pretty intensive job. And it costs me a lot of time.

12-08-2002, 05:40 AM
I think I'd take this question to www.dpreview.com - the 'Pro Talk' forum (if you don't get the definitive answer here before long).

12-08-2002, 06:02 PM
Got the answer, epson 2450 scanner.

12-08-2002, 08:59 PM
I second the recommendation to check out the Epson 2450. I haven't used it myself, but it's widely known as a very good medium format scanning solution at a fraction of the price of a dedicated MF film scanner (the Epson is a flatbed).

Rumor has it that a new, even higher resolution version is coming soon from Epson (it's out in Japan now under a different name.)

12-09-2002, 11:11 AM
I found this at Epson's Japanese site: <a href="http://www.i-love-epson.co.jp/products/scanner/gt9800f/9800f3.htm">http://www.i-love-epson.co.jp/products/scanner/gt9800f/9800f3.htm</a>

It looks like it's a 3200 dpi scanner retailing for 52,800 yen, and the sizes it can handle are 4x5", 35mm or 6X9cm.