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Forum topic by OldRocker posted 01-04-2015 04:45 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OldRocker

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01-04-2015 04:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: renting medium format negative scanner

I’ve searched everywhere I know to look and haven’t found what I need. I’m trying to locate a medium format negative scanner that I can rent. I have a lot of 2.25” negatives I need to convert to digital but not enough to justify buying a scanner. If anyone has any ideas, please share. Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 05:10 PM

I use an Epson Perfection V500 Office. They are not that expensive. I have scanned hundreds of 2.25X2.25 negatives and transparencies with it.
It would seem to me that renting one could well be not money wise. If you could find a rental I have no idea what the cost would be. It would also put you under pressure to get things done on their time not yours.
I would investigate buying a scanner that does medium and smaller formats.
PM me if you need help in the scanning procedures. It has a small learning curve. You will need lint free cotton gloves. You will also need a photo editing program to remove the dust from the scan capture. I don’t care how clean you think things are dust will show up on the scanned product when you view it.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 08:22 PM

Thanks for all the tips, Jerry. I have a 35mm scanner, so that’s not a problem. The reason I’m trying to rent instead of buying is that when the negs I have get scanned, I won’t need it any more. I’ve been shooting for about 45 years (mostly journalism – news and sports). Been shooting digital since not long after the first Nikon-Kodak camera came out. That thing was a beast. Scanning negatives is a lot less pressure than having to spend 12-16 hours a day in the dark room. After I retired I picked up a few small jobs to add to the income around here. One was at a photo lab. Learned a lot from that lab. Another was shooting weddings. After all the photo-related jobs I’ve had, shooting weddings was the worse. Really good $$$$, but I hated every second of it.

Sorry, I didn’t intend to be so long-winded.
Thanks again, Jerry

-- ....And on the seventh day the Lord created the Les Paul...and it was good.

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 10:29 PM

I hated shooting weddings.

-- Jerry

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