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USB Negative Photo Scanner - Convert Old Negatives Into Digital Files - Save £20 @ FB £49.95

£49.95 @ Firebox
Handy scanner which will convert all of your old photo negatives into digital photo files which can be stored on your pc. From info on site : "Using the USB Negative Scanner is a doddle. Simply pl…
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Handy scanner which will convert all of your old photo negatives into digital photo files which can be stored on your pc. From info on site :

"Using the USB Negative Scanner is a doddle. Simply plug it in your USB port (no mains power or batteries required), slip a negative or slide into the respective holder and push it through. The image then appears on screen. All you do is wait a few seconds for the intuitive software to adjust the back light and colour balance and hit scan. Before you can say 'oh gawd, look at me fringe!' you'll have a genuine 5 megapixel piccy on your PC."
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#1
looks good :)
#2
nice find, although do I really want to see what I wore 30yrs ago...lol
#3
These are handy gadgets but beware - at the posted price you only get 3Mp; for £79.99 you still only get 5Mp. At these prices the optics aren't going to be great either.

They're not going to give you top quality shots but as a way of 'rescuing' negs (and slides) they're handy, especially as the original material probably isn't great quality anyway.

I don't know where the claimed £20 saving comes in - retailer's website doesn't claim any reduction and there are lots around at these price levels. More of a 'product tip' than a hot deal I think.

Once you've converted your collection you can always sell it or pass it on to a friend.
#4
Just found the more expensive one they sell at £79 on their site is available on Ebay for £55 posted...so perhaps not such a good deal?....

aha....but if you then search on here for the £5 voucher and go through Quidco for 10% off.....mmmm....decisions decisions....lol
#5
I have tried a few of these (not this one) has anybody ever found one that gives good results. My slides are pretty sharp and in good order but still alway look rubbishy with the copiers I have tried. I have even bought one that goes on my camera - but it is still pretty mediocre.

ANy help would be useful.

Happy Xmas.
#6
torby;7161519
Just found the more expensive one they sell at £79 on their site is available on Ebay for £55 posted...so perhaps not such a good deal?....

aha....but if you then search on here for the £5 voucher and go through Quidco for 10% off.....mmmm....decisions decisions....lol

item number 190330188697 is £49.99 delivered, search better next time :p
#7
ctuk;7161579
item number 190330188697 is £49.99 delivered, search better next time :p


I was off looking for this one on Amazon £50.03 for the deluxe 004 model....so you still beat me....lol:whistling:
#8
No idea about performance, convenience and speed of using, but here is a cheaper option coming up tomorrow at 45 quid:
http://uk.aldi.com/uk/html/offers/2827_12297.htm
it is a flatbed scanner with Negative/Slide adaptor (best ones I know have a proper backlight, but I don't know if this one is that sophisticated or not) - it is however going to be a lot more versatile for other use though...
#9
nihcaj
No idea about performance, convenience and speed of using, but here is a cheaper option coming up tomorrow at 45 quid:
http://uk.aldi.com/uk/html/offers/2827_12297.htm
it is a flatbed scanner with Negative/Slide adaptor (best ones I know have a proper backlight, but I don't know if this one is that sophisticated or not) - it is however going to be a lot more versatile for other use though...


or this from maplin same price but if you buy 2 second is half price, so might be worth teaming up with someone else interested in buying one
http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=285007&C=Brilliant1&U=Xmas%2009%20-%20Computing&T=negative%20scanner&gclid=COKa2e2gyZ4CFeZr4wodWGhMsQ
#10
michael mcnally;7162491
or this from maplin same price but if you buy 2 second is half price, so might be worth teaming up with someone else interested in buying one
http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=285007&C=Brilliant1&U=Xmas%2009%20-%20Computing&T=negative%20scanner&gclid=COKa2e2gyZ4CFeZr4wodWGhMsQ


What a bizarre offer, a BOGOF on an item you are most likely only to want once in a lifetime! :?
#11
Was looking at these but most reviews say that the negative clip things are too flimbsy so thought a flat bed scanner could be better as i have negatives and old foto's to copy so FBS would be best bet me thinks, thanks for the Aldi post one will check it out:thumbsup:
#12
If you're after quality, I'd recommend a flatbed scanner, I have a canon 4400F (probably discontinued, but I'd imagine there's an equivalent still around) that takes a strip of 6x 35mm negatives - though most photo services cut them into strips of 4 - or 4x 35mm framed slides, and scans at resolutions up to 9600dpi (which is actually overkill for 200/400 ISO film, though useful if you used 50/100 ISO, which shows up finer details due to the smaller grain size of the film), I normally do scans at 3200dpi, which produces 35-40mb TIFF file per image. My father uses an Epson scanner (the 4490 I believe, which appears to still be sold) that also takes 6cm medium format film (120 film), in whichever size you shot it in (since medium format varies from 6x4.5cm up to 6x17cm). These and their equivalents are probably available around the £70 and £130 marks.

Should you be looking for a really upmarket one (though if you are I expect you would have read reviews on such items anyway), there's the Epson V700 & V750 in flatbed form, where you apply a fluid onto the scanning surface in order to keep the film as flat as possible, and a number of top quality dedicated negative scanners around (similar to the original product above in that you load negatives into the side of a box), but these are both about the £500 mark, and only worth while to save you time if you have thousands or tens of thousands of negatives.
#13
I won't vote either way on this...

I tried a similar item to this from Aldi bought for £40. (was exactly the same as a £70+ one selling at Maplins at the time).

Effectively all this does is shine a hopefully even white light through your slide and take a 5mp photo of it. You then fiddle for ages trying to make the result look vaguely like the original!

I got much better results taking photos of my slides projected onto a screen :whistling:
I even knocked together a light-box out of a tube some card and tinfoil so I could take photos of negatives - not very successful as my light source wasn't even enough but again better results than from the scanner...

If someone gets this to work let us know as I've got hundreds of negatives I'd like to 'digitize'...
#14
I have a FBS - an Epson - but doing slides takes a lifetime - and a hell of a lot of tweaking. There just has to be a better way. This is the age of technolologogogy ... well whatever!!!

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