5MP compact film and slide scanner £19.99 at Maplin - £40 reduction
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5MP compact film and slide scanner £19.99 at Maplin - £40 reduction

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Found 13th Dec 2012
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Be interested to know if anyone has one of these how it performs
I cant make out brand but when I last looked at getting one of these, the reviews was that the scanners generally over exposed (too bright) the images. I can adjust that in photoshop or other photo package.

For £20, I'm willing to give it a try. Will let you know once it arrives.
cjblfc

Be interested to know if anyone has one of these how it performs

Not used it, but it won't get all the detail and range of pictures out of the negatives/slides - it's only 1800dpi scanning resolution and the dynamic range isn't given, though I wouldn't expect much. It may be OK for casual usage though
Would love a 120 film scanner at this price.
May have to get my diana+ a 35mm back and one of these. Wild save me 100s
Cheers for the feedback. It is only £20. It's tough to justify the extra £100 just to get a higher resolution but ultimately do I want to scan 100's of negatives only to wish I had them all at a higher res/with better image quality!? Decisions, decisions.
Edited by: "cjblfc" 13th Dec 2012
Its iGadget brand, cant find much on it. Never a good sign when its another one of those companies that adds "i" infront of a name to be hip and apple like.

Specs say:
1800 dpi (enhances to 3600 dpi via interpolation)

Its certainly not going to be a pro bit of kit but as ecac has said, for casual use, it will be fine.
Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 13th Dec 2012
I will give this ago, The slides are old anyway so the res should be fine and a nice supprise for my mum this christmas when I have doen all the slides for her!
For £20.00 its worth a punt, got some old photos on 35mm slides from the 60's and 70's from my parents house so it will be great to get them on Facebook to share with the family :)X)
I bought a different make but similar type of thing from amazon.
I sent it back the next day because the quality wasn't good enough for me.
The white balance was all over the place and it was hard to get all edges of the slide in view.
I think something like this would be ok for someone digging out some old dusty slides and sharing them
with the family, but don't expect top notch quality.
i bought one last year and was really surprised how good it was. i think i paid something in and around £40 for it though, so this one seems like a bargain. there is one point though, in mine one of the negative sizes had to be cut into invdividaul frames to allow it to fit into the slide/tray which i wasn't too keen on doing. i was very impressed with mine!
I bought this last year for £40 and that was it's usual price - it's a great little device and worth it for £20!
I looked at these type of scanners when I was looking for something for my negatives and after reading the reviews I bit the bullet and went for an Epson Perfection LED Photo Scanner for about £ 85 instead. I felt that I would buy the cheaper one, regret it and then end up buying the better quality scanner in the end anyway. For £ 20 it is fine for a casual user but before wasting £ 20 I would think carefully what you are likely to want it for.

Voted hot on the price because it looks a good deal for what it is.
cjblfc

Be interested to know if anyone has one of these how it performs



Review from site

"Quite a handy little scanner if you want to catch old photos quickly. Generally it gets the colour and light balancing okay but the back light is uneven and causes off-balance colour in some areas of the picture. Although it will scan for 110 film it doesn't have a guide tray for the format. The images files are not as high defination as one might hope and file sizes are very big indeed especially on the top "quality". Realistically it is cheap and you get what you pay for and if all you want is fast capture then this gadget will serve the purpose. "
I have a veho vfs-008, which is a similar sort of device (5 megapixel sensor). I also have a dedicated slide scanner which can scan at 40 mega pixel. The reason for getting the cheap one is that it is very fast - a few seconds per image and that it has a 110 holder. The hi-res scanner can take 30 minutes to get a decent scan of one image! I have used the cheap scanner to capture over 50 films so I have a record of them - I will then pick a few of the interesting images to scan at a higher resolution.

These scanners are fine for the money but don't expect amazing results - looking at the quality of the veho, they are fine for putting pictures on facebook but I wouldn't want to get reprints from the scan.
the engineer

Review from site"Quite a handy little scanner if you want to catch old … Review from site"Quite a handy little scanner if you want to catch old photos quickly. Generally it gets the colour and light balancing okay but the back light is uneven and causes off-balance colour in some areas of the picture. Although it will scan for 110 film it doesn't have a guide tray for the format. The images files are not as high defination as one might hope and file sizes are very big indeed especially on the top "quality". Realistically it is cheap and you get what you pay for and if all you want is fast capture then this gadget will serve the purpose. "



Cheers, I had already read that (I wasn't being lazy)....just was after a few more opinions as there was only 2 on the site that was all. I've taken the plunge, for £20 it will 'back up' all my Mum's film photos and then if any are worthy of higher res I can review that as and when.

EDIT: Just noticed the comment above me, exact same thought there so glad I am not the only one.
Edited by: "cjblfc" 13th Dec 2012
I am after scanning a load of photo's that have already been printed quickly... any ideas?
Ordered one for collection at Charlton.
Thanks to the OP.:)
ttsm

Ordered one for collection at Charlton.Thanks to the OP.:)



These are in their ebay shop also with free delivery.
gazw

These are in their ebay shop also with free delivery.



No topcashback on ebay though
juniper

Errrrrr http://www.topcashback.co.uk/search/merchants/?s=ebay



Blimey I didn't know that!!!! Cheers haha. Although the percentages are on 'ebays revenue' not final item price...so buying from maplin is still better topcashback-wise
Edited by: "cjblfc" 13th Dec 2012
cjblfc

No topcashback on ebay though



Better to pay your £2.99 delivery or your bus fare or your £2.99 petrol then to get your £1.40 cashback
1. buy a Nikon Coolscan VED / 5000ED on eBay
2. scan in all your old negatives
3. sell Nikon Coolscan VED / 5000ED on eBay
4. Profit????
cjblfc

Blimey I didn't know that!!!! Cheers haha. Although the percentages are … Blimey I didn't know that!!!! Cheers haha. Although the percentages are on 'ebays revenue' not final item price...so buying from maplin is still better topcashback-wise


Yeah, I got 31p tracked on £19.99 spent the other day - so only about 1.5% :-(
I have used a couple of similar branded film scanners; certainly at £20 this is better than leaving your slides in a drawer; but don't expect great results.

Those I have tried had uneven light source (brighter in the centre) and images scanned were generally over-exposed. Using the highest settings the scans took several minutes each and although the file produced is very much larger the photo is little better.
Slides that have over-exposed areas are worst; I had a friend who's a wizard with photoshop try and even he couldn't recover the burnt out images captured.
My father has been scanning his slide collection and although the results aren't great they look fine on his photo frame.
kowalski

1. buy a Nikon Coolscan VED / 5000ED on eBay2. scan in all your old … 1. buy a Nikon Coolscan VED / 5000ED on eBay2. scan in all your old negatives3. sell Nikon Coolscan VED / 5000ED on eBay4. Profit????


Coolscans are of course much better than this, but we're talking something like 25 times the price. Many people will also find them complicated to use, and they weren't made to support Windows 7 (though I gather can with some fiddling), so they're for the technically minded (both in terms of computers and photography/imaging). Now probably isn't a good time to buy them on ebay as they'll be going for a premium with Christmas coming too (they're no longer manufactured so limited supply through second hand)
gary_rip

I am after scanning a load of photo's that have already been printed … I am after scanning a load of photo's that have already been printed quickly... any ideas?


Don't get this then!

Just get a normal flatbed scanner
Took a punt on this, the negatives i'm gonna use it on are from disposable cameras so should be up to the task. Cheers op.
Took a chance - can always return it if it's useless. Seems to be comparable with the Veho VFS 004 I'd been thinking about
gary_rip

I am after scanning a load of photo's that have already been printed … I am after scanning a load of photo's that have already been printed quickly... any ideas?



what about this Linky No idea if it is good or not, just saw it today when doing some negative scanner research!
Voted cold due to incorrect description.
This does NOT do 110 film. I just collected one and it only does 35mm film and slides.

I needed one for old 110 negatives my mum has so have just wasted time and fuel collecting something that was no use to me and had to be returned.
juniper

Errrrrr http://www.topcashback.co.uk/search/merchants/?s=ebay



Owned!
mikerr

Don't get this then!Just get a normal flatbed scanner

flatbed is not quick... Best read what I wrote if your going to bother to answer.
Waterboy8535

Voted cold due to incorrect description. This does NOT do 110 film. I … Voted cold due to incorrect description. This does NOT do 110 film. I just collected one and it only does 35mm film and slides. I needed one for old 110 negatives my mum has so have just wasted time and fuel collecting something that was no use to me and had to be returned.



TBF to the OP, the maplin site says it does 110 too, maplin's fault - but thanks for warning us.


gary_rip

flatbed is not quick... Best read what I wrote if your going to bother to … flatbed is not quick... Best read what I wrote if your going to bother to answer.


Flatbed not quick ? depends on the flatbed of course... why ask a question if you don't want an answer ?

Lay 4 photos on the flatbed - scan 4 photos in one pass, and the software auto splits them into individual pictures.
Move onto next batch of 4.
A few seconds per photo - since you're doing 4 at once.


Edited by: "mikerr" 14th Dec 2012
gary_rip

flatbed is not quick... Best read what I wrote if your going to bother to … flatbed is not quick... Best read what I wrote if your going to bother to answer.


Merry Christmas to you too.
Picked up about a hour ago, scanned 8 slides very quick and OK as these slides are from the 60's.

Happy GOOD FIND OP!
cheap slider scanners are generally pretty awful.

on the whole if you're doing a large number, pay a service company who have pro high speed scanners with auto cleaning and the ICE scratch/dirt removal system

kenrockwell.com/tec…htm
mikerr

TBF to the OP, the maplin site says it does 110 too, maplin's fault - … TBF to the OP, the maplin site says it does 110 too, maplin's fault - but thanks for warning us.Flatbed not quick ? depends on the flatbed of course... why ask a question if you don't want an answer ?Lay 4 photos on the flatbed - scan 4 photos in one pass, and the software auto splits them into individual pictures.Move onto next batch of 4.A few seconds per photo - since you're doing 4 at once.



What software can do that?


seaspray

Merry Christmas to you too.

merry Xmas.
Edited by: "gary_rip" 21st Dec 2012
Now only £14.99 with free postage. Save £45 on original price.
I bought one of these last week. I am very happy with it.
It is a bit fiddly, but the 5MP resolution is fine for the quality I wanted and I have scanned 260 photos so far.
Most of your time will be spent fitting the negative strip into the holder. It gets easier after the first 30 or so!
If, like me, you have many years of 35mm pictures that you never look at, get one of these!!
The software is easy to use, but not perfect - the viewing screen sometimes closes itself.
Just having a good reason to go through your old photos is worth the money! That's enough... more scanning to do! Bye.
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