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    General use Scanner recommendation




    I took the liberty of snatching this off of the RCAAM list because it would seem to be applicable to so many people. Jason is a PACCIN member and frequent contributor so I don't think he will mind. I just included barebones information on the rest since I haven't contacted the other contributors and want to respect their privacy (the original post was part of a memberís-only list serve not available to the general public).

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    On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:02 AM, _____________ wrote:
    Hi All,
    Our ancient scanner has finally bit the dust, so we're in the market for a new one. Does anyone have any recommendations for an affordable (like under $500) but reliable scanner that can do the "basic stuff"?
    Thanks!
    _____________


    Jason Onerheim's response was:

    The Epson V700 that a people recommended a few weeks ago is $520 new (
    http://www.adorama.com/IESV700.html).

    The Epson V600 (and V500) are also good scanners (though much smaller) than the V700. The V600 goes for around $185, though it appears to be sold out at many places.

    It will depend on what you are planning on scanning. If you will use it only for scanning small-ish photo prints and documents the cheaper ones will be fine. The reason the V700 is more expensive is that it will scan negatives.

    Jason


    A second contributor confirms Jason's comments:

    B&H photo sells an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner that can
    scan up to medium format film for $170.95. The V700 is a better choice
    at $519.95. It can scan up to 8 x 10" film or transparancies.






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    Thanks for re-posting this. Jason

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    I am fast aren't I? This is just the kind thing that people seem to be asking over and over again on the lists. I appreciate your sharing the information. I Just wish there were more individuals as generous with their insights as you are. Many thanks
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