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HI Brian

Do you have any suggestions on the best photo scanner? 

I usually photograph work to reproduce, but i'm getting some interesting pieces that I think would benefit from using a flatbed scanner of my own. Primarily it would be used for pictures no bigger than A5 and even that would be on the big side. 

Thanks :) 

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One more thing about this dmax. That is the dynamic range? And the difference between 3.6 and 4.0 would be significant for slides? Just asking because I have a Plustek 8100 slide/negative scanner and the price of an Epson V800 is about $1000. My Plustek dynamic range is 3.6. I am looking at this for getting better light into slides as I am finding them a bit dark and it is hard to get brightness without washing them out with my scanner. Also thinking this would be the "do all" for slides, negatives, and prints. I can't seem to find the v700 in Canada.

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Honestly I don't have a slide projector to do an honest comparison but this is quite dark. I am making sure the scanner histogram is a tad outside of dark and bright as per your suggestions. I can bump up the midtone brightness but it still seems dark. So this is the scan with the Silverfast histogram corrections to ensure I don't clip anything. The brighter image has some basic Photoshop correction too. Obviously I am just mucking around because the colour is way off on these old images.

Slide (40).jpg

Slide (40)v2.jpg

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I have to upgrade my software to access 16 bit histogram. Off hand, would you know about Vuescan software? Some people are using that and I know both software applications can work with my current scanner and Epson V800.

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