On 19/09/2012, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Tom,
> I am quite partial to the Epson V-series. The V-700 will do 12 slides
> at a time and might be good enough. I've done stereo slides on the
> V700. The V500 and V600 are also competent. Someone here bought a V500
> (I think) and is very happy with it.
I find the 750 to be a very useful scanner, but on slides it is
desperately slow. Minutes per image as opposed to seconds on a camera.
> As to the Nikon, I bought mine just as I thought production was ending
> (it was starting to get "iffy" in some stores). I have run about
> 50,000 images through mine and it still works fine. It seems that the
> best price on ePay right now is $2600 or so for the scanner and
> feeder. I paid about $2000 for mine--maybe a little more with tax,
> brand new.
> That cost hurt at the time, but I thought I was investing in about as
> good a unit as I could reasonably expect, and I have not been
> disappointed in the least. I feel I got it in the nick of time. One
> audio client of mine also asked about this and is very happy with the
> Nikon. They are preserving part of their archive in-house. I think
> they've brought ADAT in house, but are letting me do all the analog.
> They wanted me to buy their 2-inch A80 24 track, but I said no, I did
> not want to get into 2-inch audio.
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