New Film/Slide Scanner

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I'd like to throw an "attaboy" to the little film/slide scanner I received form Amazon today. It's branded as the "Kodak Slide N Scan Digital Film Scanner" and cost around $150. I realize it's nothing like the Coolscan or a professional model, but I am really blown away by the quality of the scans. It's as easy to operate as can be. Connects to USB for power, has a 5" LCD to see what you're doing, and the images are stored on a SD card. Put that SD card in your computer, and import them just like you'd do with your camera. Easy.

Here are two slide scans from around 1985 taken while we were getting ready to launch the space shuttle from Vandenberg AFB in California. We used the orbiter "Enterprise" for fit and finish training. The first one was the device that removed the orbiter from the NASA 747 carry aircraft at the airfield. The second was on the way to the launch pad, about 10 or so miles away from the airfield on the southern coast of the base.
Old USAF Photos-1.jpg
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Old USAF Photos-2.jpg
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About all I did to these were a color temp adjustment and remove a few dust spots. I'm really impressed with the quality!!

(Side note ... how about the sign on the police Bronco? Like you need a sign to tell you there's a "wide load” ahead...)

I still have quite a few old slides and negatives to scan in, mostly family, and this looks like it will be a fun way to spend a few rainy days inside the house!!

Cheers!!

Ken
 
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Pretty nice. Does the scanner produce 8-bit sRGB JPG files? 16-bit Adobe RGB TIFF files? Do you have a choice?
There are no choices other than the file size ... 14 or 22 MP. I used the 22 MP. Here's about the only tech info I can find...
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Again, for the cost ... I'm pretty happy with the results!!

Ken
 

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