“ Canon CanoScan 2710 - Film scanner (35 mm) - 24.2 x 36.3 mm - 2720 dpi x 2720 dpi - Fast SCSI „
I spent a while researching film scanners before I went ahead and purchaced one to help me work through the 2000odd old negatives I have to get up on the web for vanities sake. There were a number of options available in the budget range including some sub 200 pound scanners. In the end I settled for the Canoscan because it was reasonably priced and rated as good quality by a few websites. Also the fact it came with a APS attachment as standard helped me make up my mind. Setting it up was easy enough. It came with a SCSI 2 card which installed automatically on my Win98SE machine. The bundled software installed fine and sorted out the links with Photoshop6 which I am running for editing. Within 30 minutes I was ready to rock. The film loader is intuitive and held the negatives firmly. One worry I had was the fact it has no auto load for scanning batched of negatives, but having run through some strips I don't think this is a problem as it scans quickly with astonishing clarity and changing the negative in the frame and moving to the next pic takes only seconds. The picture quality is very good. I ahev been using flatbeds for a while scanning prints for use by bands for websites and promotional material and there qas no loss in quality, in fact it was clearer in many ways as it is a purer scan coming fron the negative. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a film scanner but not willing to jump to the 500+ mark.
The CanoScan 2710 is the affordable high performance film scanner for professionals and photo-enthusiasts that require exceptional quality scans of 35mm or Advanced Photo System films. It offers like the award winning CanoScan 2700F an optical resolution of 2720 dpi, but the new film scanner boasts a powerful 36 bit output resulting in a 68-billion-color recognition and a 3.2D optical density range. The Canon film scanner is equipped with the specially designed CANALY (Color Adjustment for Negative Automatically) to improve the scanning results from color negative films where the film base color needs to be compensated for.
This scanner comes standard with the CanoCraft FS 3.6 driver that is designed to work with Windows 95/98 and Windows NT4.0 operating systems. It also enables transfers of 36bit color images to Adobe Photoshop 4.0 LE. Again Canon offers an 'out of the box solution' by adding all necessary cables, SCSI II card, a complete software package, the Advanced Photo System Adapter and 35 mm film holder to the actual film scanner. The CanoScan 2710 features the SCSI II card enabling images to be scanned within 13 seconds flat. And equipped with the film holder and adapter these images can origin from a variety of film formats.