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Which Scanner? Epson vs. Canon...

Magic Man , May 06, 2005; 04:32 p.m.


which Scanner should i buy?

The Epson Perfection 4180, 4990 or the Canon 9950F?

Thanks a lot.



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H. C. , May 06, 2005; 05:48 p.m.

Magic Man...

Epson 4990...


Magic Man , May 06, 2005; 06:31 p.m.

ok, and why?

Mag Miksch , May 06, 2005; 06:43 p.m.

Canon 9950F, its at least of same quality, cheaper and FARE is much quicker than ICE

~ Jon ~ , May 06, 2005; 06:52 p.m.

>Magic Man , may 06, 2005; 06:31 p.m.

>ok, and why?

If you don't know that, then you should probably make the slightest effort to do some research. Then you won't ask others what scanner you need when you haven't described what you scan, how often you scan, etc.

Robert Budding , May 06, 2005; 07:08 p.m.

For reviews look here:


and here:


I bought the Epson and it's pretty good, though not as good as a dedicated film scanner.


Noboru Wataya , May 07, 2005; 02:19 a.m.

I got a 4990 to use on my grandpa's old medium and large format negatives from the 20s onward. It's been great. It came with Silverfast (which I'm not too big a fan of), but the HDR scanning function in Silverfast has come in handy.

Magic Man , May 07, 2005; 02:31 a.m.

thank you for answering...

i like to scan medium format photos. it?s what the scanner should buy for.

i?m really dont know, whichown i should by.

Brian Ball , May 07, 2005; 02:53 a.m.

Macworld gave the 9950F slightly better reviews. All I can say is that the Epson 4870, which I use, leaves much to be desired in terms of optics but is otherwise quite good for lower resolution work.

Craig Schroeder , May 07, 2005; 09:20 a.m.

I'm still lukewarm on my 9950F. It sometimes surprises me with the quality it's capable of but usually leaves me feeling unsatisfied with the results. The fact that I get decent results at times, makes me think there could more operator error involved than basic equipment deficiencies! The medium format film holders don't seem to fit the various film brands (width variations) all of the time and I wish they were more forgiving in that way.

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