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Hi Gene: I would recommend the Epson 2450. It has USB-2 and Firewire connections. Scans prints, transparencies, negatives up to 4" x 9" @ 2400 dpi optical. I got it to scan 120 B/W & color negs. Comes with Adobe Elements and SilverFast SE, along with Epson Twain 5.0 and Epson SmartPanel. I does a fantastic job for me. Price $399 retail down to $350 +/- street. I would recommend a minimum of 512 MB ram and a 20G+ Hard Drive using Firewire. The scanner is supported by Hamricks VueScan program also. My 3 cents . . . Mike Demyan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene Merritt" <email@example.com> To: "scanner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9:57 AM Subject: Scanner suggestions > Hi > > I'm in a quandry about flatbed acanners. I know there were postings regarding this in the past, but I'm now in a place of real dissatisfaction with my current 'cheapo' $79 flatbed Umax. > > It's the old problem of lack of funds yet the need for high quality...sigh. I've boxes (100s) of 8x10 b&w photos from my ten year stint as a news photog. Plus a ton of color slides. All of these mostly from the 1980s. > > I've been putting these into this G4 Mac via that 'crummy' scanner and the PrimeFilm 1800i film scanner. I believe it was Fred who, earlier said something about these looking great on the computer but printed out...ugh! I now know that's true. > > Any suggestions on various scanners to handle this large amount of material. One of the probs is I'm now disabled, and $$$ is also a consideration. > > Thanx in advance! > > Gene > > -- > > Gene Merritt <email@example.com> > > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.