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Postby MediumRare on Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:26 pm

cfitz wrote:By the way, I've also read a number of user comments from people who tried both the Canon 5000F and the Epson 1670 for slide/negative scanning, and they reached the opposite conclusion - favoring the 5000F.

Well they didn't test the 5000F and you can't really judge other models from their brethren (although I bought an Epson 3170 Photo (3200 dpi) about a month ago mainly because of the earlier tests). Also the Epson 1670 has a resolution of 1600x3200, which is more than the other budget scanners but less than 5000F.

UALOneKPlus wrote:Any recommendation on the FASTEST scanner?

The following table shows the scan times in seconds for the "budget" scanners in the c't test from issue 23. The Epson has a resolution of 1600 x 3200, all others are 1200 x 2400 dpi.

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.                           Preview   A4 Photo  OCR gray  OCR B/W
.                                     600 dpi    200 dpi   200 dpi   
.                                     24 Bits
BenQ SZW 5450                  8         59       34        34
Canon Canoscan 3200F           8         41       10         9
Epson Perfection 1670         15        116        9         8
HP Scanjet 3670               10        187       30        21
Microtek Scanmaker 4800        9        170       32        36
Mustek Bearpaw 2448TA Pro     12         88       14        17
Plustek OpticSlim 2400        15        183       14        14
Umax Astra 4700               11         51       22        22


One thing to keep in mind is that the "VG-Wort", the literary equivalent of the RIAA (or GEMA) in Germany gets a levy from copiers and scanners that are faster than 2 pages per minute. So some manufacturers cripple the (German) drivers in order to avoid this fee :evil:. This seems to be the case here with the BenQ and Microtek scanners. Chances are good that these scanners will be faster in North America :o.

All told, the Canon was the fastest scanner (mainly because of the photo scans) and the Epson got best marks for quality. I think you'd be best off looking at other tests from local sources, though.

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:52 pm

bump!
ruderacer, did you get that 5000F in the end?
if so, how do you like it? how good is it?
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Postby ruderacer on Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:57 am

dodec, I never did get it. I had to use the funds for something else. I have been looking and reading some new reviews and plan to get one (they don't make that one any more) around my birthday. I will give you a ring them.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:42 am

do you mean they don't make the Canon CanoScan 5000F anymore ?
did'nt know that! :x

what reviews have you been reading? scanner reviews? any good?
if you can give some URLs i'd appreciate it very much.
i've searched around but didn't find any good reviews.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:45 am

dodecahedron wrote:do you mean they don't make the Canon CanoScan 5000F anymore ?
did'nt know that! :x

right you are! :x
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/contro ... goryid=104
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Postby eliminator on Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:02 am

lide80 rulez ! 8)
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Postby eliminator on Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:23 pm

ditto !
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