Which Scanner? Epson vs. Canon...

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by magic_man, May 6, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    which Scanner should i buy?

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

    Thanks a lot.

  2. Magic Man...

    Epson 4990...

  3. ok, and why?
  4. Canon 9950F, its at least of same quality, cheaper and FARE is much quicker than ICE
  5. >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.
  6. For reviews look here:


    and here:


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

  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. please,
    has anyone anyhing to say?
    i would by very happy if you.

    i really like th get the best scanner for my money.
    please help me, to choose the right one.

    should i buy the epson 4990 or the canon 9950f?

    what do you think about thar review? the epson should get a better rating, but i think the scanresults of the canon looks nicer, or?

    please, write what you think.

    thanks a lot

    cheers mario

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