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If you want to scan negatives or slides, get a slide scanner. If you want to scan prints, get a print scanner. Don’t try to get one that does both.
If you are trying to convert your film photos to digital, get a slide scanner. Any of the modern Nikon slide scanners will do. Canon’s Canoscan is also a good value.
Scans from negatives and slides produce much higher quality digital files than scans from prints.
well, i’ll have mostly slides and negs to scan, but i was thinking it would be nice to have a flatbed (for doing scanograms, and scanning polaroids and stuff) as well. on the other hand, the SO has a flatbed already…hmmm.