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Scanner for negatives from the 1920-1940s

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I have over 100 negatives from the 1920-1940s.  I think these are called "medium" format.  What scanner do you recommend I use for these.  Someone suggested an Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Flatbed Scanner.  Will this work?
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magnusthorne,

The Epson Perfection series is an excellent series of scanners. I use mine for scanning transparent media all the time, it's fine for anything up to, but not including, full-size advertising work. You might want to check the size of your negatives, the 4490 will scan up to 2-1/4" material. If your negatives are larger, then let me know and I can make a different recommendation.

Cheers,
LHerrou
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I just looked at my negatives.  Some are 2.5 by 3.5 inches.  What do you recommend for larger negatives?

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The Epson Perfection V700, around $500 at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EZY19W), has the capability of scanning up to 8" X 10". It's the best of its class. There's really not a lot of other options I could recommend that can scan larger-size transparency material at comparable cost.

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I purchased a Epson EPP4490 Perfection 4490 Photo Flatbed Scanner.  I will try to scan negatives this weekend.
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Sounds good. Be careful handling them - your local photo shop can probably steer you to some gloves to avoid leaving oil from your fingers on the negatives, as well as a puffer-type blower to clean off as much dust, etc as possible (it's far easier and faster to clean as much as you can off the negatives before you scan).
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