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photo by mike

Posts: 67

Greensboro, North Carolina, US

HI guys I was wondering if  any of you use vuescan what are your thought on it. Do use a different film holder.What would work better for a novice. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks

Nov 13 12 02:46 pm Link

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photo by mike

Posts: 67

Greensboro, North Carolina, US

Some kind of help please

Nov 13 12 05:33 pm Link

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Tony-S

Posts: 1442

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

Silverfast is much better. I haven't used Vuescan since getting my V700.

Nov 13 12 06:40 pm Link

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Maxximages

Posts: 2045

Los Angeles, California, US

I have the Epson V750 and use Silverfast and am quite happy with it. I do not recommend the 35mm holders that come with the scanner. For 35mm i use a dedicated 35mm scanner. For 120 the Epson works fine with the stock holders as long as your film is flat.

Nov 13 12 07:34 pm Link

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Mike Fiction

Posts: 495

Columbus, Ohio, US

I second using silverfast - silverfast AI with multiscan is the bomb

Nov 13 12 09:44 pm Link

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ybfoto

Posts: 665

Oakland, California, US

I use vuescan with the Nikon 9000 . If you are going to post edit your scan with PS or LR then vuescan is all you need or should use. Ideally you should just be scanning for  a digital negative to be tweaked later.

Nov 13 12 10:00 pm Link

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Roy Hubbard

Posts: 2888

New York, New York, US

I started out using Vuescan with my v700. It has somewhat of a learning curve, but it works quite well once you've established a suitable workflow.

These days, I just use the bundled Epson Scan software. It works surprisingly well, and I wish I'd given it more of a chance when I first started scanning. Would have saved a lot of time.

Nov 13 12 10:52 pm Link

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Ronald N. Tan

Posts: 2746

Los Angeles, California, US

I have been using VueScan for long time and I have nothing but good things. With VueScan, when you purchase a license and bought new scanning devices, you can use VUESCAN with the new device.

Unless SilverFast changed things around since I last read about the product, you buy a licence for the specific product.

For example, I have the not defunct KonicaMinolta DiMAGEScan Elite 5400II. With SilverFast, I could only use the the product with my scanner. What if I decided to buy (for example) the Nikon CoolScan? I'd have to buy another version of SilverFast.

Nov 14 12 09:16 am Link