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Thread: will HP G4050 scan 8x10 negs?

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Romania, EU

    Re: will HP G4050 scan 8x10 negs?

    It is the same scanner:

    HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner
    Part Number: L1957A

    The HP drivers are listed for all Win including 8.1. I don't have 8.1 but my bet is that will work with Vuescan X64.

    The native scan software gave the numerous negative reviews to this scanner. I didn't even downloaded it.

    I think this scanner is highly underrated. It is the only one in production beside the expensive Epson 800/850 that can do 8x10 (or 5x7).

    It is a toy but for me, I shoot just for fun, is perfect. The highly negative opinions kept me from buying for a long time.

  2. #12

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    Aug 2013

    Re: will HP G4050 scan 8x10 negs?

    I bought one a couple of weeks ago. The negative opinions slowed me down, too, but it's turned out fine. I use it for large film, and 1200ppi is more than sufficient for what I do, which is mostly 5x7 and 8x10 B&W for prints up to 13x19, so I haven't tried it above that or for small film. With Vuescan it's been acceptably speedy, too. For the $108 it cost me (new, opened box, third-party on Amazon) I can't imagine how things could have gone better.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format:
    Mostly 35mm:
    You want digital, color, etc?:

  3. #13

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    Mar 2011

    Re: will HP G4050 scan 8x10 negs?

    i have 2. Yes it will. Its a bit worse than venerated V700/750 Epson as far as range goes, but its a very good entry level scanner (and 5 times or more cheaper too)

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