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    What flatbed scanner do you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    What flatbed scanner to you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?
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    Re: What flatbed scanner to you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    There is most likely no appreciable advantage to pay additional for a flatbed with film scanning capabilities if you plan to ONLY scan tintypes and don't have other films to scan. A decent quality common flatbed scanner will most likely serve your needs just fine.

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    Re: What flatbed scanner to you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    The Epson V750 does a fine job, and it serves many other use case scenarios as well.

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    Re: What flatbed scanner to you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    The Epson V750 does a fine job, and it serves many other use case scenarios as well.
    Paul, that's great.

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    What flatbed scanner do you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    Epson v800



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    Re: What flatbed scanner do you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    Digicam on copy stand???

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    Re: What flatbed scanner do you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    The main use for the scanner would be to make large prints from 4x5 and 8x10 tintypes. Is the Epson 850 good enough for that? Thanks. Joe.
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    Re: What flatbed scanner do you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    How large is large? I've had a 750 for years and it was OK for 16 x 20's from MF or 4 x 5 so the 800 should be OK as well. It was also OK for scanning prints when the negative had gone missing. I upgraded to an IQsmart 2 and it's better than OK for all of the above but bigger and heavier and more expensive. But the quality of the scans is much better - question is whether the degree of betterness is worth the trouble and expense.

    850 vs 800 is about the same as 750 vs 700 - if you don't wet mount (ie negatives/transparencies) there isn't much advantage to the x50 vs the x00.

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    Re: What flatbed scanner do you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    Literally any Epson scanner will give more than good-enough results for scanning positive wet plate collodion plates. I've been using a rather old 4870 for years and have made pretty big enlargements from 8x10 tintypes.

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