Yesterday I drove to best buy locked on the idea of buying a V700. It seems that best buy is the one with best prices on this scanner right now (check online).
They didn't have it. Well, the item is not available for store pick up.
I've been reading a lot about scanners here lately, and the purpose for this scanner would be to do simple scans to post the images on the web. I was hearing voices in my head saying that $500 would be to expensive for web photos. I also realized that for that eventual piece of art, a V700 would be bellow expectations.
So here's what I tried:
I just placed the chrome on top of the light box and took a picture using my dSLR and a decent 50mm prime lens. The definition I believe is good enough for the web. The colors are not good, and at the left it is shifting to yellow because my lightbox (an x-ray viewing box) seems to have a yellowish ligh on that side.
I think that when I fix the lightbox and spend a bit more time on photoshop equating the colors to the original, it will be even better.
Now I have $500 to spend elsewhere (somebody said lenses?)
Anybody else here done the same?