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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|12-08-2012 08:03 AM|
I'm guessing that the device locks you into a specific amount of JPEG "quality" (compression) which you cannot adjust. Hoping that they kept the compression level to a minimum to preserve image quality...
|12-08-2012 07:21 AM|
Agree with he Costo return policy. Its safe to try and return if you don't like.
|12-08-2012 07:18 AM|
|Lhasadad||I just got my Costo sold unit yesterday and so far am very pleased with the results of the scans and the value for the price. very simple to scan the items and do basic exposure and color balance in the unit. a slide creates about a 2.5 Meg JPEG. once I had scanned the pictures in I connected via usb to a windows 7 PC and was able to easily copy the files off. Zooming in on the results seems to indicate a very true transfer of the original image. Would I recommend at this price, Hell Yes.|
|12-01-2012 09:12 AM|
You do get what you pay for with transparency scanners. Pro units are heavily optimized to produce the maximum detail, color fidelity, and dynamic range the original image has to offer, as well as automatically remove dust/scratches during the scan. While some of that functionality can be "added" to a PC-based scanner with software like Silverfast, and you can always spend time post-processing the image in Photoshop, the higher quality your initial capture is, the better, and that's where the extra cost pays off.
My chief concern with the Wolverine unit is that you have no way to fine-tune focus or exposure up-front. It would probably be fine if you're just trying to digitize old family birthday party shots, which I think is the demographic this product is aimed at. It would be nice if there were some reviews of this specific unit at the usual photo gear websites, but I couldn't dredge any up online.
Tempted to get one just to see what it's capable of. If it sucks, Costco's low-fuss return policy has me covered.
|12-01-2012 08:38 AM|
|12-01-2012 08:33 AM|
Wolverine 20 Megapixel Film-to-Digital Image Converter for Slides and Negatives $69.99 at Costco, FS for members
|11-30-2012 05:48 PM|
|11-30-2012 03:25 PM|
What makes something like this so cheap compared to something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-9238-...B0001DYTOY
My dad has the latter, but is it actually that much better?
|11-30-2012 02:24 PM|
Thank you. Decided to buy this item. I read the reviews on another model they make and they were very good.
It seems like it is very easy to use, but will take quite awhile if you have thousands of slides or negatives.
|11-30-2012 01:34 PM|
|baxter23||not sure if price is slick or not but this is the coolest thing, didnt know this exists! i wonder if the quality of the digital images are actually that good, TU|
|11-30-2012 01:28 PM|
20MP film scanner $70 @Costco
20MP film scanner $70 @Costco