Film scanners are scanners which are specialized in digitizing film material (positive or negative). While a flat bed scanner illuminates the applied image from below with a light source (reflective originals) a film scanner illuminates an image like a slide projector.
Film scanners have very high scan resolutions because a large image should be generated out of a tiny positive or negative. Most film scanners offered here are designed for 35mm and APS films. However, there are also devices for medium format films and large format films.
We only offer high-quality film scanners for people who emphasise high image quality. Absolute low-cost scanners mostly have strong shortcomings with image quality wherefore we do not offer them. After all we want you to achieve satisfying output with your new film scanner.
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The company Braun Photo Technik is situated in Eutingen/Germany and established a good reputation during the last 50 years in the field of slide projectors. Since 2003 Braun also offers their own film scanners.
Canon phased out their only film scanner and only offers flat bed scanners with integrated transparency unit now.
Epson operates in the field of flat bed scanners since many years and offers high quality flat bed scanners in all price categories.
Hasselblad stands for high end photography products. The Flextight scanners are professional film scanners based on the virtual drum technology. Hasselblad film scanners are suited for professional, top-quality digitising of medium and large formats.
Nikon only offers high-end film scanners. The lowest priced model is even more expensive than the top-of-the-line models of many other manufacturers. All Nikon film scanners can be highly recommended, because they all produce an extremely high image quality.
The company Plustek from Norderstedt offers film scanners in the lower to middle price range.
The German company Reflecta located in the city of Rottenburg covers a wide field of application with their film scanners. No other manufacturer offers such a wide product range as Reflecta. All high-class film scanners by Reflecta have in common that they show their excellence only in combination with the scan software Silverfast; that's why we offer these devices in a cheap bundle with Silverfast.