I need to obtain a high-quality negative scanner in the next few months. I have done some research on the net and come up with a few good transparency only scanners (they can’t scan reflective material like photos, books and documents) such as the Nikon Coolscans and the Polaroid SprintScans. I may end up buying one of these, but I’m interested in the idea of buying a flatbed scanner that will scan my negatives as well. I’ve seen scanners that do this, but it doesn’t seem that their resolution is as good as the neg-strip scanners.
Are there any photography dopers who could make a recommendation to me?
I’ve also been looking around for a good photography message board where I could talk/ask about these and other photography issues.
Thanks for any help you can provide.