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Old Feb 13, 2004, 08:07 AM
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Default scanner - epson or canon

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thinking of getting either epson 1670 or canon lide50

Any one recommend one or the other ?

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Old Feb 13, 2004, 10:47 AM
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Very fond of the scan quality my Canon F50 provides and would highly recommend that to anyone looking for a good multi-function device ... but as I'm sure you know, brand vs. brand doesn't tell you much.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:35 PM
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It's very hard to go by specifications when it comes to scanners etc.

You really need to read a few reviews as both seem to have fairly good specifications.

Have a look at this [url=***********.imaging-resource.com/SCAN1.HTM][b]THIS[/b] site, although I can't vouch for how good or bad it is.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 02:56 PM
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I've just swapped a Canon 630u (forerunner to the LIDE range) for an Epson Perfection 2400. I can honestley say I was very pleased with both of them. The LID scanning with the Canon produces excellent scans and is contained in a really small case which looks brilliant, but the scans were really slow (and you can't scan negatives or slides). I looked at the LIDE 50 when I changed but needed to scan photos so ended up buying the Epson which is absolutely brilliant. The scans are superb whether it's documents, photographs or slides - colours are excellent (as were the Canon I may add).

I don't think you'll go wrong with either, but if you need to scan negatives consider the Epson 2400 (not sure if the 1670 does photos) but I believe the 1670 is pretty quick.

Check out www.comet.co.uk Epson 2400 116

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