Help with identifying a photo scanner for larger format film, please!

Now that I’m beginning to move towards larger film formats I need to invest in a scanner that can cope with these films.  The Canon 4400F that I have is a pretty good all-round flatbed scanner (that I occasionally used for 35mm film), but now I need something that can deal with much larger film sizes.

My film requirements at this stage are smaller medium format (specifically 6×6 and 6×4.5cm – for a Rolleiflex and a Mamiya 645), but having seen what happens to people who start down the route of larger format cameras, I want to be prepared for perhaps larger formats in the future!  Over time, films may get bigger…

I would love to get a Nikon 9000, but can’t possibly afford that.

As far as I can tell there are two flatbed scanners on Amazon of the quality that I’m after, and that are just about in my price range (well, if I don’t tell other people in my household…): the Epson V700 and V750.  The 750 can use a glass holder for mounting film, which is obviously good for ensuring the film is completely flat and in focus from edge to edge.

Do you have any thoughts on this?  If you have used either of these, or have experience of another comparable scanner, I’d love to hear from you, either in the comments below, or on Twitter:

Thank you!

[NB This posting was imported from another blog I once used, and the comments do not therefore follow the exact pattern of normal posts.]

2 thoughts on “Help with identifying a photo scanner for larger format film, please!

  1. Clay

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We’re still very beginner to choose a good quality photo scanner. I also wrestle the world of photography since the last year. Scanner I need to edit photos that I got from my friends and they asked me to edit their photos.

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