A Good Way to Scan Negatives


I rarely post non-historic items from EBay, but this one is worth mentioning. It’s a CanoScan 9950F, which handles negatives – and does a good job. These scanners have (of course) been discontinued by Canon, and don’t show up terribly often on EBay, so you might want to think about this one if you have lots of negatives or transparencies to scan. The alternatives made by Epson and Nikon are far more expensive. I got one used on EBay about a year ago and I’m very happy with it.

I should also add that the optical character recognition software that comes with the scanner works well. I use it frequently in preparing posts for the Daily Mirror.

As with anything on EBay, an item and vendor should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid. This one starts at $9.99.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to A Good Way to Scan Negatives

  1. Larry-

    If any of your fans goes for it and gets stuck on the installation / drivers, contact me through my website and I’ll walk you through on what you need to do to get it up and running, at no charge.

    Here’s the shameless plug-



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