>>3294594>compared to my labs SP3000
That's a wholly different category though.
You can't expect that quality even from dedicated filmscanners (plusteks, etc.). Frontiers and Noritsus are $15-20k scanners attached to $100k minilabs/printers. They scan at ~24MP resolution, and achieve virtually all of it.
The good thing is, a dedicated film scanner can get you 80-85% there fir a fraction of the cost. The only catch is increased scanning time.>My dilema is that I dont shoot enough film nor is it my profession so spending $1000 on a Coolscan isnt practical, however I do have dozens of negatives both of my own and family, and grandparents from the 60s etc.
Yeah fair enough.
What do you mean the PlusTek had a bad review?
It was tested at 3800dpi real resolution. That's 6 times the resolution of a V600 in terms of megapixels (twice the dpi means 4 times the resolution).
It's slow as the V600, but much higher resolution.
For the price I doubt there's anything better.
If you want something better in terms of resolution and speed, without spending Coolscan money, there's the Reflecta ProScan 10T, which actually is even higher in resolution than a Coolscan (5000dpi theoretical, 4100dpi real).
Or the Reflecta RPS10M, which is 4300dpi real and most importantly, you can feed it a full uncut roll and it'll batch scan it.
Both of those though are closer to $550-600 for the 10T and $800-850 for the RPS 10M