A long time ago, in a very far away land, I started a survey about what scanner is the most present in your Lomographers' home. Here are the results - take a look and it might help you out what scanner is the best for your needs.
So here we go, it’s gonna be full of a fun amount of numbers and information about some Lomographers. 26 to be exact! Thanks to all of them who participated ! I will put the links to the homes of the ones that left their names on the survey!
Now you know one thing! Not a lot of users answered the survey. But hey, it’s enough and the first thing that was noticed is that all the users who responded are using flatbed scanners, not dedicated ones.
The less important tidbit is that most people are on an Apple computer.
A second piece of information that maybe more important is that almost all the people from the survey are scanning medium format and 35mm films! This was great information for me because I only had a Diana F+ when I started and not all scanners are medium format friendly.
Then, we came to the most important part of this survey, the brand! … And the winner is – EPSON. I did not know anything about this brand but after learning it was first choice among many, I did know it was sure to be my next scanner purchase. The second place choice was Microtek, for your information.
But behind the brand is the model and I’ll give you the top 3 scanner models used by Lomographers:
- Canon 8800F (almost every Canon user is using this one)
- Epson V500
- Epson 4490 (I think it’s the old model before V700… Not sure)
I should also mention there was one community member that left a note about the scanner they had bought: “Do not buy this scanner! It doesn’t really cooperate with me…” It was about the HP Scanjet 5590P.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, this information will change your life… I bought the EPSON V500! It was the best for me in terms of quality and price, and now I’m proud to announce you can find us living together in sweet harmony! These are some examples of scans I get with. I used NoiseNinja after it because I don’t like to let the machine decide for me!
If you got any questions, I’m open! I may not be an expert but I’m a rookie with the V500!
Now on to the thank you part! I’m sure you’re gonna search and watch all their homes because they are really great and they helped us a lot! In order of appearance: