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Old 12-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #170
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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
I would imagine when determining resolution on a scanner it can't be more than selecting it from a menu. Enlighten me.
I can't speak for Samy's specifically, but a good photo lab will have different types of scanners. To get really high quality, high res scans, they need to be done on a drum scanner rather than the much more common CCD scanners. Drum scanners are huge and cost a fortune so chances are, photo labs (the good ones) only have one or two. That's one reason for an increased price.

On CCD scanners, it can take as long as 10x more time to scan the negatives at a high resolution vs lower resolutions. That extra time could be used to scan other negatives for other people - it's called opportunity cost. That's another reason for an increased price.
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