Re: [OM] OT: scanning was: What's up now with MF?

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: scanning was: What's up now with MF?
From: Jim Brokaw <jbrokaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 00:21:44 -0800
on 2/14/02 1:04 PM, Bill Owens at wowens1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>>> A month or so ago, the Epson Store on the Epson website was selling
>> refurbished
>>> Perfection 1200 scanners with a 4x5 transparency adapter for $99.00 US.
>> What _is_ a transparancy adapter, anyway? The scanner I got is used and
>> pretty old -- it claims 1200dpi, though it's difficult to tell for sure if
>> it does, because I don't have any originals that I know have that much
>> detail.. I don't think I'll be able to find one for the scanner I've got
>> (old Agfa Snapscan), but is it something I could make up out of stuff?
> A transparency adapter is basically a lamp that mounts in place of the
> regular scanner lid to project light through the media onto the CCD.  I just
> checked and they're still selling it, see:
> http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/ProductQuickSpec.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@016
> 9496747.1013720010@@@@&BV_EngineID=fadcdfikefkfbfdmcfjgckidnf.0&oid=8918540
> Sorry about the long URL, but thats it.
> Bill

So does the normal scanner light turn off, or is it just ignored? I'm
thinking I could rig something up with a light box... for negatives too big
for the SprintScan. On a related tangent, does anyone have the APS adapter
for the Polaroid SprintScan, and does it work?

Jim Brokaw
OM-1's, -2's, -4's, (no -3's yet) and no OM-oney... 

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