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[OM] Re: medium format film scanners

Subject: [OM] Re: medium format film scanners
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 10:45:41 -0400
Looks pretty good.  And you're obviously not under the knife today.

Chuck Norcutt

John Hermanson wrote:
> I've been using the Epson 4990 flatbead for mf negatives and been very
> happy with it.  Here's a scan from a 120 neg shot by my father in Mexico
> (?) after WWII. Scanned at 2400 dpi.
> 
> http://www.zuiko.com/album/B%20&%20W/slides/old-church.html
> 
> and all the B&W steam locomotive negs were also scanned with the epson
> 
> http://www.zuiko.com/album/B%20&%20W%20Steam/index.html
> 
> ___________________________________
> John Hermanson
> Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
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> 
> Clay Nichols wrote:
>> John
>>
>> I have tried almost every Coolscan scanner (and many other dedicated
>> film scanners) and I been disappointed by the results. I have gone
>> completely to a flat bed scanner. The scans are great and they are
>> mechanically less prone to jams and other similar problems. Right now
>> I am using an EPSON V750 Pro. Great scans but almost everything looks
>> better after a quick buff up with Photoshop or similar program and
>> the V750 is no exception.
>>
>> As far as computing power, you are going to generate large files that
>> need to be processed. That means as much processor speed, RAM and
>> disk space as you can afford. Hope this helps. Clay Nichols Columbia,
>> SC
>>
>>>>> <om4t@xxxxxxxxxxx> 3/31/2008 12:53 PM >>>
>>
>> If anyone has experience with using a high end medium format film
>> scanner I will appreciate whatever comments they might have to offer
>> including info on the minimum computing power required to do justice
>> to the scanner.
>>
>> In particular, someone has suggested that the Nikon Super Coolscan
>> 9000 ED is worth considering.
>>
>> I know that this subject has been aired before and so to save list
>> space taking up old news any off-list responses will be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> John Hudson
>>
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