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Re: filmscanners: Medium format in a 35mm scanner?

It can be done with the HP Photosmart scanner by not closing the lid all the
way and feeding the MF film via the partially open lid. However, matching up
the two strips is a lot of work since they may (read "will") feed-in at
different angle.



----- Original Message -----
From: Arthur Entlich <artistic@ampsc.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Medium format in a 35mm scanner?

> Rob Geraghty wrote:
> > Greg wrote:
> >
> >> This is probably (another) dumb question.  I shoot 95% 35mm, but
> >> occasionally shoot 6x7cm.  I am about to buy a 35mm scanner (I have
> >> sending film out for scans for the last year or so - Photo CD for most,
> >> drum for the most important work), but wondered if anyone has been able
> >> to reposition medium-format film into the film or transparency holder
> >> and take four scans from the film (which would then be stitched
> >> in Photoshop).
> >
> >
> > This would be impossible in most dedicated film scanners.  The cheapest
> > option I can think of would be a scanner such as the Epson Photo range
> > can scan larger film formats.
> >
> > Rob
> >
> This is a concept I was developing and attempting to work on with some
> of the larger scanner manufacturers.  It is doable with some changes in
> the design of the carriers, and the scanner design.  Minolta did it with
> their medium format Dimage Multi II to take advantage of higher
> resolutions with the same CCD.
> In general, I believe the scanner manufacturers are not interested
> because it would eat into their overpriced medium format scanners, which
> already are a very niche marketplace.
> Art


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