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Re: filmscanners: Thoughts on 6x17 in NIkon 8000ED

>I guess my question is, can this _mechanically_ be done with this
>scanner?  I realize the spec is 6x9, but is there anything standing in
>the way of physically scanning one half at a time?

I know you're asking about the Nikon scanner, with which I have absolutely
no experience, but FWIW, this should be possible with a Minolta Scan Multi
and a modified film carrier.  And with just 1128ppi, you won't need as much
RAM as you will at 4000ppi...  ;^)

I'm working on adapting mine to eliminate the glass and use a magnetic mask
that holds the film to a steel carrier ... based on my experience with this
setup in my old scanner, it's much easier to align the film properly and
I've got to think it will improve image resolution as well, even if only

Jeff Goggin
Scottsdale, AZ


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