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RE: filmscanners:minolta and med format

>My initial question was in regard to "adivse" on film scanner 
>capable of handling medium format...That question got no reply so I 
>began trying to sort out the sales mumbo jumbo and specs and 
>$$$$...which led to the realization that some Minolta scanners do 
>not actually scan an entire 120/220 area in one pass,,,that I must 
>"stitch" the image together in Photoshop...At least that is what I 
>think you are telling me( the Minolta info DOES NOT SAY THIS as 
>such...they state interpolation  in regards to their max DPI ....It 
>does seem pretty underhanded that a Mfg would not specify this 
>clearly...never the less..I do not want to get invilved with this 
>"Stitching" process...and now I wonder if any other Mfg's imploy 
>similiar techniques...Totally confused.


>It's the Scan Multi Pro that does medium format.
>Are you talking about scanning an image that's bigger than what the scanner
>can handle (say 6x17) and then stitching in Photoshop?  Or, are you talking
>about the way the scanner gets to 4800 dpi for medium format?
>Scanning a 6x17 would pretty much be the same as either the Polaroid or
>Nikon except that you'd have to reposition the film in the holder.  For 4800
>dpi for mf, supposedly the Minolta doesn't actually interpolate but scans
>pieces and then stitches.  I don't know the particulars of this but it does
>seem to actually get more usable detail from MF transparencies at 4800 vs.
>Paul Wilson
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Andy D'Angelo [mailto:dangelophoto@talon.net]
>>  Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 7:50 AM
>>  To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>>  Subject: Re: filmscanners:minolta and med format
>>  Greetings,
>>    does anyone have any experience or advise re. using the Minolta
>>  medium format scanner(dimage Scan II) and their stiching software.
>>  ??I understand these med format scanners scan 35mm portions of the
>>  120 and "stitch" the scans together,Does/will this work as well as
>  > scanning the entire image?
>  > Andy
>  > --
>  >



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