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[filmscanners] RE: Polaroid - scanner line ends and SS120 glasscarrier availabile soon


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  • Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Polaroid - scanner line ends and SS120 glasscarrier availabile soon
  • From: "Lloyd O'Daniel" <lodaniel@bham.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 01:17:53 -0500
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Art,

I'm planning on asking some pointed questions too. I have contacted
Polaroid about renewing my extended waranty on my SS4000. They are quite
happy to do that, and I was told they would be selling scanners "for the
rest of the year". So far, phone tag has delayed my decision. If I reup,
that gets me to late May 2003 and I want to be assured that the scanners
will be supported that long by Polaroid, not Microtek. My experience
with Microtek support years ago would cause me to swap scanners before
dealing with them. I hate to see the SS120 go. I believe it is superior
to the Nikon and, based on my impression of their previous models, the
Minolta. I had hoped to buy one someday, but soon isn't in the cards.

The CDW ad says the SS120 Plus is discontinued. I'm hoping that just
means an end to the Silverfast/Binuscan bundle and not the hardware. I
doesn't make since to introduce a glass carrier for a product after it
is out of production...does it?

Lloyd


-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 8:43 PM
To: lodaniel@bham.rr.com
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Polaroid - scanner line ends and SS120
glasscarrier availabile soon


Hi Simon,

I am going to try to get some more details about this situation.

Have you been told that this is try of all products in the Sprintscan
line, or just the SS120?  Also, are you sure this isn't just a situation
for non-North American distribution.

Lastly, it is certainly possible the name will be changed after a sell
off of the division.

I'll see what I can dig up about this.

Art

Simon Lamb wrote:

> Two pieces of information gained from a chap at Polaroid digital.
>
> 1.  As someone suggested a few days ago, once all remaining stock of 
> the Sprintscan range are sold there will be no more and production has

> ceased. Firmware upgrades will continue to be made available when 
> required.
>
> 2.  The glass carrier (a full length carrier the same size as the 
> existing 120 carrier) will be available to order from the end of next 
> week (in the UK at least, maybe now or sooner in the US) at a retail 
> price of 85 + VAT (cheap compared to the 300 Nikon carrier).  It 
> will require a firmware upgrade which will be available on the 
> Polaroid web-site.
>
> I wonder and hope that someone might pick up the scanner line.  I 
> think Polaroid, very much in the same vein as Apple, have taken the 
> basic Microtek technology and made a scanner that looks as good as it 
> scans.  You can have form and function, and it is sad that Polaroid 
> will not be proving that in the future.
>
> Simon
>


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