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



Art

This was Polaroid UK who I spoke to and they had been advised by Polaroid
Corp not to expect any more Sprintscan scanners after the current production
had been sold.  I was referring to the SS120 although they said 'Sprintscan'
and not 'SS120' when they talked about discontinuation.  They did say the
scanner line would continue to be supported, for hardware repairs and
firmware upgrades, but they did not say if Polaroid would be making repairs
or Microtek or another third party.

I believe that they were trying to be open with me as they know it is a big
investment and that a buyer wants to be assured of some longevity in their
purchase.

As for bringing out a glass carrier, I suspect it has been around for a
while albeit only just released, and I wouldn't base my expectation of the
future of the scanners line on the availability of a new holder.  Then
again, I wish I could as the SS120 is superb and deserves to continue.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca>
To: <simon@sclamb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 2:43 AM
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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