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Re: filmscanners: Nikon Coolscan 4000ED Review

Maybe its because Im from Sweden . I don't understand Mr. Corbets
It cant  be so hard to build a scanner with  depth of field who can take 
care of a curved film or a better film holder.

Mikael Risedal

>From: "Dicky" <corbettr@dircon.co.uk>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Nikon Coolscan 4000ED Review
>Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 18:26:01 +0100
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tony Sleep" <TonySleep@halftone.co.uk>
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 8:46 AM
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Nikon Coolscan 4000ED Review
> > On Thu, 29 Mar 2001 17:33:24   Mikael Risedal (risedal@hotmail.com) 
> >
> > > There is a problem with the film holders and flatness of the film. No
> > > are exactly flat,  and ED 4000 overall  sharpness are not good  
> > > curved film..
> >
> > The only scanners I have ever seen this problem on have been Nikons,
> > film is grossly curved. Even fixed focus scanners seem to cope. I think
> > the relatively low brightness of Nikon's LED lightsource compels them to
>use a
> > much wider aperture than scanners using flourescents.
>You may say that, and indeed you "have" said that BUT, if a film is curved
>at the focal plane and the device involved in not constructed in such a way
>as to allow for that, then the least you can expect is image distortion.
>Come, come Mr Sleep, or should I call you Wayne, you will need to dance to
>another tune on that little issue.
>Richard Corbett - ballet lover.

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