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Re: filmscanners: nikon carrier flatness (and again)
At least it isn't about flushing cached files! :(
At 08:48 PM 2/04/01 -0700, Paul wrote:
>I simply don't feel you should expect to drop any old 35mm slide or a
>strip of film into a glassless carrier and expect 100% sharp corner to
>corner 4000dpi scans...
Why not?! :) As long as 'any old' means a typically bowed cardboard mount
slide, I and many others have been doing exactly that on 2700dpi scanners
for ages (in technology terms), and I gather others are already doing it on
some 4000 dpi scanners like the Polaroid. As in 'right now'. (Perhaps some
4000 owners may wish to comment on how true that is.) So, is it
unreasonable to simply expect 'progress'?
It sounds like Nikon's progress is sideways :), but I'll be happy to wait
and hear other opinions on this scanner. Mikael, any chance of posting
some sample scans (or crops!) showing the problem onto a website? It's a
lot to ask, but if you don't try..
For me, it's a simple choice - if a 4000 dpi scanner can't handle a
'reasonably' curved slide, I'm not interested - it will be too much work.
>Anyway this is getting tiresome to others I'm sure,
>(and the rumour is halfway around the world by now that these scanners
Nobody has said that. I have no love or hatred of Nikon, but this seems a
very valid concern - perhaps not to your workflow, but it is to mine. When
I bite the bullet and upgrade, I want to know this stuff beforehand!
>Get the polaroid or a flat bed scanner if you don't like the idea of Nikon's
I agree that the Polaroid sounds great, but what affordable flatbed scanner
will do my 35mm slides at 4000dpi? (I know that's not what you meant, I'm
Anyway, I'm sure the reviews will begin to surface soon..
Regards, Mark T.