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Re: filmscanners: nikon carrier flatness (again)

After being on the Flextight users list for a time I saw many dealing
with problems getting sharp scans edge to edge.  Seems even the
"flexed" film goes in and out of focal plane.  It's too expensive


----- Original Message -----
From: PAUL GRAHAM <peegee@btinternet.com>
To: Filmscanners@Halftone. Co. Uk <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 11:48 PM
Subject: filmscanners: nikon carrier flatness (again)

> Dear Mikael:
> Before you cite the Flextight, as an example of glassless perfect
scans, I
> suggest you check out Seybold Reports "Pixel Perfect 2" where they
> every high end scanner on the market, and the Imacon Flextight comes
> *bottom* with the least sharp scans of the entire group...
> (Seybold are the premier Publishing/Scanning/Printing assessors in
> world)
> Oh, and the scans were made by Imacon themselves in their offices..
> They were simply not sharp!
> (For what its worth, Scitex Eversmart Supreme was top, with
Heidelberg Tango
> drum scanners...) that is: glass mounted flatbed/ glass mounted
drum... both
> made beautiful scans with razor sharp detail.
> I print images daily and use glass carriers. what is the problem?
> If you send your slides to a scanning bureaux they will glass mount
them on
> their drum, and do hundreds every day... again - what is the
> Like I said before:
> >I'm not critical of your findings - they are probably true, I just
> >feel it is a total failure on the scanners part, when they give you
> >choice
> >of carriers:
> 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
> 4000dpi scans...
> Anyway this is getting tiresome to others I'm sure,
> (and the rumour is halfway around the world by now that these
scanners don't
> work!)
> Get the polaroid or a flat bed scanner if you don't like the idea of
> choice of carriers. It's your choice and your money. Good luck.
> bests,
> Paul
> (snip)
> "...
> Please take a look at: http://www.imacon.dk    and  the scanner
> Photo or Polaroid.
> This film scanners have not the Nikons problem with film holders and
> film and un sharp pictures. "
> Mikael Risedal"


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