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RE: filmscanners: Leafscan 4x5 (also posted on scan hi-end)
A few points to look out for.
1) make sure the firmware is version 4.1
2) If you are on a Windows platform, you will need a GPIB card and cable, as
well as the WinLeaf software. Scitex does charge for this...$300 or so. I
would make sure it comes with a disk for WinLeaf if I were you.
3) Check the exposure time to see how good the bulb is. That is in the
I don't know what you mean by "stretched" and "flat"? If you do get it, and
it's in decent shape, it's probably one of the best B&W scanners
available...it has a single filter specifically for B&W using a ND filter,
where every scanner I know of other than the Leafscan, scans in color, and
converts to B&W, which may not give you near as good a scan, especially if
the red channel is involved.
There is also a Leafscan mailing list, at egroups.yahoo.com.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Peter Lindman
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 2:18 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: filmscanners: Leafscan 4x5 (also posted on scan hi-end)
> I've got a chance to buy a Leafscan 4x5 (in supposedly good condition)
> including 6x7, 4x5 flat and 4x5 streched negative carriers for $2,200.
> This sounds like a pretty good deal to me…any comments? My primary use
> will be to scan 4x5 and 120 B&W negatives for Epson output to
> approx. 11x17.
> Thanks for any comments
> Peter Lindman