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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
"info" screen...

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: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Peter Lindman
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 2:18 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> 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 meany 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




 




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