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Re: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED
At 12:50 AM 7/12/01 -0700, Art wrote:
>Visible light does not need to be an LED source for dICE to work. Acer
>2740 uses a hybrid situation, with an IR LED, but cold cathode light
>source. Canon FS 4000 has FARE, which is also an infrared defect repair
>system and is not, to my knowledge using an LED visible lighting
>system. Finally, the Minolta Elite doesn't use an LED visible lighting
>source, and it also has dICE. I think the cheapest way to provide good
>IR is an LED array, but it doesn't seem to preclude use of cold cathode
>for the rest of the lighting.
You raise some interesting points here, Art. Clearly
there are hybrid solutions that get around the design
compromise that I cited.
But curiously, our man from Polaroid is in ICE-denial,
saying that his (perceived) clientele doesn't value ICE.
Nor did I, until I had a chance to work with it.
As I recall, David was in similar denial when some
of us informed him (way, way back) that we'd really
like a TWAIN driver for our Polaroid scanners.