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>From: "Lynn Allen" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Primefilm 1800i
>Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 15:54:58 -0000
>>AFAIK it is produced by Pacific Image who are a brand owned by Microtek,
>>and I believe used for entry-level flatbed scanners which are sold at
>>lower prices than Mtek.
>FWIW, I just bought a Mtek flatbed for $50US (about as "entry level" as you
>can get), to fill in for my HP 6300C while I endlessly attempt to get it
>reliably serviced. It's "competent." Not as good as the higher-priced
>1200-squared HP, but at 1200x600ppi (effectively, 600ppi squared) it does
>adequate job for uncritical photos. It has a density range that even brings
>up things that I didn't want in the first place! ;-)
>If Pacific Image's 1800 matches the performance of Mtek's "lowball"
>I'd suggest it probably has some merit as an entry level filmscanner. But
>don't expect to weasel through without some *major* retouching. If
>Time=Money, it might be better to spend more money up front, because Time
>going to get you on the downside.
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