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Re: filmscanners: Test Imacon, Nikon.Polaroid

Quickpoint mounts available from Reel 3-D really work for the 35mm
curved slide problem.  Glassless, very flat, and nearly full frame.
The mounts have strips of sticky adhesive top and bottom, you mount
the slide with a slight bend in the mount, then it pulls flat.  Highly



----- Original Message -----
From: Raphael Bustin <rafeb@channel1.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Test Imacon, Nikon.Polaroid

> On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Mikael Risedal wrote:
> > So what can we expect from Nikon LS 8000. Im thrilled to hear from
Rafe and
> > Lawrence what they have discovered about
> > sharpness, curved film problem on a 6 x 7 cm slide or negative
> There's no question in my mind that depth of field
> (or is it depth-of-focus) is quite limited on the
> Nikon 8000.  It's a sad fact.  Next to the banding,
> it is the #1 most serious problem on this scanner,
> (Banding is mostly "in remission."  Sshhhh.  Let
> sleeping dogs lie.)
> "Curvature" is more a characteristic of 35 mm than
> it is 120 film, and probably worst with slides
> (vs. strips of negatives.)  120 film tends to be
> limp but at least it does not offer resistance
> against the film holder.
> I've seen no D.O.F. issues at all with 35 mm
> negatives.  Which is lucky, because I shoot
> mostly negative film.
> I've seen moderate to severe D.O.F. issues on
> certain slides, and in certain positions within
> the 35 mm slide holder.  Slides are a mystery.
> Some are tack-sharp, some are completely mis-
> focused.  Needs more investigation, but for me,
> not a critical issue, yet.
> I've seen moderate D.O.F. issues with 120 film.
> Usually, with some fiddling, I can get the whole
> strip (or most of it) to lay very flat in the
> holder.  Sometimes I give up -- settle for
> one or two negatives "flat" and reposition
> later for the next set of negatives on the same
> strip.
> It may be that I haven't fully mastered the 120
> film holder, or that I'll need to try the glass
> holders if/when they're available.  Definitely
> room for improvement here.  It's a whole new
> ball game compared to the old SprintScan Plus.
> rafe b.


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