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RE: filmscanners: Link to Nikon 8000 banding example...

For Vuescan, Nikon Scan and Photoshop you'll find a PC does at least as good
a job for rather less money than a Mac.

If you can find a geek type around who'll do the work for you, you can
configure a replacement motherboard, CPU, 1GB of RAM and bits to make it
work for $5-600 (maybe less, I'm in the UK and guessing here) - for that
you'll get a 1.2GHz Athlon that will blow away any Mac you can buy.  The
rest of your PC stays the same.  Of course you'll prolly want to buy a new
hard disk, what with all those huge scans flying around and a high end SCSI
disk + controller will unfortunately cost another $300+

You seriously need a geek you can trust to help you with this kind of thing
and you have to buy high quality components to make it work reliably.

The alternative is to buy an off-the-shelf PC of this spec from a system

Don't buy a Pentium 4 as it's a waste of money.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Lawrence Smith
> Sent: 19 July 2001 14:08
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Link to Nikon 8000 banding example...
> Because my machine, an old pentium II 450 tops out at 384!  I need a whole
> new box but I simply don't have enough cash for a $3K scanner and
> a $5K mac
> and the new lumedynes and qflash and Dynalites and $2k 140mm
> Zeiss lens for
> my 645 that I need.  At this point I have to prioritize.  Things that go
> into actually getting images on film have to come first.  Without the
> images, the best scanner and computer in the world are useless!
> Why have I
> not won the lotto yet?  ;-)
> Lawrence
> > First - RAM is dirt cheap these days - I just ordered 2 - 512 MB
> > RAMs for my
> > new G4 from Coast to- Coast ( http://www.coastmemory.com ) for
> > $65 each.  At
> > this price why not have at least 1GB of RAM?
> >.


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