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Re: filmscanners: Dust removal software?



Austin

I am new to this list and have never heard of a Leafscan 45.  Would you tell
me more about it.  Where is it sold and what does it cost?  What is the dpi
and its other features?  Can I find a review of it?

Martin



> From: "Austin Franklin" <darkroom@ix.netcom.com>
> Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 18:42:50 -0400
> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Dust removal software?
> 
> When I got my SS4k, I wanted a cover for it...you know, one of those plastic
> covers that you would expect a precision optical device would, if not come
> with, would be available from the manufacturer...so when not in use, it
> wouldn't allow any dust to get inside it...  Well, much to my surprise, they
> didn't offer one!  I was astounded...
> 
> I have a Leafscan 45 (as he said pounding his chest wildly...  it's an
> inside joke ;-).  It has filtered air that pressurizes the film chamber,
> therefore taking any dust that gets in there, out.  I must admit, I get
> virtually no dust when scanning, after proper cleaning that is.
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Barbara & Martin
>> Greene
>> Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 5:53 PM
>> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Dust removal software?
>> 
>> 
>> Austin
>> 
>> I agree as I am certain that a significant part of my dust problem,
>> certainly not all, is within the scanner.  The problem was even worse at
>> first, until, on the recommendation of Nikon tech support, I blew it out
>> with a pressure can.  I intend to do tests to try and determine
>> if there are
>> spots that remain the same on several slides.  I'd appreciate if
>> you'd tell
>> me what scanner has a "positive pressure film chamber."  Also,
>> how does the
>> chamber help?
>> 
>> Martin
>> 
>>> From: "Austin Franklin" <darkroom@ix.netcom.com>
>>> Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>>> Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 15:37:00 -0400
>>> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>>> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Dust removal software?
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> To avoid
>>>> dust, just take care of your transparencies!
>>> 
>>> It is not necessarily that simple, though your suggestion is first and
>>> foremost.  The SS4k and other scanners like it, can have a dust
>> problem, no
>>> matter how clean your film is going into the scanner.  These
>> scanners can
>>> have dust internally...that no matter what you do, save a clean
>> room, will
>>> get *some* dust on your perfectly clean film.
>>> 
>>> Scans from my SS4k almost always had one or more dust spots, no
>> matter what
>>> I did...and once I switched to a scanner that has a positive
>> pressure film
>>> chamber the dust problem went away.
>>> 
>> 
> 




 




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