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Re: filmscanners: Nikon Super coolscan 4000 Problems



On Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:24:16 -0400  Barbara & Martin Greene 
(martbarb@earthlink.net) wrote:

>  I  checked with Nikon tech support,  and
> the recommendation was to clean it out with canned air.  I did this and 
> the
> result was some reduction in junk, but still lots left over.  They
> recommended I return it for cleaning.  Strange, that there should have 
> been
> so much dirt in it. I bought it from Ritz camera, and, so far as I could
> tell, it was freshly  boxed.  I can still return it to them.

If dirt appears in the same locations, on every scan, then - well, I am 
puzzled. To show up as dirt, it will have to be present at the focal plane 
which the film occupies. There isn't a surface apart from the film itself, 
where this can happen. If internal dirt, say on the CCD surface, it will 
show up as tracks thanks to the scanning movement.

It seems to me that you most likely have dirty film.

Regards 

Tony Sleep
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info 
& comparisons




 




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