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Re: filmscanners: High End Scanner Prices

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mantripp" <d.mantripp@fantastic.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 12:04 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: High End Scanner Prices

> There is a very positive reviewe in the current issue of Practical
> Photography (UK). However, it is on the short side, and either decided not
> to mention any interploation issues, or doesn't understad them.

> The summary puts it ahead of the 8000ED and the SS120, but it *seems* that
> this is on the basis of price and the claimed 4800dpi.  However, they
> prices for the Nikon and Ploaroid at over GPB3000, whereas the Polaroid
> retails for under 2000....
> Seems like a good candidate, it has ICE3.  Makes decisions even harder :-)

Which Polaroid is under 2000? You mean the Minolta?

In any case I will wait for more user reviews and discussions about the
Monolta, then I will decide, but I think of it as a 3200dpi scanner for MF
and 4800 only for 35mm - 3200 is fine for 6x6 or 6x7, it gives a 50" x 50"
file at 360dpi - that is already huge, dont need 4800 - the files would be
hard to handle.
For 35mm the higher resolution is more interesting, as 35mm is a small neg
size for big prints.
If the Minolta will not have serious downsides I may go for it...

greetings Bernhard


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