Apache-Talk @lexa.ru 

Inet-Admins @info.east.ru 

Filmscanners @halftone.co.uk 

Security-alerts @yandex-team.ru 

nginx-ru @sysoev.ru 

   


   


   















      :: Filmscanners
Filmscanners mailing list archive (filmscanners@halftone.co.uk)

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro Manual URL



The French "Chasseur d'Images" magazine November issue reviews the Scan
Multi Pro. It gets a pretty good result, and is considered qualitatively
equal to or better than the 8000ED. And the software works. And the film
carriers are way, way better.  They do comment on the speed for full res 6x9
scans, but hey....

If there is any demand, I can post a translation of the salient points.

Really, do we _need_ 4000dpi for MF film ?   And on the other hand, would
you pass up 4800dpi for 35mm.

It is also claimed to scan panoramic 35mm (Xpan) straight from the box,
although the review does not clarify if this is treated as 35mm or MF.  From
the tech specification it seems it should be 35mm.

In the same issue they review the Nikon D1H, and the Nikon Capture 2
software (and the Nikon FM3).   In all these reviews, you get a common theme
of a company losing attention to detail, to quality control, and especially
releasing dreadful software.

The _photography_ magazines seem to be coming down on the side of the
Minolta.  Technicians seem to prefer the Nikon.  Everybody is polite about
the Polaroid, but nobody is really recommending it.

I have to say I _would_ buy the Polaroid if I had a local retailer who could
offer support (I've got to junk my Artixscan 4000 because my nearest
competent Microtek dealer isn't even in the same country).  But since I
haven't, Minolta look like getting my money.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Jackson [mailto:Ian_Jackson@blueyonder.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:55 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro Manual URL
> 
> 
> Simon,
> 
> Excellent!  Are you going to use the IEEE1394 or SCSI?   I note that
> IEEE1394 is not available with Windows XP Home only the XP 
> professional
> although I don't know if a separate IEEE1394 /PCI card can be 
> used with
> XP.
> 
> I read the review and after also reading the manual this 
> Minolta is for
> me too.
> 
> Hoiwever I was surprised to read Bernhard's comment about the Nikon
> beating the Minolta "on every count" on the visual results.  
> I wonder if
> he was comparing the review pictures or the real thing?
> 
> Ian
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com>
> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 4:24 PM
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro Manual URL
> 
> 
> > 1830, excluding VAT (2,150 inc VAT).  If it lives up to the spec
> sheet, a
> > bargain me thinks!
> >
> > Simon
> >
> > Ian Jackson wrote:
> >
> > > Care to say how much you paid?
> > >
> > > Ian
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com>
> > > To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:46 PM
> > > Subject: Re: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro Manual URL
> > >
> > >
> > > > I had one on order and it is now is stock.  Hopefully get some
> > > scanning
> > > > going this weekend.
> > > >
> > > > Simon
> > > >
> > > > Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Dear All,
> > > > >
> > > > > Further to my mail about the manual being available.  Here is
> the
> > > URL:
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.minoltaeurope.com/pe/digital_photography.html
> > > > >
> > > > > Now who has bought one?
> > > > >
> > > > > regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ian
> >
> 




 




Copyright © Lexa Software, 1996-2009.