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RE: filmscanners: Canon 4000 ppi film scanner

Did you know that Polaroid is bankrupt?  I don't know if that will affect
any future warranty or not but the lesson you should take home is buy
product from a bankrupt company at your own risk.

On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Alex Zabrovsky wrote:

> Well, I'm still at this junction struggling between choosing SS4000 or
> FS4000, although for about 90% settled for SS4000.
> Since living outside US I'm in any case no legible for Polaroid's famous 200
> $ rebate so both SS4000 and FS4000 would cost me almost similar until I
> bothered by noticeably lower dynamic range of Canon.
> Regards,
> Alex Z
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:44 AM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Canon 4000 ppi film scanner
> I think the new Canon arrived on the scene at the wrong time, amidst new
> product from Nikon, which always gets more press, and a few early
> reports which for some reason were less than flattering.  The first
> reports I read stated the FARE defect reduction system was a bust.  Yet
> more recently, the reports have indicated it is on par with the newer
> dICE.
> More recent reports have been more positive.  Perhaps there have been
> some software improvements, or the first reports were corrupted for some
> reason.
> The price is very reasonable if you are looking at under $800 US. Of
> course, if you can find one, the SS4000 might be a worthwhile
> consideration, if the price is right.  Here in Canada it is still
> considerably more than in the US.  I don't know how it is priced in
> Australia, but if it comes close to US pricing, it is an absolute steal.
> Art
> markthomasz@ozemail.com.au wrote:
>  > Puzzles me too.  Maybe everyone has been put off by the references to
> initial poor quality control.  But what scanner doesn't suffer from
> this? (OK David, except maybe Polaroid!)
>  >
>  > But much to my surprise, my local (regional Australia) electrical
> appliance retailer, who also sells package PC deals, has just put one
> onto his shelf at A$1499 (A$=~US$.51)..?!?  I thought I was the only
> local who even knew what a filmscanner was :-\..
>  >
>  > He's agreed to set it all up, and tomorrow I'll be taking some
> testing slides and neg's over to see what it can do..
>  >
>  > If anyone's interested I'll report back, but it will only be a
> lightweight test.  Unless of course I end up buying it.. :-)
>  >
>  > mt
>  >


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