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RE: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Gizmo to make flatbed scan large format film?



If your flatbed does not have a tranny hood try the SlideScan
www.slidescan.co.uk which fits most flatbeds (about 4 in 5).

It uses mirrors and a clever adjustable screw which changes the angle of the
light hitting the mirrors from your flatbed.

Image quality is strictly dependant on your flatbed. It could be ok for your
purposes for web use or for small prints (5" x 5") from a 600 dpi flatbed
with 6x6cm film (output at 300 ppi). Double the print size (ie 10"x10")
using a 1200 dpi scanner or output at 150ppi from a 600dpi scanner.
MegaPixels offer a 14 day no quibble returns policy - but only sold in UK
(no US distributor yet).


Chris Street cs@datamind.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Rob Geraghty
Sent: 27 October 2001 07:03
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Gizmo to make flatbed scan
large format film?

"Herb Bauer" <herb.bauer@attglobal.net> wrote:
> I believe I'm starting to get the message. I've see very nice results at a
> list member's site, and I believe for web pictures a flatbed with
> transparency lid would work on medium format and larger slides, but it is
> perhaps a bit limiting after a while.

As someone else has pointed out, there are flatbeds with purpose built
adapters that give good results.  But you need to buy the right scanner with
the adaptor upfront.

Rob





 




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