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[filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions



I'm not sure about the circle in the SilverFast image window, Simon, I'll try 
to check it
out.  Right now I'm having trouble getting ps 7 to recognize the Silverfast 
plug-in - ps 6
is still on my machine.  Can you provide any assistance on this?

Jim

Simon Lamb wrote:

> Jim
>
> Thanks for your reply.  On the film flatness issue, I do not think it is
> flatness as I can do five scans without touching the film and two will be
> pin sharp and three will be soft.  If it was bowing of the film I would
> expect them to all show the same sharpness or flatness.  Guess I might have
> a unit with a defective focus mechanism.
>
> Another question.  I presume the circle with the cross inside that
> Silverfast displays in the middle of the prescan image is showing where the
> focus was taken.  Is there any way to adjust or move this to a different
> area on the film?  It does move when you re-crop the pre-scanned image but
> it would be great to choose a focus areas, much like Vuescan permits with my
> LS 30.
>
> Thaks.
>
> Simon
> >
> >
> > Simon Lamb wrote:
> >
> > > I have two questions for other SS 120 owners:
> > >
> > > 1.  Does your machine make noises like something inside is vibrating,
> almost
> > > sounds like it is loose and rattling, during the autofocus procedure?
> >
> > Simon, my machine is noisy - a high pitched noise during auto focus and a
> kind of
> > whininning/rattling noise during the scan.  I think some of that noise is
> from stepper
> > control.
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > 2.  I have done some focus tests and found that there is inconsistency
> > > between the focus when scanning frame one on a 6X6 strip and scanning
> frame
> > > three.  In some tests, frame one is very obviously more in focus and
> sharper
> > > and in other tests frame three is the more in focus and sharper.  It is
> due
> > > to the film flexing slightly when the holder is closed.  This
> inconsistency
> > > is not good as it is causing me to have to redo scans until I get the
> best
> > > focus, for which I do not have time.  Has anyone else noticed this or
> got a
> > > resolution/workaround?
> >
> > I have had a couple of instances where the film tried to bow in the
> carrier.  But
> > repositioning the film and locking it down again seemed to correct it.
> I've had little
> > problems with film not being flat.  Having said that, I'll still go for
> the glass carrier
> > when it becomes available.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Simon
> > >
> >
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