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[filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions

I can't buy a Nikon scanner.  I have my lovely SS 120 and it looks so nice
and sleek next to my Power PC.  They were made for one another.


On 23/4/02 6:30 pm, "dickbo" <dickbo@btopenworld.com> wrote:

> Come sir, where is your manual. Click on the symbol showing a lens bellows
> arrangement. If it says (A) it's automatic, which means the centre. If it's
> bellows over ....... that little lot, you can move the focus point to
> wherever you wish.
> Unless you buy a Nilon scanner I will never help you again.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com>
> To: <dickbo@btopenworld.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:51 PM
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions
> 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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