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[filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions



Hang in there, Simon, the SS 120 and a Power PC ain't a bad combination.

Jim

Simon Lamb wrote:

> 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.
>
> Simon
>
> 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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