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[filmscanners] Re: Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal

Hey, lengthy can be good ;-)

Your comment is fair to a point, in the same way that saying a car that
gets pushed off the road by pea gravel on the roadway is not the fault
of an over-active suspension, or the car's or tire's design... after
all, the pea gravel was on the road, wasn't it? ;-)

And, as with the word "lengthy" the term "curmudgeon" is relative...
come to think of it, all my relatives! ;-)

BTW, the inside scoop on how IR cleaning firmware came to desktop
scanners, indicates that Nikon recognized they needed it to continue to
market their scanner design, especially as the resolution was improved.

Up to that point, IR cleaning systems were in use, but were used on
larger production machines only.


PS: I hope that response is both short and concise enough not to violate
any internet regulations or your attention span ;-) (A poke in the ribs,
not the eye ;-))

Maris V. Lidaka Sr. wrote:

> Art, you curmudgeon,
> I for one read and respect your posts, as they are intelligent if lengthy.
> But I have to take issue with your statement that Nikon manifests problems
> from dust and scratches - the dust and scratches are on the film, not in the
> Nikon scanner hardware, are they not?
> Maris
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca>
> To: <mlidaka@ameritech.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 5:37 AM
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Polaroid Dust and Scratch Removal
> [snipped]
> This software is not a replacement for IR cleaning, but then again it
> doesn't really need to be on a Polaroid scanner.  After all, Polaroid
> scanner simply do not suffer from the problems that Nikon's manifest
> from dust and scratches, so why should it be designed to fix Nikon's
> problems?
> [remainder snipped]

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