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[filmscanners] Re: Polaroid - scanner line ends and SS120 glasscarrier availabile soon

Hi Simon,

I am going to try to get some more details about this situation.

Have you been told that this is try of all products in the Sprintscan
line, or just the SS120?  Also, are you sure this isn't just a situation
for non-North American distribution.

Lastly, it is certainly possible the name will be changed after a sell
off of the division.

I'll see what I can dig up about this.


Simon Lamb wrote:

> Two pieces of information gained from a chap at Polaroid digital.
> 1.  As someone suggested a few days ago, once all remaining stock of the
> Sprintscan range are sold there will be no more and production has ceased.
> Firmware upgrades will continue to be made available when required.
> 2.  The glass carrier (a full length carrier the same size as the existing
> 120 carrier) will be available to order from the end of next week (in the UK
> at least, maybe now or sooner in the US) at a retail price of 85 + VAT
> (cheap compared to the 300 Nikon carrier).  It will require a firmware
> upgrade which will be available on the Polaroid web-site.
> I wonder and hope that someone might pick up the scanner line.  I think
> Polaroid, very much in the same vein as Apple, have taken the basic Microtek
> technology and made a scanner that looks as good as it scans.  You can have
> form and function, and it is sad that Polaroid will not be proving that in
> the future.
> Simon

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