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[filmscanners] Re: Upgrade Polaroid SS35+ to 4000?



I bought a SS4000 used for $700 shortly before the price new went
below that, but I nevertheless think that $750 is a good price for a
refurb with the warranty Nick described in another post.

Is it also a better buy than the best buy on a $4000 Plus? I don't
know much about it, but I think I'd at least consider spending even
more for the 4000+. I hope those on the list who have will comment on
its value.

Also, if you have enough film which would benefit enough from ICE,
then I suppose that might justify an alternative with ICE. But for
film you're generating, I think it probably can be protected well
enough to keep the lack of ICE from being a deal breaker.

Sam


>Nick,
>I would say it would be worth it for several reasons, but would also wonder
>about what type of warranty Polaroid offers for the refurb unit.  I have a
>SS4000 that I have been very happy with, along with many others on this
>list.  It does seem though that $750 is rather steep for a refurb unit given
>Polaroid was selling them new for $600 when they were trying to exhaust
>stock.  Still, $750 is a good deal for any 4000 dpi scanner.
>
>To answer your questions;
>1. Yes, you should get more subtle/fine details revealed by the higher res
>2. ICE is nice, but there are alternatives (see
>http://www.grafphoto.com/dust.htm )
>3. The Nikon LS4000 is rated higher on dmax - but there is plenty of
>discussion on dmax if you search the list archives.
>
>Mark
>http://www.grafphoto.com
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <nick.grasso@hrads.com>
>Some questions I have are:
>-- Would 4000 ppi give me noticably better 12x16 prints than 2800?
>-- Is ICE really as good as people say it is? (the 4000 doesn't have it and
>I
>spend a lot of time fixing spots on my images in Photoshop)
>-- How about dynamic range? Are the newer scanners better than the 4000?

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