Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/05

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Slide Scanners
From: Pascal <>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 21:40:00 +0200

On 05-08-1998 17:37 Francesco Sanfilippo wrote:

>Why is it that all the negative points you raise about the Polaroid
>35 Plus have nothing to do with image quality?  Who cares where
>the power button is or if you can turn the darn thing on its side or


I agree with you that the image quality of the Polaroid 35 Plus looks 
very fine indeed. It came out second only to Nikon's Super Coolscan 
LS-1000 in the mentioned MacUser test report. The test was not, however, 
limited to image quality (although I agree that this should be the 
primary issue under consideration), but also included practical things.
Unlike you, I cannot speak out of experience, since I have never used a 
slide scanner :-)
If one looks at the results obtained at your Five Senses webpage, than 
one can only conclude that the Polaroid scanner is excellent indeed (at 
least I take it that you made the scans with this slide scanner).
It is good to hear from people with experience like you, because tests do 
not tell all.