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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 44 - Halloween
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 08:06:33 -0800
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Michael Abbott wrote:
> > Incidentally, it looks on the scans as if the black areas, especially
> > from the witch's clothing, "bleed" into the surrounding bright areas.
> > This is not on the negative, at least as far as I can tell with a 10x
> > loupe, so it is a scanning artifact. I wonder if it indicates the need
> > to clean my LS-2000? I have not seen this effect before.
> It sounds like you're having much the same problem with the LS-2000 that
> I've just discovered, with light areas on the neg flaring onto the
> surroundings. It shows up on slides too, white leaks onto black.
> I was worried it might be mis-aligned optics, from transporting the scanner
> (which I borrow some weekends) without it's locking screws in place.
> Please tell me you haven't moved yours recently. Because then it must be
> dust on the lens, which means it's not my fault! And probably easier to fix.
> Anyone know how to clean a scanner's lens?
> My example: (as one line!)
> otographer.html
> which is the 2nd-last picture on the page
> which I put up mostly for a few friends to see. Fuji 400 in a nikon zoom p+s
> (gasp).
> Michael
> (lurking for a week, with a III as credentials!)
I just cleaned mine and i am a new manů ready to update his website finally.
Show you guys what Texas is all about. 4 small Phillips screws in the back takes
the case off. Angled foam tape head cleaning things clean it. A flashlight and a
magnifying glass.

Mark Rabiner

Portland, Oregon
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