Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/29

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Subject: [Leica] Coolscan 5000 out of the box
From: mlpowell at (Matthew Powell)
Date: Thu Apr 29 14:14:51 2004
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On Apr 29, 2004, at 2:41 PM, Allen Graves wrote:
> I've been looking at the Nikon Coolscan 9000 for this. It scans pano 
> film with the rotating glass mount carrier, an option that adds ~$350 
> to the already substantial cost. Everything I've read makes the 
> scanner sound wonderful, but it's in very short supply and MF doesn't 
> come cheap. The Microtek is supposed to be a good scanner as well, but 
> it seems technologically a little dated in comparison to the Nikon

Have any real tests been run on the 4870 (by good photo magazines or 
sites)? There's no way I'll be able to afford a 9000 or anything close 
soon, but I'd like to be able to scan Holga/Bronica (and maybe XPan 
someday) negs for the web and printing on my Epson. The 4870's 4x5 
capability would be bonus.

If I needed an exhibition print, I'd pay for BWC to drum scan it or 
whatever they thought was best. But, I don't trust random 
opinions and the other tests I've seen were run by sources I didn't 
completely trust.


> Decisions, decisions....
> Allen

In reply to: Message from jls at (Jeffery Smith) ([Leica] Coolscan 5000 out of the box)
Message from ahgraves at (Allen Graves) ([Leica] Coolscan 5000 out of the box)