Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/04

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Subject: [Leica] Hasselblad XPan II Scanning Question
From: frank.dernie at (
Date: Sat Sep 4 06:33:24 2004

I have a Nikon coolscan 8000 ans the glass negative holder, this has a mask 
for many negative sizes including xpan. I am extremely happy with the 
results 617 Fuji negs need scanning in 2 parts and stitching. 

>  from:    Bill <>
>  date:    Sat, 20 Mar 2004 06:10:46
>  to:
>  subject: RE: [Leica] Hasselblad XPan II Scanning Question
> The HP S20xi is a USB scanner and in all the ads I saw, it seemed to be a
> Windows device, MAC was never mentioned so not sure what it work on.  It
> scans 35 mm film strips and slides at 2400 optical dpi and photos at 300
> optical dpi and is 36-bit.
> I have one and will make the same offer, if you have a junk negative I'll 
> be
> glad to scan it and see how it handles it.
> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-bounces
> [mailto:lug-bounces]On Behalf Of
> Matthew Powell
> Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 9:11 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Hasselblad XPan II Scanning Question
> On Mar 19, 2004, at 7:34 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:
> > I'd like to know if ANY 35mm scanner will take pano negatives. Using
> > the
> > Epson 2450 for 35mm is not fun at all.
> The HP S20 film scanner is a popular/cheap choice, from what I
> understand. But it's SCSI-only and not supported at all under OS X. The
> Coolscan V has a comes with a film-strip feeder for negatives, so
> there's no need to cut up a film holder. But I don't know how the
> software would work with long negatives.
> (If anyone with a junk X-pan negative wants a first-hand report on how
> it works with the Coolscan, e-mail me.)
> > Jeffery Smith
> > New Orleans, LA
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