Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/26

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Slighty OT - Scanner Question
From: ruben at (Ruben)
Date: Tue Oct 26 22:53:39 2004
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I have had the microtek artixscan 120 tf now for two months and could give 
you some feed back here

The scanwizzard programme that comes withe the scanner is not good - the 
silverfast AI is great but have some serious issues with my windows xp so 
lasersoft/silverfast is working to fix that right now.

The slideholders for 120 film are not to good - the negs tend to bend. I 
ordered a glass holder - its a bit fidly to work with and it loves dust - 
but it works - I allso ordered a secon 120 film holder that I am trying to 
costumemize into a strictly 6x6 holder in order to obtain flat negs witout 
glass. Panoramas are ok in 135 film but the scanner does not allow big panos 
from fujis and lindhofs  6 x 17 cm so you have to stitche and the scanner 
does not scan 6 x8 either ( have to work around it int the 6 x 9 mode. It is 
rather noisy - sound like someone is toturing it - but I have done som 
comparing scans with pictures done on a prof. drum scanner and I am 
impressed with the performance of the mikrotec.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:01 AM
Subject: [Leica] Re: Slighty OT - Scanner Question

> Doug wrote:
>>An older Polaroid SprintScan 4000:
>> The scanner has no dust/scratch removal but since you're scanning
>> silver B/W you wouldn't miss it.  I'm using Vuescan, which has quite a
>> learning curve but has all the power and controls nessesary to get
>> excellent scans.  I have no plans to replace it.
> My sentiments, exactly.
> While the Polaroid is no longer available, my understanding is that it's 
> the
> same basic parts as the Microtek ArtixScan.  When my SS4000 gives up the
> ghost, I'm going to have a hard decision to make.  But I'd be tempted to 
> try
> out the Microtek just to see.
> SS4000 + Vuescan + silver b/w = very happy photographer
> Everything on my web site has been scanned with the SS4000/vuescan combo. 
> I
> have a few images that aren't from silver halide film, but only very few.
> :)
> --
> Eric
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