|[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]|
For those interested in acquiring images from film for your Epson printing requirements (see, I'm on topic!), I've recently come across one new product and one very interesting rumor. To keep you in suspense, I'll give you the new product info first. Minolta has announced the release of a new scanner, the Dimage Scan Elite. It's specs are almost identicle to the Minolta Scan Speed (2820 max. dpi, 3.6 dynamic range, 36 bit color, etc.) save two important additions. It multi samples up to 16 times, and it includes the Digital ICE technology currently only found in the Nikon LS-2000. It's street price is roughly $1250. Clearly Minolta is taking aim directly directly at the LS-2000. You can read more more about this scanner from the following links: http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.asp?EDC=188869 http://www.precision-camera.com/frames/frame-index.htm (click on the digital photography link, then the Minolta link, then the Dimage Scan Elite link) Now, the rumor. I recently received a complimentary copy of a very imteresting magazine that I've never seen before called "Photo Insider". Since it was the Oct, Nov, Dec issue, I assume it's a quarterly rag. I was impressed with the content of the articles (but it also contains nudity presented as art which I didn't appreciate). One of the articles on page 11 entitled "Can Digital and Traditional Photography Come Together?" included a very interesting rumor. Jonathan Sweetwood, the author of the article, claims to have heard rumors about a scanner in R&D that will allow a user to scan "exposed, but unprocessed film". Think about it, you'd still have to buy film, but as soon as you shot the roll, you'd pop out the canister, plop it into the scanner, and gain immediate access to your images. All I can say is I hope its true and if so, I hope it's a quality unit and not years away from availability. ===== Explore potential income opportunities with Greer and Associates at http://www.ibocity.com/greeraa. Also, Come visit my digital photography web site along with a lot of other interesting stuff at http://www.greer.simplenet.com. Mike Greer __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.