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David.. You've got no argument from me regarding the "dust" issue, but most enlarging/taking lenses that I've owned (Schneider/Nikon/Rodenstock) have had internal dust floating around inside which has never had any affect on my images/contrast etc., etc..However I understand that in-the-lens dust is NOT a focussing plane issue, but nontheless a quality control problem (IMHO) of the manufacturers....I say if you KNOW it's negatively (not a pun) affecting your scans, by all means, have it replaced by the mfgr... Eddie Wiseman ----- Original Message ----- From: "David J. Bookbinder" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 12:20 PM Subject: RE: Dust on underside of Epson 2450 glass (update and survey question) > Oy! > > IMHO, some may possibly (and I do mean "possibly") be doing different things > with their scanners than others, and hence have fewer problems with dust. > > I'm not saying the 2450 isn't a great scanner for the money -- I think it > is -- but that Epson may have a quality control problem regarding dust, and > potential 2450 buyers ought to be aware of that. And no, I haven't noticed > significant problems from this dust when I scan film -- the light source, > after all, comes from above when scanning film and the film is not flat > against the glass during the scans. But I am saying that the same spots of > dust show up on every print I scan, that I bought this thing because it can > scan both prints and film, and that having to despeckle the same spots on > every scanned print is a nuisance I did not expect to have to put up with, > particularly as dust under the glass has not been an issue with other, > cheaper flatbeds I have used. Since cleaning the dust off is not a > user-recommended procedure (violates the warranty) as it is on some > scanners, I would have expected Epson to be more diligent about ensuring it > was not there in the first place. > > Just my two cents, too. > > David > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of > Edward Wiseman > Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 7:25 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Dust on underside of Epson 2450 glass (update and survey > question) > > > I as well am VERY happy with my 2450..even WITH dust under the glass!...IMHO > some may possibly (and I do mean "possibly") over-reacting to what they are > seeing..I have 2 years of film scanning experience with a Microtek 4000T and > about 3 months with the 2450, and I am NOT seeing any scan problems with my > 2450 as a direct result of the small amount of dust I see on the underside > of the glass..In fact I have what I consider to be some excellent results > with 645 negs printed at 12x18.... > I suggest that you try some scans first..Understand that this scanner will > require "more work" via the use of judicious sharpening techniques, but I > seriously doubt that you will currently find a better > 'bang-for-the -buck"... > Just my 2 cents.. > Eddie Wiseman > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.