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Actually almost all current CCD prosumer film scanners use cold cathode light sources. The only one I can think of which doesn't is Nikon's, using LEDs. So, Canon, HP, Minolta, Acer, Polaroid all use it. Art byard pidgeon wrote: > Art...or anyone else...are there other scanners using cold cathode? What's > the particular model of the coldlight Canon scanner, and its specs? > > I remember when I went from condensors in my enlarger to coldlight...what a > tremendous difference! > Much less grain, greater tonal range, no such thing as difficult to print > negs anymore...just beautiful...so if there's a high res coldlight scanner > that doesn't have any serious drawbacks (like incompatible with Macs) I want > it. > > on 03/31/2002 05:42 AM, Arthur Entlich at email@example.com wrote: > > > >>The Nikon uses a lighting method which tends to enhance grain. It uses >>an LED light source, while your Canon used cold cathode which is more >>diffuse, which tends to soften grain. >> > > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.