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Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 4:25 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: nikon 8000 or polaroid 120 > > > I am in need of purchasing a scanner for 120 film. which is best ? > thanks > John John, I would seriously look at the Imacon Photo before either the Nikon or Polaroid models. Yes, it's more money, though with extra film holders and film rebates now it would be around 1500.00 more or less than the top Polaroid model. I looked a long time before deciding, but what finally convinced me was the amount of problems with the Nikon and Polaroid models compared to the Imacon. Not that the Imacon is perfect, but I needed a scanner that would reflect the same quality as the 6x6 trans I produce. Another big plus for the Imacon is the beautiful negative scans you can get with the Imacon. Take a look at the archives on this list. Count the number of continuing issues with the Nikon and Polaroid models. Now search the newsgroups for issues with the Imacon Photo. Much, much less. I will qualify my response by saying that the Nikon and/or Polaroid models do have their supporters and in the right hands can turn out "good" scans, ( 35mm models are OK for what they are) but for me, in a competitive market, 1500.00 is not a big issue (about two photo sessions) and then I'm way ahead. I will tell you this, flatbeds (with the exception of high end models costing many 1000's) just don't cut it. Period. Ease of use is another big issue. I don't shoot digital (yet, due to price, ease of use, and my style) and having a thousand or more of scans to make from my photo library, ease of use is critical as well as quality. Good luck in whatever you choose. I'm still a big believer that it's the person behind the camera (or in this case the scanner) that really makes the difference. Regards, Stephen Stephen Greenfield Photography 4718 Pebble Brook Circle NE Cleveland, TN 37312 US 423-479-8712 firstname.lastname@example.org Commercial, Architectural, Editorial Photographic Services - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.