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Something of a style kind of a person I see. Just remember, looks are not everthing and 100,000,000 pc's cannot possibly be wrong. At 3,999.00 plus VAT you might just get a second hand desktop drum scanner such as a Howtek and you might even get a real drum machine such as a Dianippon in the 600 range. Although I sold against them, I always considered their product range able to produce the most Photographic of image qualities when compared to other scanners. The reason? I hear you ask. well they were extremely old fashioned technology and used analogue computation which is, as you must surely know, the same as what the human brain does use and so 'must' be better than digital. They also had the facility to be modified in such a way as to enable massive increases in scan pitch which enabled substantial qualititive gains - always provided that you were prepared to wait all day for an image to appear. In fact when hooked up to a Quantel Graphics Paintbox one could produce a 300mb A4 file which - when displayed on one of their 48" monitors gave the most stupendous level of image quality. They also offered, I believe, double overlap scanning, which added in very low noise and considerably improved shadow rendition. They also had a habit of never going wrong and therefore needed very little service. The swine gave me heap plenty trouble at the lower end of the price range and if Dianippon had enabled them to interface with the then current range of page composition equipment they would have dominated the market - but they didn't and so they didn't and in fact never did. Next topic please.....................bring 'em all on ----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon Lamb" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 9:59 AM Subject: Re: nikon 8000 or polaroid 120 The Imacon Photo is $4,995 dollars plus rebates. In the UK it is £3,999 plus VAT. I doubt you will get a used drum scanner at that price. I will say that, looking like a tin box, it is more in keeping with a PC and would look nice next to a pentium IV. It would ruin the look of my Mac ;-) Simon ----- Original Message ----- From: "dickbo" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 8:13 AM Subject: Re: nikon 8000 or polaroid 120 > I observe that at $10,000 the Imacon is something more than a hobby device. > > At that price I wouold suggest that a second hand drum scanner would be a > better buy. > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 1:13 PM > Subject: Re: nikon 8000 or polaroid 120 > > > > On 24 Apr 2002 at 22:08, Stephen Greenfield wrote: > > > > > 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. > > > > > > No doubt the Imacon is a top-notch film scanner, one of the best > > CCD scanners you can buy. I've seen prints made from Imacon > > scans, and they are dazzling. > > > > At the time the SS-120 and LS-8000 were introduced, it was still > > several times more expensive than either of these newcomers. > > > > The two new models, as good as they were, created a downward > > pressure on the Imacon's selling price, so that now the Imacon > > is "only" $1.5 to $2K or so more expensive than the new models. > > > > One reviewer (Michael Reichman) has posted some direct A:B > > comparisons between LS-8000 scans and those from an Imacon, > > (along with his comments on that comparison) at: > > > > <http://luminous-landscape.com/nikon-8000.htm> > > > > > > rafe b. > > > > - > > 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. > - 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.