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Re: Nikon IV or Cannon FS4000



Lloyd, Auto focus was on. i probably got a lemon. The GRAIN was sharp,
the image was not. But lord, what dismal software!

Jerry


> Something must have gone terribly wrong with your test of the SS4000+. I
> have the SS4000 and I get very sharp scans. I use little USM. Either you
> have a defective one, or perhaps autofocus was turned off. The default,
> for some reason, is to have the scanner fixed-focus. I guess this speeds
> up scans. If you look in preferences in Insight, you'll see a check box
> to turn AF on. That's the only way I use mine. If you did this and are
> still getting fuzzy scans, you got a lemon.
> 
> Regards,
> Lloyd
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-scan@leben.com [mailto:owner-scan@leben.com] On Behalf Of
> Jerry Olson
> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 6:18 PM
> To: scan@leben.com
> Subject: Re: Nikon IV or Cannon FS4000
> 
> Neal, I'm in exactly the same boat as you. I have the 2710 and it is
> excellent for most things. I too, wanted a 4000 dpi scanner.
> 
> I just tried the polaroid 4000+ and was very disappointed. It isn't as
> sharp as my 2710. In fact, it is very noticeable less sharp. The
> polaroid tech said to e mail him a sample, at 4000 dpi, (very small
> area). He thought it was just fine, and perfectly acceptable.  He has
> obviously never seen a sharp scan. So I'm returning it, and will get the
> Canon 4000. I hear that is a sharp scanner. (Can't afford the Nikon, at
> twice the price).
> 
> Also, the software that comes with polaroids scanner is fairly dismal. I
> couldn't get a decent black and white scan with either Silverfast OR the
> Polacolor insight software. The scans looked extremely dark in the pre
> scan, and about 4 stops too light in photoshop. Silverfast must not be
> designed for black and white photos, as all the tools were grayed out,
> so you couldn't alter the scan in the prescan mode!
> 
> Jerry
> 
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