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Re: FS4000 vs SS4000plus



Damn!!!!

Yes, it was me, and yes, the film was Fuji.  Sure wish I had heard of
this problem before I returned the scanner.  I was going to get the
Canon but I've read that it is very slow, and that I can't live with.
Also, the Minolta Multi is extremely slow with 120 Negs, so I hear.  

Jerry



HMSDOC@aol.com wrote:
> 
> I have been comparing a Sprintscan 4000+ to my Canon FS4000.  With my first
> scans I noted a distinct softness to the fine detail that was not improved
> with USM.  It was as if USM just sharpened the softness.  This was very
> similar to what a poster noted a couple weeks ago. I had been loading the
> slide with the emulsion down as had been recommended in the instruction
> booklet.  I was all set to just return the unit when, on a whim, I flipped
> the side with the emulsion up and scanned it.  The problem went away.  I
> flipped the slide emulsion down and it was soft again, emulsion up and it was
> great.
> 
> I called Polaroid tech support (great folks there, by the way).  When I
> described the problem the first thing I was asked was if the film I was
> scanning was Fuji.  As a matter of fact it was Provia 400.  I was told that
> this was not surprising as the Fuji film has a rather thick emulsion that can
> fool the focusing on the scanner.  So, all is well....at least with the unit
> I have.  But I thought this was noteworthy and wonder if the film being
> scanned by the poster (was it Jerry?) might have been Fuji and, if so, if
> this might explain the problem.
> 
> Howard
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