From: Jack Fulton (email@example.com)
Date: 09/04/03-12:05:48 AM Z
The 3200, John, does up to 4x5 but it does one terrific job.
We run two large format scanners at school: UMAX and in my Digital Darkroom
(fully color managed) the two Epson 1600 XL Graphic models w/the SilverFast
software (which is an absolute must for color negatives). If you have the
Imacon, I'd like to hear your thoughts on that. We just do not have that
budget for we operate our Fine Arts Only institution in a life style
identical to that of the artist.
But, what I meant to say is that the Epson is superior to the UMAX
> I'm running the Epson 1600 family, as well. And an Imacon for
> strategic medium format scans. What I'm needing is to be able to slap
> down a full page of negatives to scan a reliable "contact sheet" for
> very basic quick corrections (levels, curves, etc.) to work from. A
> full frame (8x10 at least) transparency adapter (at a decent
> resolution) would be very helpful. Most flatbeds that I've encountered
> have a SMALL transparency adapter (like 4x5, or less), regardless of
> their visual acuity (resolution).
> It has never made sense to me that transparency adapters had to be
> smaller than the scan bed. The Microtek seems to solve the problem--at
> least in terms of its specs. And I'm curious as to
> its reliability.
> I don't know the Epson 3200. What size transparencies can it handle?
> There must be answers, given all these questions.
> Go easy,
> John Campbell
> Photogecko Studios & Gallery
> 1413 South First Street
> Austin (By God!) Texas 78704
> (512) 797-9375
> On Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 11:21 PM, Jack Fulton wrote:
>> on 9/3/03 2:20 PM, PhotoGecko Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> Microtk ScanMaker 9800XL
>> This sounds really nice. We have two of the Epson 1600 dpi units
>> they are superb. 3200 is like a stop more than 1600 but the new
>> advances for scanners has made some fabulous units and this looks like
>> The new 3200 Epson is a honey. I have readily made 16 x 20 prints
>> Jack Fulton
>> San Francisco Art Institute
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