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Imacon Flextight 848 Film Scanners

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • "Virtual Drum" scanning
  • Optical Resolution: 8000 dpi
  • Dynamic range: 4.8 w. true 16 bit color
  • Batch scanning
  • Firewire and SCSI interface


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ctibor a Professional

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2009

    Strengths:    Quality

    Weaknesses:    No

    Bottom Line:   
    Last representative system is Flextight scanner Hasselblad Flextight X5 as a successor to a very successful model Flextight 848 and Flextight 949th Flextight 848, for example, selected for their projects, the most global paper photographic agency Magnum Photos. Flextight X5 is its parameters 8.000dpi, 4.9D with active cooling, 300MB/minutu, fully 16-bit processing and superior system for batch processing clearly present the best product on the market. Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner fully supports the RAW format 3f.
    http://www.flextightx5.com/fvsforum/index.php

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Similar Products Used:   OK

    Type of photography:   Fine Art


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by elandy a Professional

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2005

    Strengths:    quick scans even at highest resolution, somewhat easy to load. hi dpi from 35mm, does not damage film, very sharp.

    Weaknesses:    No full frame possibility. the magnetic holders cut off a tiny part of the image area. They say there is a reason for this due to auto exposure, but they should make a full frame holder available for those who want to do manyal exposure. Poor response by tech people. Software not the greatest, but they seem to be improving it. ONe very bad thing is the insistance on sharpening unless you put in minus numbers. Another is having to fool the software in order to get 8000 dpi for both horizontally and vertically positioned 35mmfilm frames. 2 1/4 can only be scanned to a relatively small size. don't know why. for example, i get a 480 MB file from 35mm at 8000 dpi / 16 bit and only about 100 mb from 2 1/4. they would not replace a faulty neg holder they sold.

    Bottom Line:   
    I rented this scanner for 4-5 months and used it mostley for 35mm. I get 8000 dpi scans from 35mm. I blow these up to over 4 feet insome cases and they are beautiful. this scanner gave me better results than some scans done by Bureaus on a Heidelberg Tango scanner. I love the results this scanner gives me and it seems almost as good, if not better than hi end drum scans for 35mm.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Purchased At:   NY

    Similar Products Used:   nikon 4000, heidelberg tango, minolta dimage 5400 II

    Type of photography:   Fine Art



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