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03-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Opinions on the Epson 11000XL-PH Scanner?

I'm looking for a good scanner for my 645, 6x6, 6x7 and 4x5 slides. The scans from these slides would be destined for publication but generally not larger than 12" X 12" printing. I'm looking for color accuracy but the original grain in the film does not have to be matched. I will outsource a drum scan (or Hasselblad X5) for any customer who needs the ultimate in sharpness. Any opinions on the Epson 11000XL-PH (the photo version of the 11000XL)? I have found no reviews of this machine on line.

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QuoteOriginally posted by desertscape Quote
but the original grain in the film does not have to be matched.
Good thing Even course film grain is a bit beyond the resolution of even the better scanners.

I don't know anything about the 11000XL-PH, except that it is fairly expensive. According to the spec's it has a focus-able optical path and an honestly stated optical resolution too <grin>. For your medium format and larger negatives, you would probably be just as happy with a V700 or V750, especially if you invested in an betterscanning.com negative carrier.


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For the price, you may also want to look at the new Plustek Opticfilm 120. It's just been released here in the USA and is getting good reviews so far. I own their 7400, a 35mm-only scanner and am extremely pleased with it. It doesn't do reflective media though; only negatives and slides.
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Pacific Imaging/Reflecta also have a similar 35mm/120 scanner for about $500 less money than the Plustek. I have not seen real-world examples from either scanner, but they might be something to look at.


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I have heard of both the Pacific Imaging and the new Plustek. Will have to investigate further. Thanks guys.
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