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07-13-2010, 07:41 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
SCSI indeed. Attached to an old G4 tower. And a monitor, Barco, dating back to 1998, which is probably as heavy as the Screen itself!
I have made a newby scan with the Epson 4490 and Screen, but the latter scan may be too large to be acceptable to Snapixel, or in any case it refuses to be uploaded. Which is a shame because the difference is mind blowing. The Screen is SOOOO much better, not just in sharpness, but foremost in detail and tonality.

But I'm still relearning, having been out of it all for almost 15 years due to circumstances. (I'm seeing some pictures for the first time, having shot them 10-18 years ago without ever printing them. I wish I knew how I shot some of those.)

Edit: here is a screen shot, with the dirty scans (note: dust removal and PP not applied). The left is the Screen Cezanne, the right is the Epson at maximum dpi. The result speaks for itself. It is a crop of about 125-150%.
That's a big difference for sure.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
That's a big difference for sure.
I agree! The next question that comes to mind is where one picks up these old Screen Cezannes? Ditto on the old G4? Craigslist, eBay, dumpsters? There are a few users here and on APUG who have these older commercial flatbeds and have been getting great results and it may be worth looking into despite the fact that my V700 is less than two months old.


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There is version 2 of ColorGenius, the software to run the Screen Cezanne, which runs under OSX. However, it does not come cheap (upgrades were $1000 a year ago). If you can find it with a used scanner, you won't need a G4.

But that is the disadvantage of commercial scanners. Everything else (new lamps, new glass) is "commercial" too.

Be aware, too, that it is 1,5 meter long and occupies a vast space in my study. On top of that come the G4 and calibrated monitor.

Still, I dumped my 4490.
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thanks for posting, that's an impressive difference.

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Steve, I got mine from a Dutch site (www.marktplaats.nl, it helps that I am Dutch myself). I drove down there to collect it myself. Still, upon arrival home in the UK, I found out that the plate to protect the scanner from damage during relocation had been installed the wrong way.... The instructions were incredibly unclear in the manual, I have to say. On the other hand, the fact that I drove myself may have prevented serious damage, although I surely was lucky. The machine was serviced and well-maintained by the previous owners, but you have to be careful, and ideally you have to test it before purchase. As soon as you need to replace something, your wallet has to be turned over once, twice, three times and again.

Also, I have the license number of the software, but the disks themselves were lost. Silverfast does not support these machines. Nor does Vuescan.
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I use the devolpe and scan to CD option for $10 a roll and for anything I'd want to go bigger than 12x12 (I dont shot pentax with MF) I get scanned with their fancy scanner, about $5 a frame and the files are about 100 mb... but I can make those as large as I want... i am told it takes them 30mins a frame to scan... but if I let them print the image too they cut me a deal...
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