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05-20-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Canoscan 9000f

hey just wondering if anyone else has this scanner and have run into as many problems as i have.

in scanning medium format it keeps telling me it cant scan and i have to reduce the size blah blah. does this mean i cant scan at 9800 dpi?

05-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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I have a Canon 9000F. Sometimes I use the Canon scanning software, and sometimes I use VueScan. VueScan can be downloaded for a trial and only costs $40 to buy.

Last summer I was scanning some odd film sizes (larger than 35mm) that were sometimes 70 or 80 years old. The Canon scanner worked well for these, since they wouldn't fit in my Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II film scanner.

I can't remember for sure whether I ended up using Canon or VueScan software for those. One idea is to start with VueScan, and then work your way back to the Canon software if you'd rather use it.



Now that I think of it, I had to use advanced mode in the Canon software before I could set some of the preferences. It was a bit awkward to find at first. You should be able to scan at 9600 dpi when scanning film - even MF.

Try some Google searches as well as the Canon web site. Here's a pretty good article on the 9000F: Scanner Review: CanoScan 9000F

From that article:
Preferences. Some of the power of ScanGear is hidden in the Preferences. The Scan panel, for example, enables 48/16-bit output (otherwise the scanner converts from 48-bit to 24-bit color and 16-bit to 8-bit grayscale). It also enables image scans up to 4.0-GB in Advanced Mode but disabling backlight correction.


I believe your problem is the same one I originally ran into - it won't allow higher resolution scans on larger film sizes like MF because the files become to big, unless you use Advanced Mode and set the preferences correctly (which then enables files up to 4GB in size!).

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05-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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i just tried scanning a 35mm frame and i had to reduce it to 53 percent because it said it was over 1001 pixels by 1001 pixels or something, why must scanning be soo difficult?!?!
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Take a look at my updated post above - I think that's the answer!

05-20-2012, 09:48 PM   #5
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HA you fixed it! and i can have corny music playing at the same time when my frames are being scanned! thanks
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Sure. I'm glad I noticed you had the same scanner as I do.
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The solution to your problems, Grasshopper: RTFI

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05-21-2012, 02:21 AM   #8
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Use SilverFast SE, offer with the Scanner, it's way more efficient, and easy to use than the Canon software.

I use SF for around 3 months, instead of the Canon Software and it's way simplier ! i've scanned so far film for 110, 135, 120, all the time between 4800 and 9600 dpi without any trouble.

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Just a note for future reference - there is a more appropriate scanner-specific forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom - PentaxForums.com
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Definitely not the right forum for tht - see the "Wanted" forum under the Markeplace section.
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