120 format film scanner

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Bruce, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    I'm looking for a recommendation on a 120 format (6x6) film scanner. I've
    looked at what B&H and Adorama have to offer and it seems to come down to
    the Nikon Coolscan 9000. I read some reviews on that which are generally
    have a negative tone, however they date back to around 2004. By now I would
    think that the problems that were related in those reviews have been pretty
    much addressed by Nikon.

    Can anybody share their experiences with the 9000? Are there any other film
    scanners available for the 120 format?

    I am planning on basically using it for BW negative scans, although color is
    not out of the question.
     
    Bruce, Mar 23, 2008
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    RsH Guest

    The other choice is the HP 4050 flatbed scanner which will also do the
    job at almost any desired resolution. It will be slow but works for
    any negative up to 8*10 inches!

    RsH
     
    RsH, Mar 23, 2008
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    Max Perl Guest

    I have been very happy with my 9000.
    Used it for some years now. I have acquired two additional film holders.
    The glass holder for 120 strips and the holder for mounted 120 slides (6x6,
    6x7).
    The glass holder for 120 strips is a "near most" for top notch scan results.
    I had one of the Epson flatbed scanners and the 9000 gets much more details
    out of
    the film strips and with less noise than the Epson flatbeds.

    Max
     
    Max Perl, Mar 24, 2008
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    Craig Guest

    I have no expreience with that scanner, nor any medium format scanner. But I
    do believe that the polaroid sprint scanner handles medium format. And there
    is also a epson flat bed scanner that will handle medium format.
     
    Craig, Mar 24, 2008
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    Asle Bjerva Guest

    I am very happy with my Canon Canonscan 8800F. Optical res 4800*4800 and
    with Photoshop Elements bundle.
    Very quick, takes 5 min for 6x9 in full res. Holders for 2 strip 35mm slides
    and 120.
    No warmup time, uses LED.
     
    Asle Bjerva, Mar 24, 2008
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