Is there a decent film scanner for 6x4.5 medium format film $500 or less?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Rick Baker, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Rick Baker

    Rick Baker Guest

    Is there a decent film scanner for 6x4.5 medium format film $500 or less?
    New or used?

    Thinking about buying a Fuji GA645ZI camera

    Rick Baker, Mar 17, 2006
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  2. The Epson high-end 4800 dpi flatbed scanners (most are under US$500) can
    produce quality 5x or 6x enlargements from 645. At 7x, you are beginning to
    get to the point where you'd be happier with a Nikon 9000 (US$2000: ouch!),
    at 9x you'd notice the difference. The Epsons also have a bit of trouble
    pulling the last of the detail out of the shadows.

    The question, of course, is does the Epson produce better 11x14s from 645
    that the Konica-Minolta 5400 or Nikon V does from 35mm. I'd think it would,
    but it might be iffy.

    (Personally, I prefer the GS645S (60/4.0 non-zoom) to the Zi. But that's
    personal preference (I prefer fewer bells and whistles in my MF cameras).)

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Mar 17, 2006
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  3. Rick Baker

    rafe b Guest

    What is the nominal dpi rating of your LS-4500?

    Does it vary by film format? If so, what
    resolution for MF, and what res for LF,
    if I may ask?

    The high-end Microteks are fairly rated for
    resolution, from what I have seen -- so I
    could believe the Microtek is a reasonably
    "honest" 1800 dpi.

    rafe b
    rafe b, Mar 17, 2006
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