Two more scanners have been added to the comparison page. They are:
<li>Microtek ArtixScan 1800f, thanks to Ted Harris.
<li>Canon CanoScan 9950f, thanks to Ed Richards who turned the slide around in record time.
As usual, there was no attempt to achieve colour consistency beyond a grey-point click on the lightmeter case.
The 1800f scan was ressed up to 2400ppi. Ted tells that me the 1800f scan was controlled by Silverfast.
There appears to be a halo effect in the darkest areas, which may be
due to over-zealous recovery of shadow detail by the scanner software / driver.
Ted also gained an i800 scan, but it appears to have major technical problems. A replacement scan is sought.
And for those who have waited patiently (or otherwise) for these two scanners, I hope forbearance was justified.
This comparison relies on the largesse of busy people, as I am reminded by the presence of 600 emails in my 'Scan-around' folder.
The slide became delayed in UK & Europe for a few months last year, but, despite a few scratches and bruises, is still in languid circulation.