I'm wondering about the mechanics of the auto focus? Is it based on image recognition for focus (like professional 35mm digital cameras) or on detecting the distance between the sensor and the image plane?
The question is what about 8x10" transparent/negativ scan? Any news from PHOTO PLUS EXPO?
"one a 'pro' version with a more attractive software package."
They have to do the same as Epson so they get very creativ! ;--))
My last Epson worked 7 years for me the 750pro must also at least thad long!
Do they have the quality controll now handeld, would be my 1. question!
*At those kinds of shows I find, in general, that the more technical and direct my questions are, the more men are likely to back off while women open up and sieze the opportunity.
Last edited by Helen Bach; 6-Nov-2006 at 05:25.
Anyone know if the new M1 will be able to scan 617 negs? I know you can purchase after market 617 negative holders for the 1800f.
All specs so far for the M1 appear to be impressive - if you can believe the DPI specs.
HP may be the dark horse in this race. I'm hearing wonderful remarks out of the euro community. The claims for the G4050 as almost over the top from this audience. Tck sharp 20x enlargements are hard to believe, but...
Any news Ted. It's due to be released on the 1st of Dec.
Bob, the information I have from HP is that it will be released the first of the year, not 1 December. I will be talking with them again today and if I get any new I will report. Tack sharp at 20x is impossible unless they are using some extraordinary technology and AFAIK theirs is much like the rest of the pack in the 'prosumer' scanner biz.
GX,the tray insert size for the M1 will be the same as that of the 1800f/i900 so Doug Fisher's aftermarket holder will fit. BTW Doug's holders are a nice addendum and a great product for those who shoot MF panos.
Last edited by Ted Harris; 16-Nov-2006 at 12:16.
The rumor mill is abuzz. This was on the British HP site posted in late September, but no word on the US site.
I agree the 20x claim is way over the top. 5x would be pretty sweet.
Any new news on the Microtek.
New six-colour HP scanners for expert photo restoration
HP today announced it is offering the most colour-accurate photo scanning yet with its new six-colour, 96-bit scanners. Both the HP Scanjet G4010 and HP Scanjet G4050 contain technology exclusive to HP – six-colour, 96-bit scanning at 4800x9600dpi. The scanners produce incredibly colour-accurate, faithful and detailed images that make impressive reprints for those who wish to scan photos, slides, negatives and documents to an almost professional standard.
The scanners are perfect for the restoration of old photos due to built-in hardware based dust and scratch removal with HP Scanjet G4050. Faded colour can easily be heightened, dust and scratches removed and dark areas lightened using HP Real Life technologies. The HP Scanjet G4050 comes with a transparent material adapter capable of taking multiple formats. It takes multiple photos, 16 35mm slides, 30 35mm frames, two medium-format film frames and one 4x5-inch film frame, making it one of the most productive and flexible photo scanners yet.
More information regarding HP’s announcements at Photokina is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/photokinaevent2006.