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    New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    Hello all,

    Microtek has a couple of new flatbed scanners out the ArtixScan M2/F2 series, I bought one recently and have posted a little mini review on my blog:http://garynylander.blogspot.ca/2013...2-scanner.html

    Thanks for looking,

    Gary
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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    thanks for your review!
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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    Can you comment on how well it handles color neg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan J. Eberle View Post
    Can you comment on how well it handles color neg?
    Hello Ivan,

    Sorry, I don't scan a lot of color negatives in large format to give you an accurate answer, I do have some 8 x 10 transparencies somewhere in my collection other than that I mostly have 35mm and 120 color negatives and I think something like the new Plustek 120 would be better suited for those kinds of film sizes. I would think that the M2/F2 should handle color negatives quite well, although it also depends on the scanning software ( and the operator ), in the case of the new Microtek F2 scanner it's SilverFast 8. Scanning color negatives has its challenges

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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    nice review. although my budget range for a scanner is not more than $400. any other microtek scanner that can scan quality 4x5?
    i just found the distributor of microtek and plustek here in iran. will do some research..

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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    Quote Originally Posted by tenderobject View Post
    nice review. although my budget range for a scanner is not more than $400. any other microtek scanner that can scan quality 4x5?
    i just found the distributor of microtek and plustek here in iran. will do some research..
    Perhaps something used maybe?, I have heard many good things about the Epson 4990 scanner which you should be able to get for much less than $400.
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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Nylander View Post
    Perhaps something used maybe?, I have heard many good things about the Epson 4990 scanner which you should be able to get for much less than $400.

    Hi Gary, im not sure if i could get a hold of epson 4990 here in iran. Even in my manila i can't seem to find one anymore. Is microtek scanmaker i800 that bad scanner? That one is available in iran and the artixscan although that is kinda expensive for my budget

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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    Quote Originally Posted by tenderobject View Post
    Hi Gary, im not sure if i could get a hold of epson 4990 here in iran. Even in my manila i can't seem to find one anymore. Is microtek scanmaker i800 that bad scanner? That one is available in iran and the artixscan although that is kinda expensive for my budget
    I honestly couldn't give you a recommendation in regards to the Microtek i800 as I have never used it.
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    Re: New Microtek M2/F2 flatbed scanners

    thanks gary. sorry

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