suggestions, reviews, information on desktop 35mm slide scanners
plus 4x5 inch transparency scanners.
of the Leaf 35mm slide scanner
and Leaf 4x5 transparency scanners: (we can save you the trouble
of linking. The Leaf slide scanners are technology of previous generations,
are long ago obsolete, and if they were as quirky as the Leaf Lumina
scanning camera it would be hard to recommend them no matter what).
of the Leaf
Lumina in 100 words or less: avoid it. We tried it out;
had difficulty getting it set up. The lens was a cheap off-brand.
The balance was overweight to the front so the scanner always tipped
over. It was already years old technology when we first tried it.
Conclusion: no pros, all cons.
scanning backs are the non plus ultra of high-end professional photography
and the company that makes them (Scitex) stands for the ultimate
high-end. But this again is all a reputation made several years
ago before the onslaught of more aggressive midrange and even low-end
sacred cows in the scanning world. We review as we find the products.
If the product is good it will prove itself relatively quickly.
We also attend leading international trade shows, in Germany (Photokina
and CeBIT) as well as across the USA (from Orlando in the East to
Long Beach-Los Angeles in the West).
kinds of new reviews of midrange and high-end scanners are in the
works. Check out www.flatbed-scanner-review.org and other sites
in this network.
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