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Tips, suggestions, reviews, information on desktop 35mm slide scanners plus 4x5 inch transparency scanners.

Review 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).

review 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.

Leaf 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 companies.

No 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).

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Index and directory of all internal links for cameras and scanners review of Nikon 35mm slide scanner We have rerouted some pages, please transfer to updated slide scanner gateway.
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