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SF is often a bit too general, referring to functionality present in one type of scanner and not in the tf.

AST Ascentia A+Universal film scanner for 35mm and 60mm films supporting up to 4000 dpi
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My scanning sequence for a filmstrip is: Set film type, run the image overview, Prescan one of the images by selecting it and clicking OK, run the Job manager, select the images to be scanned, add them to the batch, select the first one, click the pencil, set the scanning parameters film Microtek ArtixScan 120tf Scanner (SCSI), resolution, Negafix, etc. Don't expect the file naming convention chosen to work.

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If you find out how, please tell me. Keeping the film flat helps, but getting the beast to focus properly is another matter altogether. While SF mentions several modes of focussing, the tf accepts either autofocus or none. It is somewhere mentioned that the tf uses contrast in the negative for focusing, but the focus point is always in Microtek ArtixScan 120tf Scanner (SCSI) center of the crop frame.

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If that is an area with no contrast edges, focus will presumably be hit-and-miss. The ArtixScan tf is an advanced, multi format scanner combining dual FireWire and SCSI-2 interfaces with an excellent dpi resolution, Microtek ArtixScan 120tf Scanner (SCSI) colour depth and a 4. Outstanding Image Quality With its 10, element linear CCD, the ArtixScan tf reaches a resolution of up to pixels per inch, allowing professional users to work with small protions of an image for large scale enlargements at maximum sharpness and clarity without sacrificing any detail.

Supports 35mm Slides, Strips and Film Format The ArtixScan tf lets users scan 35mm filmstrips and slide formats and provides a fast and easy way to handle films via a 6 frame, filmstrip holder and a 4 frame 35mm slide holder. This film scanner can also scan film, 6x9 cm, 6x7cm, 6x6cm, and 6x4.

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Resolution The maximum optical resolution is dpi. You can also setbut as you can see it's equivalent to 2x enlargement in a graphic editor. Films usually contain a bit more information.


The resolution chart shown was shot on Mikrat film with the Yashica lens. Compare the images below resulted from scanning and shooting under a microscope with the Casio QV digital camera.

Microtek ArtixScan 120tf Scanner

Below you can see the central part of the resolution chart starting from the 5th circle. The digital camera can get only a small fragment, but the enlargement noticeably exceeds the film potential.

It's easier to estimate losses by the radial resolution chart: You can distinguish 1. The resolution of dpi completely realizes the scanner's potential, while at some information gets lost.

The scanner perfectly processes high optical density. The first zone is the negative, the second zone is covered with the filter of the one-order reduction, the third zone is covered with two filters of the total two-order reduction. That's all about the scanner.

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Now we turn to the achievements of film and digital cameras. In the heavy-weight class we have Bessa Voigtlander and Mamiya C33 with the frame formats of 6x9 and 6x6 respectively.

In the mid-range class we have both amateur-level and professional cameras: The analysis shows that the upper rational resolution for the Bessa Voigtlander is dpi, the further resolution increase doesn't reveal new details but even makes the image blurrier. At the frame format of 6x9 cm we got a frame of x pixels, Thin pressed metal, decorative leather cover.

Voigtar Voigtlander-Braunschweig lens 1: Frame size 6x9 and 6x4. Quite simply, if image detail and accurate colors are required, SilverFast is the answer.

Medium format film can be scanned in strips as follows: Advanced Auto-Focus System Most auto-focus systems use a moving-lens system which can introduce potential magnification issues. Microtek ArtixScan tf Color Film Scanner (35 mm) scanner.


SCSI-2 cable included for legacy system connectivity. ICC-compliant for Color Accuracy. Microtek ArtixScan tf - film scanner (35 mm) - desktop - FireWire, SCSI overview and full product specs on CNET.

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