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    Re: Good news!

    Liz

    You're such a sweetie. I hope my slides don't disappoint

    It was my pleasure taking that shot of you and you're a great subject!

    I did send you a copy of it, right?

    Take care,
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    Re: Fantastic. Now...

    Steve with the wit...

    Yes but unless I can capture it on 120 what is good is that really? LOL
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    Wink Congratulations Rickster!

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    After years and years of watching and waiting, I am finally getting a film scanner for Christmas

    GONE are the days of getting my slides printed so I can later scan the prints!.

    Now you all will finally get to see all the beauitful Velvia sildes I have been shooting over the years but didn't have a convenient way to digitize. You'll also get to see the medium format shots I've been taking recently.

    Oh, happy day

    Rick

    What a gift! Can't wait to see those slides!!!

    BTW, I didn't buy a D70 today!
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    Re: Congratulations Rickster!

    Speed - I still didn't buy a D70 today either!

    Looks like Santa will be bringing an Epson this year since I would basically have to sell my Mamiya to buy the scanner capable of scanning its film! I am content with a quality scanner capable of putting my slides and 120 up here for you all to see.

    For my next camera I'm looking at... brace yourself.... LARGE FORMAT to get the kind of shots I see in magazines like Arizona Highways. Absolutely incredible photography there imo. And large format gives you greater depth of field since you can tilt the film plane to mirror the landscape you're looking at. I may just skip the DSLR genre altogether!

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    Re: Good news!

    Mark, thanks for the link. I'm looking through it right now.

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    Re: Good news!

    Update and a question:

    So now I am in love with the Epson 4990 which as stated before Ken Rockwell thought highly of and sounds like just the ticket. I can scan 35mm, 120, and in the future when I go large I will be able to scan 4x5 and 8x10 with it as well. How killer is that? The image quality is reported to be close to dedicated film scanners.

    My question:
    Who here owns the 4990? There are two versions, the Pro and the Photo. The Pro comes with additional software. I am wondering, is the extra $100+ worth it for the Pro. Any comments appreciated.

    TIA!
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    Re: Good news!

    Rick, I have the 4870 pro. I think that the main difference is that it has Silverfast software which is more controlable than epson software. Also monaco easycolor software for calibration. The silverfast software is an advanced pro version.
    I havent used silverfast and I can't get the moniter calibration to work on my computer.
    IMHO your saving $1200 instead of $1300, so go for it.
    I recall that I read an article in Shutterbug online and they were very impressed with the silverfast software. That was in their review of the 4870.
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    EDIT. To be more clear, The pro version is the same as the photo version. Plus it has some additional software that you can load and use if you want to. And as I recall The Shutterbug article praised the silverfast software.
    EDIT 2. Not what I thought but hers Shutterbug review.http://www.shutterbug.com/test_reports/0704sb_epson/
    Perhaps google epson 4870 REVIEWS.
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    Re: Good news!

    Mark,

    Thanks for all the info. That's what I wanted to hear was a personal revew of the quality of the software. Sounds like the extra Pro software is worth it. I'll go look at the links. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Mark,

    Thanks for all the info. That's what I wanted to hear was a personal revew of the quality of the software Thanks.

    Rick


    OUCH!
    OK, one more link, not because I like you, but I wanna see your film.
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    http://shutterbug.com/equipmentrevie...ers/0905epson/

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