New Pacific Image scanner

mohican

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Pacific Image just released new scanner on the market - PRIME-FILM 7250-PRO 3 that is available at Adorama and B&H Photo right now. Specs on paper look great, price is under $500 after rebate, which makes me wonder if it's any good at all. Would be interesting to hear from the first users



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jsmisc

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I had not heard of Pacific Image. I don't think their products are imported into the UK. It looks interesting but seems to be 35mm only.

Another new model which does interest me is the Microtek ArtixScan M1:

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but it is not available in the UK yet and I have not read any tests for it.
 

mohican

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Pacific Image has been around for quite a while, they're the OEM manufacturer for Braun's scanners.

As far as Microtek M1 goes - I'm personally not interested in this type of thing. I prefer the idea of dedicated film scanner. Speaking of which, their 4000 ArtixScan 4000 model hasn't been updated in a long time and they're running rebates on it for quite a while, which I suspect means they don't sell too well.

Mike.
 

jsmisc

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I think we only have the Braun Multimag Slidescan 4000 over here which is a sort of slide projector which scans.

The reason I am interested in the new types of flat bed scanners such as the Epson V750 for film scanning is because they do medium format at far lower cost than a dedicated film scanner and the results seems to be pretty good from what I have read.

I have a very good 35mm film scanner already in the Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 and I don't really want to scrap that, nor to spend over £2000 on the Nikon Coolscan 9000 so unfortunately I will have to compromise.

The new M1 looks as though it might achieve what the Epson V750 does but without the need for the optional fluid mounting which would be a plus. I haven't found any reviews for it yet though.

John
 

mohican

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The M1 is not going to be out until June, so in all likelihood you won't see any reviews until August (if at all).

Mike.
 

jsmisc

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Thanks Mike,

It looks like I shall just have to be patient
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I'm full of hope that Amateur Photographer will test it. They did a comprehensive test of the V750 and found in favour.

Cheers,
John
 
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