You must log in or sign up to reply here. The software gets 1 or 2 stars. Brooks, Imacon scanners stand out from the rest because the company follows a more focused purpose in their design. Hasselblad could do a better job with customer support and with supplying detailed instructions on use of this Scanner. This along with the very effective automated adjustment capabilities of Colorflex makes the entire system very efficient to use supporting the acquisition of a high number of scanned images within a limited space of time. It also scans at a bit depth of 14 bits per RGB channel.

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The X1 and its software, FlexColor, does.

I was able to scan all formats supported by the Imacon, and scanned a collection of films including black and white silver-based and chromogenic negatives, color negatives on portrait and higher contrast commercial films, as well as a wide range of transparency films from the most current Ektachrome VS through a variety including a set of year-old Agfachrome CT images. It will not serve as wide a range of uses as a family car, but what it is designed for, handling and performance, it does much better than a family car.

I ended up selling a couple decades worth of gear, including most of my Nikon glass, to fund mine. Caribou – Denali, Alaska. The X1 is roughly equivalent to the oldbut lacks the ability to take the multi-holder for batch scanning of several negative holders.

About the Imacon 949 Flextight Film Scanner

Alternatively, you can utilize the unique 3F scanning feature. A preview that represents the full bit depth of the scanner’s capability comes up quickly and is adjustable in size of the preview window to the space you have available on your monitor screen.

The Imacon Colorflex software supports Macintosh and MS Windows operating systems, providing a flexible and powerful set of tools easily customized to meet a variety of work input and output requirements.


For rlextight information, contact Imacon Inc. I was losing the battle of trying to justify my inferior scans, and started resorting to outsourcing my scanning jobs to professional labs with their own Imacons or drum scanners.

This optimum image quality is due to the electronic image handling of the sensor, the mechanical precision of the device, the quality of the sensor filters, and the resolving power of the Rodenstock lens. When selecting the 3F file format in automatic scan mode, images are scanned flextigbt a specified resolution of 16 bits per color.

The new generation of Hasselblad scanners, the Flextight X1 and X5, are both built around the same foundation. Naturally, the extraordinary scanning speed of the Flextight X5 plays a key part in increasing your productivity.

Up to dpi Resolution A resolution of dpi is more than you need in most cases, and although you can find scanners with a higher optical resolution, you will not find better clarity flexttight detail rendition when scanning photographic film in flextighf other scanner.

Nonetheless, a 3F file provides a far superior range of options for subsequent work than does a TIF. Sorry, you’re not going to get that amazing file with that Epson flatbed. Leave this field blank.

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Christmas Is Arriving Fast squint to see the bike fleztight the window. Heat reduction solutions are another example of features not found on lower range scanners. It has been an entirely enjoyable and satisfying experience scanning every imaginable kind of film image with the Imacon Photo. First of all the image sharpness and detail is at an unusually high level for the scan setting in all cases, but even rarer, this high level of image information is precisely uniform all across the image from corner to corner.


Looking fllextight a decade, when I was still in school getting my undergrad degree in photography, I was fortunate enough to have unrestricted access to several of these impressive machines. International orders are processed the next shipping day. By removing the power supply outside the scanner and using a cold cathode light tube, which produces very little infrared waves, Hasselblad scanners eliminate two common sources of heat-related noise. The patented virtual drum solution produces optimal focusing across the entire original, and the flexible holder guarantees easy mounting and safe and secure handling of your originals.

The technology in the is as good as, if not better than, the now re-branded Hasselblad X5 machines.

The Imacon Flextight Photo design advantages are backed up by performance attributes of the internal components which are of a much iamcon than typical order. It also scans at a bit depth of 14 bits per RGB channel. In terms of shadow penetration, sharpness and low noise, it is one of the best scanners on the planet and easily competes with any other scanner available.

I interface the scanner through a newer iMac using a thunderbolt 2 to FW adapter, 3rd party purchase. Most were downward-looking sweeps.

Imacon Flextight Precision II — still worth buying today?

Yes up to six images depending on film format and holder used. This very successful color negative scan was no fluke as I followed it with many others with equally challenging subject attributes, all of which yielded entirely satisfactory image files comparable to scans one expects fledtight good quality transparencies.

Ease of use, incomparable quality, unique, batch scanning facilities all packed in a classical and characteristic design.