SprintScan 4000 35mm Film Scanner


Polaroid

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The SprintScan 4000 35mm Film Scanner

Very high resolution scanner for negatives and slides, color or black & white. Easy interface makes scanning fun and friendly. Results in auto mode are fantastic! Many of the images on this site were scanned with its predecesor, the SprintScan 35 Plus.

From the manufacturer:
The new SprintScan 4000 35mm Digital Film Scanner from Polaroid has the highest resolution of any digital film scanner available today. At 4000 dpi, it produces a level of detail that simply cannot be matched by any other desktop scanner.

Polaroid has a proven history of success with its family of SprintScan 35mm scanners. The SprintScan 4000 maintains the incredibly fast scan speed for which Polaroid is known. It's also the world’s first 4000 dots per inch (dpi) film scanner that produces scanned images in under one minute.


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Average Rating: 0.5 out of 5

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Jim Collier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/4/2004
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Rating: 0.5 out of 5
This thing is a total Piece Of S***. Terrible, terrible image quality.

And it is so flimsy and cheaply constructed. The negative try is a bear to get in, takes several tries. Nothing should be that difficult, it's totally rediculous. It is also very difficult to get negatives to sit right in the clamshell. You literally have to use scotch tape to hole them in place. And if your negatives are even slightly warped, forget it--they are going to be blurry and there aint a darn thing you can do about it (except press the negatives flat before scanning and hope you get it right the first time before they heat up).

Dust is a really bad problem with this scanner, now matter how well you clean the negatives.

If I do say so myself, I am pretty good at adjusting levels, dynamic range, color tone and balance....but this POS produces the most off-balance, washed out, blurry, grainy scans you can imagine. I've fussed and fiddled with it for countless hours, trying every combination of parameters. I've mastered both sets of drivers (PolaColor and Silverfast), and the results always just...suck. This model is discontinued thank God, but don't even think about buying one used (unless you want to buy mine for cheap so I can buy a Nikon Coolscan 5000--a REAL scanner).

6/4/2004 4:44:11 PM
 

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