Film flatness: Nikon 8000/9000 vs 5000 for 35mm

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by raymond_tai, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. I have a Nikon LS8000 for scanning 6x6 and got the glass holder for 120 and am pretty happy with it.
    However the 35mm strip holder is pretty flimsey and with the strips of film in it I can see it isn't flat with
    the center bulging out a bit. Maybe it doesn't matter I don't know. Also the LS8000 is pretty slow in
    both loading and scanning so I am tempted to get a new LS5000 just for 35mm if it holds the film
    flatter. I am wondering if anyone has used both the LS5000 and LS8000 or LS9000 and care to give
    some pointers.
  2. The LS-4000/5000 use the same film strip feeder. It holds the film very flat and is much faster to use than the LS-8000 holder. However, I've never had a problem with 35mm film flatness in the LS-8000 either.
  3. Why don't you just scan the 35mm film strips in your glass holder on the LS800? It might be a bit slow having to make frame selections for the frame area, but the glass holder will give you a perfectly flat piece of film to scan.

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