Hasselblad Flextight X1 Scanner. That’s when you need the Flextight. With the infinite rolloff in the highlights. 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. The patented virtual drum solution produces optimal focusing across the whole of the original, and the flexible holder guarantees easy mounting combined with safe and cautious handling of your originals. Well, maybe I had some loose judgement one day but, after years of debate, I finally convinced myself to get my dream piece of equipment:

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About the Imacon 949 Flextight Film Scanner

Photoshopas well as a CMYK output profile selection. I no longer must fret about making scnner or unreasonably justifying my desire to shoot film. Photographic film images in all sizes from 35mm through 6x18cm Software: Gives you the best scans you will ever get unless you go to a bureau for a drum scan and even that is hard to tell apart. When the scan is begun the transport pulls the holder onto a drum-shaped support. Ready for Your Close-Up?: Fast to use and very straightforward.

The Imacon Flextight Photo professional film scanner. Batch Scanning Capabilities With the FlexHolder system you either mount several originals in one holder or a film strip of 4 or 6 images.

About the Imacon Flextight Film Scanner – Image Science

Hasselblad Flextight X1 reviews. The X1’s dpi maximum resolution is more than you’ll need in most cases, and although many scanners have a higher optical resolution, they’ll not have better clarity and detail when scanning photographic film. I never used that device and won’t miss that capability. Some were steeply downward-looking.


But the real question is: To use the scanner there is a thick, hinged panel in the front you fold down that has an etched grid-pattern glass top surface lit from below from a window at the side of the scanner’s tube-type light source.

I am also able to make 3f Hasselblad raw scans too but I haven’t found a plugin for PS that actually processes these scans in svanner.

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I ended up selling a couple decades worth of gear, including most of my Imscon glass, to fund mine. Nonetheless, a 3F file provides a far superior range of options for subsequent work than does a TIF. The X1itself is as quirky as it is unique but it lived up to its reputation for producing sharp, even scans and excellent darks and lights. The freedom not to have to choose between digital or film, for instance. Hasselblad Flextight X1 overview.

When selecting the 3F file format in automatic scan mode, images are scanned at a specified resolution of 16 bits per color. Turns out, maybe they’re thinking about you. Items discussed in article Hasselblad Flextight X1 Scanner. This is a imacoon advantage and rarely achieved with some unusual film formats like the large number of 6x12cm negatives I scanned, which when scanned with some scanners suffer from unevenness because the film sags in the middle, especially with some very thin-based films.


Christmas Is Arriving Fast squint to see the bike in the window. Our X5 scanner even has active sensor cooling, which means that an electronic cooling device is placed directly on the CCD, which increases signal to noise ratio by 1 to 2 bits. It is easy to use, and is built with a vertical optical system to allow the CCD to face downwards, creating sacnner glass-free optical path between the original and the lens.

In that way you can utilize the advanced batch scanning capabilities scanning up to 6 images in one pass. The software gets 1 or 2 stars. If you love film, get this scanner. 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.

Most were downward-looking sweeps. No matter how incorrect this statement might be, you hope to someday catch your judgement off guard and splurge on something lavish. RAW files store light information arriving directly from the subject. The base of each holder is a good-sized rectangle of thin stainless steel in which an aperture is cut the size of the sacnner format to be scanned.