Feb 19 2020

Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from The best scanner short of a drum scan This review, and this scanner, are not something for most people to even look at. The catch to this was that turnaround times were slow; I had to be very selective with what I scanned, and I was essentially at the mercy of whomever was operating the scanner. This scanner yields fantastic scans right out of the box. The takeaway seemed to be that Hasselblad might not be paying equal attention to the two versions. The technology in the is as good as, if not better than, the now re-branded Hasselblad X5 machines. The first and most basic element that is unique to the Imacon Photo is the film holder and transport that provides a basis for the name Flextight. Dust spotting afterwards is about as much fun as going to the dentist.

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Dust spotting afterwards is about as much fun as going to the dentist. While technically some drum scanners offer better specs on paper, the reality is that very few people seem to be able to achieve optimum results with these machines in actual practice, and because your images must be oil mounted, there are many disadvantages to the process.

I had crash problems as well as settings being dropped unpredictably and learned to keep backups of my Flexcolor user settings. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from The best scanner short of a drum scan This review, and this scanner, are not something for most people to even look at.

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The components used in both Flextight scanners are basically the same, meaning that whichever solution you choose, the quality level is virtually identical. In Stock Update Location close. 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. Caribou – Denali, Alaska. 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.


The X1 is roughly equivalent to the oldbut lacks the ability to take the multi-holder for batch scanning of several negative holders. Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff from Simply Superlative Scanner Yes, it’s so expensive that it literally takes your breath away. If I could have got the 3F plug-in to work I think my experience would have been much better.

It is easy to use, and is built with a vertical optical system to allow the CCD to face downwards, creating a glass-free optical path between the original and the lens. We’re sorry but our site requires JavaScript.

About the Imacon 949 Flextight Film Scanner

The Imacon Flextight is a superb scanner offering a dynamic range of 4. See any errors on this page? However, this negative scanned by the Imacon Photo to make a digital file with incredible detail and excellent definition of all of the tones in the scene from deep shadows to fully detailed highlights, even revealing detail inside the brightly lit rooms of many of the buildings.

Consider it like re-scanning, but without the film original present.

Things We Love: Imacon Flextight 646 Film Scanner

Easier than the Coolscan 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: The film frame to be scanned is placed between the steel base and rubber cover and is thereby held firmly in position. Hasselblad could do a better job with customer support and with supplying detailed instructions on use of this Scanner. The 3F file is never altered but will act as a “preview scan” when you open it later, and you can re-do all operations and change whatever parameters you wish.


I no longer must fret about making scans or unreasonably justifying my desire to shoot scannerr. International orders are processed the next shipping day.

On the other hand, if each image scanned requires a different approach, the manual access to all of the facets of setup and adjustment are straightforward and direct also supporting adaptive flexibility of use. This is exactly like re-scanning but without the need for the film original to be present. 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 X1 and its software, FlexColor, does.

In this way the full range of the original is extracted from the scan. I have no regrets at all about this purchase!

Christmas Is Arriving Fast squint to see the bike in the window. The images are scanned in a specified resolution at 16 bit per color. The new generation of Hasselblad scanners, the Flextight X1 and X5, are both built around the same foundation.

This composite film holder sdanner then put into the start position and a magnet that’s a part of the film transport mechanism secures the holder.