• Scanning, whether from transparencies, negatives or reflectives was once an occupation on its own. Nnowadays more & more photographers are finding the need to include this activity in their workflow. There are many reasons why a high-end scanner can be seen as an integral part of a photographer's equipment today.
Having a device that has the quality to reproduce all the subtle details embedded in your negatives & transparencies & which gives you full control over the crucial interpretation of your work is what makes a Hasselblad scanner attractive. Your valuable originals are never out of your custody & you are the one who decides when to do what & how. You are the one in control!
Flextight scanners are all built to the same formula. A vertical optical system allows the CCD to face downwards creating a glass-free optical path between the original & the lens. The patented virtual drum solution produces optimal focusing across the whole of the original & the flexible holder guarantees easy mounting combined with a safe & cautious handling of your originals.
The components in Flextight scanners are very much the same making the quality between the devices comparable. Differences between the models are more a matter of features & capabilities, the most important factor probably being productivity!
The Flextight X1 model should serve most photographers' needs. Quality is unsurpassed, it is fast & it can take care of most kinds of originals. And, as with any other scanner in this family, it is easy to use.
6300 dpi is more than you need in most cases & even though you can find scanners with higher optical resolution you will not find better clarity & detail rendition when scanning photographic film. This is due to the electronic handling of the sensor, the mechanical precision as well as the quality of filters & the resolving power of the Rodenstock lens.
The Flextight X1 is an unusually efficient scanner that will carry out most tasks quickly & easily. The easy to mount FlexHolder system produces a very high throughput. As the electronics run at a low frequency, no Peltier cooling device is needed.
With the FlexHolder system you either mount several originals in one holder or a film strip of 4 or 6 images. In that way you can utilize the advanced batch scanning capabilities scanning up to 6 images in one go. Alternatively, you can utilize the unique 3F scanning feature.
If you mount a film strip & press the 3F auto scan button the scanner will automatically detect & crop each image & save it with different names. The images are scanned in a specified resolution at 16 bit per color. In this way the full range of the original is extracted from the scan.
The 3F file is never altered but will act as a preview scan when you open it later & you can re-do all operations & change whatever parameter you like. This is exactly like re-scanning but without the film original present.