Reviews and Problems with Microtek ArtixScan 120tf
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Anonymous, B&H Photo
8 September 2006
Summary: I won this scanner for both 35mm negatives and 2 1/4 negs. The operation is a bit slow but the results are good. The software is excellent but has a learning curve. The challenge I have with the machine is the amount of dust captured. As soon as I am able to clean out the hardware some how, my experience will improve tremendously. I would also say the the negatives holder could be improved.
Summary: I've owned one of these scanners for about four years, when it was marketed with the Polaroid brand name (and almost twice the current price). It's not as fast as I would like, but it's great for those like me, who shot with 120 and 35mm for many years, and have since gone digital. Problems Encountered: I would like to get updated software for it. It has a database of negative film stock to select profiles for, but the profiles are for current films ...
Summary: I was skeptical at first when I heard that Microtek was coming out with a medium format scanner, as I had only seen 35mm scanners from them. My skepticism aside this is a great product. I read a few reviews online and decided to live a little and take the plunge. I received the scanner, set it up and then went to work with it. The installation was flawless in Windows XP and the firewire connection seems very responsive.