Microtek M1 Diary Updated!|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, January 4, 2008 - 00:15 EST)
We scan some Ektachrome and Kodachrome slides on the autofocus flatbed.
There are certainly many flatbeds that pretend to be able to scan film. With a lamp built into the cover, they offer resolutions that exceed reflective requirements.
But they generally suffer two problems: 1) an insufficient density range to capture detail in the shadows and highlights of film and 2) that plate of glass on the scanning bed that sits right in the middle of the optical path.
Beyond those two common pitfalls, none of them can autofocus. Except the Microtek M1. We put it to the test with some 35mm slides. Read our latest diary entry to see how it did.