Re: [Histonet] Flatbed Scanners for EM negatives
When we bought the Arcus II they advertised that you could
scan 35mm slides. It had the highest resolution at the time
and is 36 bit color. Now you can get even higher
resolution and 48 bit. It only came with one cover which
has the light in it. So there is two light sources one in
the cover and one in the base. You change the setting in
the software to choose between reflective or transparent.
We liked the idea of not having to change covers. We
thought it was safer for the scanner to not have someone
possibly drop a cover while changing it. The only problem
we have is for that model they don't have a driver that
works with OS X so we have to use it with one of our older
I personally own a epson scanner and I like the AGFA better.
Staff Research Associate II
University of CA, San Diego
Department of Orthopedics
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0630
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Bill Blank wrote:
> At 10:25 AM -0700 10/15/03, K. Bowden wrote:
>> We use Macintosh computers and do most all of our scanning on an AGFA
>> Arcus II. I'm not sure if they sell that model any longer but I'm
>> sure the latest model would have at lest the same quality if not
>> better. We scan x-rays, 35 mm slides, we have even placed MMA
>> embedded sections directly in the scanner and got excellent results.
> Do you scan directly on the scanner glass or does the scanner have a
> negative attachment or cover? I use UMAX Powerlook III's and get poor
> results when using the normal cover. But, with the negative attachment
> (which is a different cover) works fine. The light is transmitted
> through the negative and the CCD sensor is in the cover which picks up
> the image.
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