Microtek 120TF Multi-format film scanner

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  1. srtiwari

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    "Like new" Microtek 120TF Multi-format film scanner, that I have only had a few weeks. The machine comes with all the holders, cables, PS Elements 3, IT8 Data CD, and Scan wizard Pro TX software. Also included is the ANR Glass carrier for 120 film, which is extra, and ensures film flatness.

    $975, (including shipping and Paypal fee) in CONUS. Will have to check cost of shipping for other parts of the World.

    The scanner runs very well on a friend's Imac running Mac OS X 10.5, but the Pro TX software is not supported by my iMac running Mac OS X 10.6 . And I do NOT like using Vuescan- too fiddly for me.
    I have found the scans to have dust, but keeping negatives/slides very clean, eliminates much of the problem. The remaining bits can be cleaned up in PS or LR, as with any other scanner.

    The scans are very similar to those from Nikon 9000ED, and better than those from a Epson V700. I have tested both of these.
    I can also make a copy of the Polaroid Dust and Scratch software for the buyer.

    It is a big heavy scanner, comes in a box which it will be shipped in, insured.
    I usually quote the Paypal fee and shipping separately, but am including it here as a trial for buyers in CONUS. I will need to work out shipping costs with those in other parts of the World.

    Will only take item back, and refund price (-$50 shipping) if description seriously different from the item.

    I have bought and sold plenty (too much ??) here and on RFF, and on EBay as Kerichokid.

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  2. thebanana

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  3. srtiwari

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    $975, (including shipping and Paypal) in CONUS. Will have to check cost of shipping for other parts of the World.
    (Sorry, forgot all about the numbers :smile: )
     
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    Price Drop to $900 inclusive, in CONUS !
     
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    Really tempting. Where are you located?
     
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    I am in Florida.
     
  7. Dante Stella

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    This is a steal (have you priced LS-8000s and 9000s lately?).

    One thing that no one notices is that the Nikon LS8000/9000 cannot handle a strip of 2 6x12 negatives - it does not physically fit in the holder. The Microtek 120TF and Sprintscan 120 (basically the same scanner) have a wide enough holder aperture to handle this (as well as strips of 5 6x4.5 frames, another thing that doesn't work on the Nikon). You're still limited to scanning 2 6x9s at a time (or 3 6x6 or 4 6x4.5s), but at least you don't have to recut your negs to fit them into the holder.

    Another benefit of the Microtek/Polaroid is the cold cathode light source, which is a lot more forgiving of base-side film scratches. I have both the Polaroid and the Nikon, so I know.
     
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    Whether it is sold to a scanner, send it in Bosnia, and how much