I am considering the following scanner to be used for submitting prints to APUG Gallery as well as for transmission to some of my photographer friends. Also, I would like to explore the possibility of making 8x10 negatives for contact printing AZO from 4x5 negatives since I don't plan to get an 8x10 camera. However, my primary interest is the former.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
Micro Tek 6100 Pro $275 plus shipping
Optical resolution: 3200 x 6400 dpi
Interpolated Resolution (maximum): 65,535 dpi (PC)
Lamp source: Cold Cathode ray
Dmax: 3.8 – 4.2 range shadows
LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast Ai 6
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
Adobe Photoshop Album SE
Microtek ScanWizard™ 5
Microtek Scan, Copy, Email, OCR, Scan to Web utilities
ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR
Kodak Digital Science Color Management
Adobe Acrobat Reader