The exception would be if you’re one of the couple-dozen master wet printers left in the world. I ended up selling a couple decades worth of gear, including most of my Nikon glass, to fund mine. The Flextight Holder With the Special Flextight Holders and Virtual Drum system, The Flextight is able to keep the original in perfect focus across the scan line by bending the original around a virtual drum, while avoiding Newton rings and minimizes the number of surfaces in the light path resulting in cleaner scans. No, you never expected to pay this much – not even close – for a Gives you the best scans you will ever get unless you go to a bureau for a drum scan and even that is hard to tell apart.

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Imacon Flextight 848 Film Scanners

Dust spotting afterwards is about as much fun as going to the dentist. Up flexight dpi Resolution Auto frame detection. Flextight scanners have all benefited from having external electronic controls, which ensures that the heat source is kept outside of the scanner.

The images captured by this scanner show an extremely wide dynamic range and uniform sharpness across their full width.

Be the first to review this item. The X1itself is as quirky as it is unique but it lived up to its reputation for producing sharp, even scans and excellent darks and lights.

Hasselblad Flextight X1 Scanner. Scans from this machine are the best I have ever seen from a Scanner. Clean Up Your Images The diffuse light source of the Imacon Flextight has a significant impact on reducing the visibility of dust and scratches, and masks almost all artifacts in a normal image and most of the artifacts that you see in a damaged original – without sacrificing the image sharpness. The only way to achieve the highest quality output is to start out with the best of the best quality Raw scan.


This new device holds up to ten magnetic holders, which can be placed quickly and simply in the unit either on-line or off-line to the scanner. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.

The Flextight is also designed for maximum productivity and ease of use. New electronics and optics increase speed and quality while productivity is improved with the ability to automatically scan up to 10 sets of transparency holders in a single pass.

Imacon launches flagship Flextight scanner | PrintWeek

However, Hasselblad provides a plugin on their web page to allow normal PS processing. They aren’t much slower, but neither has native software that works with any Mac OS beyond The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. The X1’s dpi maximum resolution is more than you’ll need in most cases, and although many scanners have a higher optical resolution, they’ll not have better clarity and detail when scanning photographic film. Up to dpi.

Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Postage: Yes, the scanner software works with MacOS Having a device that has the quality to reproduce all the subtle details embedded in your negatives and transparencies that gives you full control over the crucial interpretation of your work is what makes owning a Hasselblad scanner attractive.


The scanner end of the cable is the original FW and the other end is FW compatible.

The images are scanned in a specified resolution at 16 bit per color. The user has the option of setting up the system to automatically prescan all originals at the same settings, or to scan at a predetermined level eg Mb per image.

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RAW files store light information arriving directly from the subject. Or for emailing to your parents. If you’re serious about film, you need to find a way to get this scanner. It features 8,dpi resolution, D-Max of 4. This allows it to batch scan up to 50 35mm transparencies. Jon Bailey, ProCo New year predictions: Hasselblad Flextight accessories.

The 3F File and Workflow and 3F Auto Scan Button If you mount a film strip and press the 3F auto scan button the scanner will automatically detect and crop each image and save it with different names.

The reuse of files requires that the basic file is as large as possible and is clean without artifacts or prior manipulation. Film handling is very straightforward.

Gives you the best scans you will ever get unless you go to a bureau for a drum scan and even that is hard to tell apart.

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