Is it too late to write something about this subject? A 3F file stores light information arriving from a negative, which is no longer identical to the light coming directly from the subject. The scanner diminishes these excuses and lets me concentrate more on the actual shooting process, rather than being concerned with production hiccups. Heavy approximately 55 pounds , software could have included dust and scratch removal. But to realize that excellence requires starting with an outstanding file. After several months of heavy use, I think the Flextight X1 is perhaps the best photographic purchase I have ever made.

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Between the fairly affordable and, decent, for what they are flatbeds on the one end and foextight high end populated by this Flextight X1, its bigger brother the X5, and a few true drum scanners If you are deeply committed to film, either because you continue to shoot it or because you have a large archive, then you need this scanner.

This very successful color negative scan was no fluke as I followed it with many others with equally challenging subject attributes, all of which yielded entirely satisfactory image files comparable to scans one expects from good quality transparencies. It’s slow, tedious, and prone to less than great flexgight unless careful attention to detail is maintained.

The catch to this was that turnaround times were slow; I had to be very imxcon with what I scanned, and I was essentially at the mercy of whomever was operating the scanner. The Imacon Flextight Photo captured the fine detail in the full range of tones and rendered the unusual coloration of this just after dusk exposure with extreme fidelity. Scanning a 6×6 could take let say 5min with a imacon, with the epson I used them when I needed to, but somehow convinced myself that flatbed scanning was just as good for my needs.


The good news is that scanning with the X1, using the included FlexColor software, is imacob than any other scanning I’ve ever done. Consider it like re-scanning, but without the film original present.

Rated 3 out of 5 by Steven from Superb hardware. Then you have to start all over again. Fortunately I had an open calendar and was imaco to work with the Imacon Flextight Photo more than enough to try and learn all of its capabilities, as well as test scan a very diverse selection of film types and images with a wide range of subjects. The Flextight X5 is the top model in the Flextight scanner series providing the best of all worlds.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Foster Jr.

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The shape and configuration of the Imacon Photo is unusual because rather than use the folded optics using mirrors between the scan surface and the CCD array, Imacon puts this entire path in a straight line, somewhat like a darkroom enlarger in reverse, creating a uniquely tall overall shape.

The adaptive light source used in the Imacon adjusts the illumination level transmitted through the film to compensate for atypical image imafon possibly caused by underexposure of a transparency or low-key subject, avoiding the potential for noise in the shadows of a scan. The X1 and its software, FlexColor, does. I never used that device and won’t miss that capability. I had no previous experience with a Flextight scanner but had done thousands of scans on lesser machines in the mid-late s.

Discussion in ‘ Digital Darkroom ‘ started by rondalJan 18, It is easy to use, and is built with a vertical optical system to allow flexight CCD to flextitht downwards, creating a glass-free optical path between the original and the lens. I no longer must fret about making scans or unreasonably justifying my desire vlextight shoot film. The control window dialogs are full floating imqcon can be arranged conveniently and either left remaining on-screen at all times or some may be closed and others opened as needed.


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The Imacon Flextight has been described by some as a drum or ‘virtual drum’ scanner, in that the film is bent over a curved surface to result in scans with perfect edge to edge focus.

Christmas Is Arriving Fast squint to see the bike in the window. This is exactly like re-scanning but without the need for the film original to be present.

I was able to scan all formats supported by the Imacon, and scanned a collection of films including black and white silver-based and chromogenic negatives, color negatives on portrait and higher contrast commercial films, as well as a wide range of transparency films from the most current Ektachrome VS through a variety including a set of year-old Agfachrome CT images.

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Freedom of imscon The freedom not to have to choose between digital or film, for instance. Is this scanner even up to current standards?

The X1 can blaze along at up to 60MB per minute, which is unusually efficient. Black and white silver-based film images are also well within the Imacon scan capabilities, and even some which were dense due to some overexposure scanned without any highlight blocking. This provides a true optical resolution of dpi applied clextight all formats from 35mm through 6x18cm supported by the scanner.