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Re: [ccp4bb]: digital imaging of crystals
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On Fri, 11 May 2001, Phil Jeffrey wrote:
> If I might respecfully disagree with Harry Powell, flat bed scanners are
> often extremely poor negative/slide scanners. They are especially
> atrocious for slides. Much better to get a slide/negative scanner (HP,
> Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Poloroid all make respectible models), e.g. the HP
> Photosmart S20 gets good reviews. There's a fair amount of www info out
> there on the "digital darkroom" if you want to go that route.
No need to be respectful about it - I haven't tried the slide/negative
adaptors so can't make any comment about their quality! However, I note
that the US price of the Photosmart S20 is $499 (last updated on HP's
website http://www.pandi.hp.com/pandi-db/prodinfo.main?product=photos20scanner )
is rather higher than the cost of the slide adaptors I suggested.
You pays your money and you takes your choice...
BTW, has anyone else posting to ccp4bb recently been getting messages
from "firstname.lastname@example.org" apologizing for _not_ spamming?
Dr Harry Powell, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, MRC Centre, Hills
Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH