Official Plustek OpticFilm 120 Sample Scans

October 16, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Scanners | Comment | |
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Plustek has released three sample images scanned with its brand new OpticFilm 120 dedicated medium-format film scanner at 5300ppi. Shot with a Rolleiflex T Type 2 TLR camera on Kodak Professional T-Max 400 and Ilford HP5 films, the samples have a pixel count of ~121 million (approximately 11,000x11,000 pixels) each. Two of them are presented as TIFFs, while the third one is a JPEG. According to Plustek they were all “scanned using the Auto CCR function of LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Studio 8.” You can download the Plustek OpticFilm 120 samples from the website below but do note that the files are huge and Plustek warns that the “link may be removed at any time if bandwidth restrictions are exceeded.”

Website: Plustek OpticFilm 120 Sample Images

To download the samples, first highlight the file name and right-click for a floating menu, then select ‘Download’ from the list of available options. The company says these photos were scanned using pre-production drivers and software and warns that image quality from production scanners may be different.

We are a bit surprised at Plustek’s choice of film for its first three samples - TMax 400 and HP5 are both great emulsions but we expected to see scans of slower, finer-grained films such as Kodak TMax 100, Ilford Delta 100 or Adox CMS 20 - or slow colour transparencies like Velvia 50 -, which would have shown the scanner’s strengths and weaknesses even more clearly. The company is promising to release further samples - including scans of colour films - on “Friday or next Monday.”

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