Plustek Technology, a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer and professional imaging devices, announced today the launch of its new flagship film scanner, the OpticFilm 120. The OpticFilm 120 was designed to meet the image quality and workflow requirements of professional and advanced amateur photographers with the need to scan 120 or 35mm film. Plustek conducted extensive market research and designed the OpticFilm 120 to address customers concerns with resolution, film flatness and scanning workflow. During the OpticFilm 120 development phase, LaserSoft Imaging with more than 25 years of experience in digital imaging has significantly contributed to achieve the OpticFilm's superior quality.
With its elegant design and high-quality metal case, the OpticFilm 120 uses an 8-element in 5 groups custom designed glass lens with 5300 dpi optical resolution and high-quality CCD sensor with a breakthrough resolution of 10600 dpi and an effective usable Dynamic Range of 4.01(with SilverFast Multi-Exposure®/ according to ISO 21550:2004).
Plustek addressed the film flatness requirements of medium format film by designing patent-pending, adjustable-pitch film holders. This film holder design allows the scanning of 120 film from 6x4.5 to 6x12 and up to 3 frames of uncut 6x7 film. Unique sliding inter-frame dividers are adjustable for variable inter-frame gaps to ensure film flatness. The 35mm film holders enable scanning of 12 35mm film frames or 5 mounted slides. The OpticFilm 120 features a motorised film transport for automatic batch scanning. This feature automates the scanning workflow and requires less operator intervention than previous generations of scanners.
In close partnership with Plustek, LaserSoft Imaging has adjusted high-end scanner software SilverFast Ai Studio 8 to the OpticFilm‘s special design. The OpticFilm 120 takes great advantage of SilverFast, which is included with the scanner and features patented SilverFast Multi-Exposure® to increase Dynamic Range for capturing maximum details and to eliminate noise effectively as well as SilverFast iSRD® for user controlled infrared dust and scratch removal. SilverFast‘s patented and awarded Auto IT8 Calibration with high-quality LaserSoft Imaging 6x7cm IT8 calibration target assures to achieve improved colour accuracy automatically, while NegaFix® provides more than 120 film profiles for a colour-true negative to positive conversion. SilverFast‘s Kodachrome feature enables scanning Kodachrome slides retaining their characteristic natural colours by eliminating the usual problematic bluish cast.
The Plustek OpticFilm 120 has been created with careful consideration of providing professional image quality, ease of use and a productive scanning workflow.
The Plustek OpticFilm 120 costs £1999 (MSRP) in the UK and is available from Park Cameras, Firstcall Photographic and WEX Photographic.
For more information, visit the Plustek website