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Kurt Froberg
Junior
Posts: 17
From: Vasteras, Sweden
Registered: May 2017


 - posted August 10, 2017 08:02 AM      Profile for Kurt Froberg   Email Kurt Froberg   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all,

I make this a new topic even though I mentioned it in the Wolverine thread.
Just wonder if anyone is using the new upgraded Reflecta Super 8+ scanner? I have searched for reviews or user reports of this machine but so far not found any. I think I read somewhere that it should use less compression than the original model.

Kurt

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Mark Davies
Film Handler

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From: Stourbridge, UK
Registered: Jan 2018


 - posted January 28, 2018 04:55 PM      Profile for Mark Davies   Email Mark Davies   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Kurt,

5 months late, but just thought I'd let you know I have purchased one today, so will let you know. Did you get one in the end?

Kind Regards Mark.

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Werner Ruotsalainen
Film Handler

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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: Dec 2017


 - posted January 28, 2018 10:36 PM      Profile for Werner Ruotsalainen   Email Werner Ruotsalainen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Exactly how this differs from the first (the non-plus) model?

At least it's not priced as high as was the 8 before the (vast) price drops...

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Stuart Reid
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
Registered: Feb 2009


 - posted November 20, 2018 12:00 PM      Profile for Stuart Reid   Email Stuart Reid   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Has anyone used the Reflecta? I'm considering one, but at its current price point it would need to be a significant improvement over the lower priced Wolverines etc.

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Mark Davies
Film Handler

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From: Stourbridge, UK
Registered: Jan 2018


 - posted November 20, 2018 03:24 PM      Profile for Mark Davies   Email Mark Davies   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Stuart (and Kurt) I was mistaken.. I purchased the Relecta, not the +.

I will say my Reflecta has been super, with no issues except the rather inconvenient mp4 output.

I have thought about the + version, but I haven't looked seriously as yet.

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Paul Adsett
Film God

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From: USA
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 - posted November 20, 2018 03:55 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Looks to me like the Reflecta Scanner is a modified Bell & Howell projector. Is that true?

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Expert Film Handler

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From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
Registered: Aug 2017


 - posted November 20, 2018 07:24 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Probably NOT Bell&Howell mechanics (they don't make that "built to last" thing anymore [Frown] ).

Although that seems much higher quality than those Wolverine scanner,but at 950 Euro and 0.4 fps scanning speed still doesn't make it an ideal choice.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted November 20, 2018 07:27 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Not new Bell& Howell,but I wonder if they buy used Bell & Howell's and modify them for film scanning.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Expert Film Handler

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From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
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 - posted November 21, 2018 02:24 AM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Must be all newly-made parts,but with crappy build quality. [Frown]

I ultimately went DIY route using existing projector as the basis. Found that would yield higher Quality/cost ratio when properly done. [Cool]

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Stuart Reid
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
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 - posted November 21, 2018 04:26 AM      Profile for Stuart Reid   Email Stuart Reid   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nantawat that sounds interesting. Would you share more details please? I have around 4000ft of Super 8 that needs digitising, so I want to only do it once!

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Expert Film Handler

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From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
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 - posted November 21, 2018 07:18 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For years I tried virtually every approach ranging from simplest off-the-wall projection,to this extreme method - projecting directly into the camera's image sensor. [Eek!]

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To my surprise,this method really did work. The result is sharp,bright&evenly illuminated. [Cool] Setting it up is surely time-consuming,but should worth the result.

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