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Posted by Kurt Froberg (Member # 5922) on August 10, 2017, 08:02 AM:
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.

Posted by Mark Davies (Member # 6249) on January 28, 2018, 04:55 PM:
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.
Posted by Werner Ruotsalainen (Member # 6217) on January 28, 2018, 10:36 PM:
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...
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on November 20, 2018, 12:00 PM:
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.
Posted by Mark Davies (Member # 6249) on November 20, 2018, 03:24 PM:
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.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 20, 2018, 03:55 PM:
Looks to me like the Reflecta Scanner is a modified Bell & Howell projector. Is that true?
Posted by Nantawat Kittiwarakul (Member # 6050) on November 20, 2018, 07:24 PM:
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.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 20, 2018, 07:27 PM:
Not new Bell& Howell,but I wonder if they buy used Bell & Howell's and modify them for film scanning.
Posted by Nantawat Kittiwarakul (Member # 6050) on November 21, 2018, 02:24 AM:
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]
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on November 21, 2018, 04:26 AM:
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!
Posted by Nantawat Kittiwarakul (Member # 6050) on November 21, 2018, 07:18 PM:
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!]


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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