Re: scanning negs and whoops

From: [email protected]
Date: 05/02/04-10:30:01 PM Z
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Which version of the software you running? There were some versions I had
trouble with. I also had to dump the preferences file when installing new
versions or reinstalling, or it wouldn't work. I had a Flextight III running
on a G3 then a G4—then I traded for an 848. It runs like a charm with no

Mark Nelson
In a message dated 5/2/04 7:59:51 PM, writes:

> John,
> I greatly appreciated your initial enthusiasm for my reward which, I assure
> you, is a GENUINE offer.
> BUT, simply suggesting that if something runs on a G4, it will therefore
> easily run on a G5 is not good enough and is, well, wrong. Believe me I
> wouldn't have asked if it had an easy or obvious solution. (Well not to me
> anyway.) So you haven't earned the reward yet. Please keep trying though. As
> I said I am desperate. And it's a really nice reward. Maybe it's time you
> got a G5?
> I can, however, offer you some information - maybe. I had the Flextight
> Photo sort of running on a PC with an AMD chip - not a Pentium. NOW, the
> black stuff you see from time to time (IF it is the same black with white
> flecks as I was getting), I reckon was due to an improperly tightened pulley
> or somesuch which caused the neg tray to not move properly and in synch with
> the light. You'll need to open it up and tighten the rubber thingy
> (technical talk). The fault was discovered by a great little Mac outfit up
> the road, here in Sydney Australia. They have seriously taken up this
> problem of getting this scanner to work on a G5, and they may well be
> working on it until the day they die. Because it might end like that, since
> no one yet knows the answer. I was hoping that some clever soul on this
> great list might have a solution. I emphasize again that it is a specific
> problem to the Flextight Photo and a G5.
> You asked about 130 size film.130 film seemed to have been made for 2 Kodak
> camera models, a 2C Brownie (made between 1917-1934) and a 2C Autographic
> Kodak (1916-1936). I'm sure other manufacturers made this size film, and
> there were other cameras which fitted this film too, but I don't have any
> information on them. The negs I want to scan were made around 1925 - 1930 in
> my opinion.
> Now, I'm off to the hardware store to embark on a project which has a more
> immediate and much higher liklihood of being solved - making flatbed scanner
> neg holders.
> thanks and cheers
> Catherine
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