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Updated Canon 9000F Mark II

Wolf Weber , Dec 04, 2012; 02:10 p.m.

Who knows, perhaps this will be the scanner so many had hoped for. High resolution at a low price.
..."CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner
The CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner provides consumers with an easy solution for all photo and document archiving needs. Capable of scanning a 35mm film strip with the film scanning guide and frame and Film Adapter Unit, precious photos from a family’s history can be archived. The maximum optical resolution for the CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner is 9600 x 9600 dots-per-inch (dpi) for film and 4800 x 4800 dpi for all other media. Equipped with Auto Document Fix, this feature analyzes and corrects to help ensure text characters stand out and are sharp and clear; and helps pictures to maintain their color, tone and contrast. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner will have an estimated selling price
of $199.99."...
Canon can do that.

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Dan Ferrel , Dec 04, 2012; 04:38 p.m.

Well, 4800 dpi really isn't ground breaking. Even for a flatbed. It would be nice if it did 4x5 though at that price range, which it doesn't.

Harry Joseph , Dec 04, 2012; 05:14 p.m.

" provides consumers"

Nuff said.

Wolf Weber , Dec 04, 2012; 06:38 p.m.

Harry, oh Harry... I can't believe U didn't get my 'tongue in cheek'...
In fact, Canon's previous model, the 9000F, claimed similar high values. Turned out it scanned at some +/- 1700 ppi, about
100 more than the 8800F. I'd be surprised if we were to see the Mark II reach (true) 2000 ppi.
I guess the old adage of "we get what we pay for" still goes. Also: "miracles take a little longer"...

John O'Connell , Dec 05, 2012; 04:19 a.m.

I ordered a 9000F and it's arriving today, I was wondering what - if any - improvements there are in the Mk 2 before I decide to return the unopened box to Amazon?

Doug Fisher , Dec 05, 2012; 10:29 a.m.

From what I have been able to find and read, my guess is that it is just a repackaging of the 9000's internals in a new shell with some added "EZ buttons" on the lid. There isn't much information out there though (at least that I have been able to find).

John O'Connell , Dec 07, 2012; 08:11 a.m.

My 9000F Mk1 arrived yesterday so I'll be trying it out with some slides and negs and comparing it with my ageing FS2710 film scanner.
Though as far as I can see there are no differences between the Mk1 and Mk2 9000F, perhaps the LED lamps are better in the Mk2, maybe it scans more sharply, who knows?

Gaby Feigin , Jan 10, 2013; 03:19 p.m.

I've bought the Canoscan 9000f a few days ago.
I've read in one review that the resolution (MTF) is about 1700 ppi, or in more physical term about 33.5 line-pairs per mm.
I've made few simple tests, and got something just below 30 lpmm.
As I remember from years ago, that color film is about 50 lpmm.
I've called Canon, and was told that the 9000f MKII has a better optics, but didn't get any numbers.
I don't see any reason to scan in 9600 dpi, when the data is of much lower resolution. I scan at 4600 dpi, and re-size the image to 2400 dpi, so I get less noise, and same resolution, but limit myself to printing size due to pixelization.
I still plan to compare (visually) the above conclusions to same slides projected on the screen, to be sure about the difference to the naked eye, if any.
Gaby Feigin

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