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Cindy Shaw <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 18:01:32 +0100
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Christina L. Jordan wrote:

> I remember a discussion some time back on the listserve comparing the
> CoolScan with some other brand of slide scanner (which I believe either
> Frank Ippolito or Britt Griswold liked better and/or said did a faster job
> of scanning). I will comb the SciArt archives for that info, but if anyone
> has any input I'd love to hear his/her acquired wisdom on the subject. (I
> find there is no magazine review or in-store demo that can substitute for
> the experience of subscribers on this list.)

Hi Christina-

I heartily recommend the Super CoolScan LS 1000 - scans at up to 2700
dpi, and is fast (about 30 seconds - certainly fast enough for ME!).

> Last question: I need to purchase a good, crisp 20" (or so) monitor to go
> with the Windows machine (but could also be paired with the Power Mac
> 8100). I'm MOST concerned about whether it really appears sharp to the user
> across the whole screen. I currently have a Sony Trinitron that, in my
> opinion, is better than the equivalent Apple monitor. However, I wonder if
> anyone has experience with any other brand whose clarity and crispness they
> would recommend?

I use the Sony Multiscan 20seII - I love it, but even with the
flexibility of having different screen resolutions and frequencies
available, I'm finding that I'm limited to just a couple of the many
choices - at least until I remove the monitor from the same room as a
lot of musical equipment (that includes powerful speaker cabinets, etc.)