Having a device that has the quality to reproduce all the subtle details embedded in your negatives and transparencies and which gives you full control over the crucial interpretation of your work is what makes an Hasselblad scanner attractive. Your valuable originals are never out of your custody and you are the one who decides when to do what and how. You are the one in control!
Flextight scanners are all built to the same formula. A vertical optical system allows the CCD to face downwards creating a glass-free optical path between the original and the lens. The patented virtual drum solution produces optimal focusing across the whole of the original and the flexible holder guarantees easy mounting combined with a safe and cautious handling of your originals.
The components in Flextight scanners are very much the same making the quality between the devices comparable. Differences between the models are more a matter of features and capabilities, the most important factor probably being productivity! Regarding productivity, the top model allows different feeding devices to be attached; the Batch Feeder for mixed originals and the Slide Feeder for scanning of mounted slides. Using these devices and the 3F workflow can produce a throughput that has to be seen to be believed.
Scanning, whether from transparencies, negatives or reflectives was once an occupation on its own. Nowadays more and more photographers are finding the need to include this activity in their workflow.
There are many reasons why a high-end scanner can be seen as an integral part of a photographer’s equipment today.
Specifications Flextight X5
Optical sensor: CCD (3×8000)
Sensor dimensions: 36.7 x 49.0 mm
Max optical resolution:
35 mm 8000 dpi
60 mm 3200 dpi
5×4” 2040 dpi
Original type: Neg/Pos/Prints
Colour depth: 16 bit
Max scan speed 16(8) bit Mb/min: 300 (150)
Auto frame detection: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Batch scanning: Yes
Batch and slide Feeder compatibility: Yes
Platform: PC/ Mac
Film 100×245 mm
Active cooling: Yes
3F scan initiated directly on scanner: Yes
Light condensator: Yes
Dimensions: 230x390x650 mm
Weight: 20.5 kg
Flextight X5 for PC & Mac
Supplied with accessory kit: 1 User Manual and FlexColor CD 1 Flexcolor Essentials (training CD) 1 Original. Holder 24×36 + 36×24 1 Original Holder 5×4″ 1 Original Holder 24×65 1 Original Holder 6×6 + 6×4.5 1 Reflex Holder A4 10 Foils for Reflex Holder 1 Power Unit without mains cable 1 Firewire cable 1 Tool Kit.