I thought this the most appropriate sub-forum. Moderators may disagree.
I have the opportunity to buy an Imacon 646 for a price which I think will be not so different from that which I could sell my Imacon Precision III/G5/Ratoc/Monitor for.
So an obvious question would be, in the context of it being cash-zero, or close to, is it a worthy upgrade?
The pros in my mind would be that
* I no longer would have to maintain an old computer(s) and old operating system.
* Faster scans via Firewire
* more resolution
The cons would be
* possible reliability issues from a scanner I don't know. It has been boxed up unused for at least 4 years.
* I may have to purchase 1 (or maybe 2) holders
Additionally, I'm not certain that the 646 can scan 13x18/5x7 film. This brochure suggests it will but several forum posts seem to question thathttp://www.jvhtech.com/JVH_Info/brochure_646.pdf