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justinparkerphoto

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SOLD Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:30:21 pm »

I have decided to sell my Kodak HR-500+ film scanner that has the 135 and 120 Halse strip gates for quickly scanning cut strips or uncut rolls of 35mm and MF film. The machine is a workhorse and works great and very quickly. Comes with a computer that runs DP2 and has the SCSI interface needed to talk to the scanner. Since there is not a ton of info out there for these scanners (they used to be $40k scanners and only <800 were made I believe) please feel free to ask me questions and make offers.

Cheers,
Justin
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 08:38:19 pm »

Interesting.... never heard of this one.  Can you give a bit more info? Where is the scanner located?  How fast is it? How big are the files?  What kind of Dmax?
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 08:54:32 pm »

Yes I am happy to give more info.   I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area in Palo Alto.   When I acquired the scanner from a lab in Brooklyn, NY the shipping was something like $600 for freight shipping.  The Dmax is quoted as "3.2 minimum" by Kodak, but I think that is a conservative number by Kodak.  This scanner is known for its excellent noise free shadow detail for slides.

The scanner is quite fast using the strip gates for film transport, and with a widebandwith SCSI link.  The computer has gigabit ethernet so I usually save directly to my Mac that way onto either my SSD scratch disk or my larger fast hard drive (doesn't make too much difference in speed.)   One of the beautiful things about this scanner is that digital ICE works with Kodachromes, and works great on C-41 films and has minimal impact on speed.  Scans be saved as TIFF or JPG and the "raw" scan (TIFF after application of the look-up-table for density converstion/inversion) can even be saved as well allowing you to density corrections after the rolls entirely scanned if you wish. 

The linear sensor is 6002 pixels long.  I think in practice though you don't get quite the much maximum width with the different holders...

So something like is what I have been doing for high resolution scans: 

35mm: 5840 x 4133 (magnifcation of 2)
645: 5967 x 3878 (mag of 1.26)
6x6: 5967 x 5670 (mag of 1.26)
6x7: 5967 x 6994 (mag of 1.26)
6x9: 5636 x 7914 (mag of 1.19)

Scanning Times and File Sizes
In terms of speed, some info I have is:

35mm

Low Res     3.5 seconds for 14.3 megabytes
Med Res     6.1 seconds for 17.4 megabytes
High Res    21.6 seconds for 69.1 megabytes

6X4.5

Low Res     3.6 seconds for 10.4 megabytes
Med Res     6.4 seconds for 41.7 megabytes
High Res    9.2 seconds for 66.2 megabytes

6X6

Low Res     4.7 seconds for 15.2 megabytes
Med Res     8.7 seconds for 61.0 megabytes
High Res    12.8 seconds for 96.8 megabytes

My email is: justin@justinparkerphoto.com
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 09:24:39 pm »

Still interested Tom?
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 11:50:38 pm »

I was interested in checking it out as I am local, but not in buying.  I have a Nikon 8000 that serves me well and the price is beyond my budget.  GLWS.
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 10:32:42 pm »

No problem Tom.  Happy to show it to you sometime if you are indeed interested. 

Cheers,
Justin
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 01:00:19 pm »

That second picture is copyrighted and you do not have permission to use it.
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 01:47:31 am »

That second picture is copyrighted and you do not have permission to use it.

Are you sure that he cannot use a copyrighted picture?
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 01:50:18 am »

It is a good question, but it is a moot point as the scanner has been sold.   I am no lawyer, and as a photographer I would never want to violate copyright, but it to me seemed like fair use.   A photo from a brochure for the item at hand.  And for an item that is not even marketed anymore by Kodak.   But if someone wants to PM me with their legal understanding, or assert that they are the copyright holder, please do.
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 09:07:37 am »

I am the photographer of the image; which I made soley for my fathers website. Given the very small market for the picture you would not want to know what I would charge you to use it. Clearly the site that you stole the image from had copyright notices. There is no excuse, it is theft of my intellectual property. Normally those scanners sell for 500-1000 with your accessories. I'm sure that anything that you got over that price was contributed by the unauthorized use of my image.
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Re: FS: Kodak HR-500+ Professional Film Scanner - $6000 obo
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 12:01:21 pm »

I am the photographer of the image; which I made soley for my fathers website. Given the very small market for the picture you would not want to know what I would charge you to use it. Clearly the site that you stole the image from had copyright notices. There is no excuse, it is theft of my intellectual property. Normally those scanners sell for 500-1000 with your accessories. I'm sure that anything that you got over that price was contributed by the unauthorized use of my image.

Sorry violating your copyright.  I would love to know what website you are referring to. I certainly didn't knowingly take it from any website.  It was part of the listing when I bought the scanner.

Your claim about what this scanner normally sells for with these accessories are just factually wrong.  A bare HR-500 sells for that.  The Halse strip gates are valuable.  The slide attachment being extremely valuable.  Certainly the use of the photograph is unrelated.

In any event.  Thanks for the notice.  The image has been removed and the scanner has been sold to a photographer friend of mine.

Cheers,
Justin
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