We at WECC were happy for a generous soul to donate a Pakon Impak F-12 film scanner to the club. The Pakon Impak F-12 35mm film scanner was a wiz-bang of a scanner back in the day (20 years ago) selling for a whopping $25,000, CRAZY I know. It scans at 3000X2000 in 8bit colour or black & white 35mm only. It can scan a complete roll of uncut film cut into strips consisting of 4 or 6 frames each.
We took it back to HQ hooked a monitor up and grabbed 1 color 6 neg film strip (Jeremy Morse) and 1 monochrome 6 neg strip (Rocky Teriran) to see some results. Happy indeed as the results straight up are good. A bit of a colour shift and slight streaking, nothing a little post can't fix (almost). A great way to proof your rolls straight from the drying cabinet. Takes only about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes to scan an entire uncut roll of 35mm film and a few seconds to do individual strips
The pictures above are all sharp enough for web or blogging,obviously you would get some much higher scans done for any type of printing larger than a 10x8 or A4 . Nice scanner for a FEEBEE and good for quickly pumping out a Proof Sheets and if your up to it smaller prints.
Now if your not aware this thing runs as part of a 'Frankensteined' Windows NT PC. The software is ancient and finicky but once you get your head around it, fairly strait forward. It comes with some calibrating film strips which need to be done far to often for my liking. However the end result is worth the time.
So from us at WECC this FREE-BEE scanner gets 5/5 for value and 4/5 for conveniance and about 1/5 for software design ok 2/5.