Sorry Christian, the LS-30 deal fell through. ...However .. an offer was accepted on another LS-30, so now I just need to wait. I will do a quick report on the physical aspects of the lens, but not sure I will be able to test it effectively if its FL is too short.
typestar wrote:Scitex S-2 and Scitex S-3 series or the Rodenstock Magnagon 75
an unbranded lens in the Japanese SCREEN Cezanne Highend-Scanner.
Are you sure of the "Magnagon" being used in the Scitex? I see some Rodagons on eBay being sold as Magnagons for some reason.
Dear Ray, great to see, that you want to report to us!
About the Magnagon:
I edited my posting, as I was not precise enough.
The Scitex- lenses are/were in the Scitex/Creo (later: Kodak) highend-scanners.
I caught 2 Fujifilm Lanovia C550 Scanners (each 110 Kilogram) inside there was „just“ a single Rodenstock Magnagon with the red filter, fixed aperture
(and it is CRAZY work of much ours to disassemble this super heavy Scanners !)
About other highres-scanners:
There still is another scanner of interest: Screen Cézanne Elite FT-S5500 (specified for optical 5300 ppi) – the single lens inside is NOT a Rodenstock, and it is NOT labeled , so it seems a very special design… it has also a red filter – removable… -- unfortunately: this scanners are sold for high prices still… I could catch one --- and I think it is worth to look at that scanner.
A nice overview with interesting test- results about highend-scanners (from 1999!) is still online. I find it interesting:
https://www.kar.fi/Skannaus/pixelperfec ... _nro11.pdf
According to this, the SCREEN Cézanne wins in sharpness and colour fidelity with the sharpest pictorial results -- (whether this was the lens or the sensor/chip/software -- we do not know) -- :
"The Cézanne’s ... interpolated result is even better, with lines visible at 120 lp/mm— beyond the manufacturer’s claimed resolution. This is surprising, and it differs from the results with the other scanners"
The scan professionals in https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/
report also the high-res output of this Screen Cézanne scanner.
All the best to all hunters here... ;-)