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Re: Pakon F135 Plus scanner guide
« Reply #100 on: May 22, 2015, 09:45:17 PM »
added keyboard shortcuts, they were on the Facebook page but I did contribute a lot of them before I left the group.
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #101 on: June 15, 2016, 11:31:27 PM »
added a few more aspi screen shots.
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2016, 11:43:44 AM »
A Pakon user here. I used your info long before I registered in this forum. I'd like to thank you for the complete info.

It's amazing the results of this device, though the automatic process doesn't allow accurate results. But all in all it is very useful.

I have tried with slides but results are very bad so I gave up.

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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #103 on: June 17, 2016, 01:05:51 AM »
A Pakon user here. I used your info long before I registered in this forum. I'd like to thank you for the complete info.

It's amazing the results of this device, though the automatic process doesn't allow accurate results. But all in all it is very useful.

I have tried with slides but results are very bad so I gave up.
No, problem. It was a much smaller article before. The only reason I decided to expanded it was because at the time i keep on hearing repeated questions on the Facebook Pakon group, and other places on this scanner. While a lot of questions were answered, it was hard to locate. I changed my review of the scanner into a usage guide, then a setup guide.

The only thing I use it for is quick scans as im not a very serious 35mm film user. I didnt write anything re scanning slides, too much hassle to get it work with not enough advantages imo.
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #104 on: October 13, 2016, 11:20:12 PM »
Recently I tried with slides again  :) This time I used quite an old Agfa CT Precisa (3 years now) and I must say they weren't that bad, I mean, the images were ok, sharp and the scanner did not return an error, but some of them (most of them) had weird colours that, and this is the worst part, I was not able to correct.

Also, if I managed to get one of them to its point, I could not use the same adjustments on the next one.

If I ever find a solution, I will post it here for sure  :-\


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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #105 on: October 25, 2016, 04:33:13 AM »
Recently I tried with slides again  :)

If I ever find a solution, I will post it here for sure  :-\

I never really had any errors on slides, there are different way to get good slide scans like you said, but not anything consistent enough to produce a good workflow imo. Have you used the TLXClient for this?
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2017, 03:20:37 AM »
updated portion on VM install, mentioning best practice for virtual hard drives.
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #107 on: August 31, 2017, 09:55:04 AM »
Thank you!

I`m still awaiting delivery of my "new" F135 Plus, need to sort out the setup, eager to test it!
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #108 on: August 31, 2017, 05:51:10 PM »
Have you used the TLXClient for this?

Mmmm, I am not sure. I can't remember  ::) That was almost one year ago and I didn't answered you back in time  :-\ Sorry

But you're fully right: you can get decent scans from slides to be individually processed and corrected in PS or similar, sadly. However that correction is not satisfactory at all, at least for me by now.

I hope someone obtains a decent workflow for slides, and of course, shares it with the community  :)
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #109 on: September 02, 2017, 04:20:17 AM »
I`m still awaiting delivery of my "new" F135 Plus, need to sort out the setup, eager to test it!
Let me know if things are unclear or if you have any questions.
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #110 on: September 02, 2017, 04:27:53 AM »
I hope someone obtains a decent workflow for slides, and of course, shares it with the community  :)
I dont think it can easily be done, maybe something to do with the LED based lighting.
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #111 on: September 02, 2017, 02:51:16 PM »
I'm strangely wondering if the light source on these isn't filtered to help minimize the orange mask before the light hits the sensor?
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #112 on: September 02, 2017, 11:14:48 PM »
I'm strangely wondering if the light source on these isn't filtered to help minimize the orange mask before the light hits the sensor?

Could be...

The LED light is blue, opposite to orange  :)
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #113 on: September 02, 2017, 11:16:01 PM »
I hope someone obtains a decent workflow for slides, and of course, shares it with the community  :)
I dont think it can easily be done, maybe something to do with the LED based lighting.

Yes, I agree. Too complicated...
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Re: Filmwasters Guide to the Pakon F135 Plus scanner
« Reply #114 on: September 03, 2017, 03:06:53 PM »
Then that's why it's so hard to scan slides...
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