Hasselblad Flextight 848, Multi-format Film/Photo, Drum Scanner

BH #HASF848D • MFR #70260101
Hasselblad Flextight 848, Multi-format Film/Photo, Drum Scanner
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Hasselblad Flextight 848 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Next Generation in High-end Scanners
  • 3The Flextight Holder
  • 4Clean Up Your Images
  • 5Keep Heat Down
  • 6Creating the Versatile Image File
  • 7Efficient Workflow

The Imacon Flextight 848 scanner is a powerful tool for all digital-imaging professionals. With its high-end optics and 3 line x 8000 pixel Kodak Image Sensor, plus Imacon's unique Flextight original holder, this scanner delivers outstanding image quality that needs to be seen to be believed.

The Flextight 848 is also designed for maximum productivity and ease of use. This helps ensure that every scan lives up to its full quality potential without requiring extensive preparation or difficult adjustments.

The images captured by this scanner show an extremely wide dynamic range and uniform sharpness across their full width.

Next Generation in High-end Scanners
Don't be fooled by the sleek design. This is one of the most powerful high-end CCD scanner on the market today. Flextight 848 offers higher resolution, higher speed, true 16 bit color, batch scanning, auto focus and a lot more.
The Flextight Holder
With the Special Flextight Holders and Virtual Drum system, The Flextight 848 is able to keep the original in perfect focus across the scan line by bending the original around a virtual drum, while avoiding Newton rings and minimizes the number of surfaces in the light path resulting in cleaner scans. The holder concept makes it possible to take the holder from the scanner, after preview, and place it on a light table for comparing and adjusting the scanner preview. When finished the holder is easily put into the scanner for final scanning. This feature is not available on most of the competitive scanners.
Clean Up Your Images
The diffuse light source of the Imacon Flextight 848 has a significant impact on reducing the visibility of dust and scratches, and masks almost all artifacts in a normal image and most of the artifacts that you see in a damaged original - without sacrificing the image sharpness.
Keep Heat Down
Every time the temperature raises 10° Celsius, the electrical noise in the sensor doubles. This means that it is very important to prevent the sensor from heating up. The Imacon Fextight 848 has an external Power Supply and uses a cold cathode type light source to minimize the heat build-up. In addition, at the top of the line scanner, Imacon has included an active cooling device, to further reduce the heating of the image sensor and increase the signal to noise ratio.
Creating the Versatile Image File
It has become much more important the same file can be repurposed for any media. Whether the file is used for the web or it is to be printed using high quality offset printing, it is imperative that it look it's best. The only way to achieve the highest quality output is to start out with the best of the best quality "Raw" scan.
Efficient Workflow
It makes a lot of sense to create a workflow which suits the requirements of the industry today, and does not forget the demands of tomorrow. FlexColor is the tool able to handle this workflow. FlexColor has dual functionality, as it is used for scanning and also to prepare files for future reuse.

Hasselblad Flextight 848 Specs

Film Types
35 mm to 12 x 17cm Side & Negative film with Reflective scannjng up to A4
Scan Quality
Scan Sensor
Kodak 3 line x 8000 pixel CCD with Active cooling
Optical Resolution
80 dpi to 8000 dpi
Hardware Resolution
80 dpi to 8000 dpi
35 mm Portrait: Up to 8000 dpi
35 mm Landscape: Up to 5000 dpi
45 x 60mm Portrait: Up to 4000 dpi
60 x 60mm â¿¿ 60 x 70mm: Up to 3200 dpi
4" x 5" Portrait: Up to 2040 dpi
Interpolated Resolution
Color Depth
48 Bit RGB (8 or 16 Bit per channel TIFF file)
Dynamic Range
4.8 Dmax
Focus System
Auto focus
Preview Speed
Not Specified
Scan Speed
35mm Film (landscape @ 5000 dpi): 2 minute 30 seconds
35mm Film (portrait @ 8000 dpi): 5 minutes 10 seconds
6x6cm Film (@ 3200 dpi): 3 minute 36 seconds
4"x5" Film (@ 2050 dpi): 4 minutes 24 seconds
Batch Scanning
Holders are available for various formats of film - many of which can hold 2-6 frames.
The scanners Auto frame detection will isolate individual images and create separate files.
FlexTouch dust and scratch removal tool
Computer Interface
Standard SCSI
FireWire (IEEE1394)
System & Software Requirements
  • Windows 2000 and XP; Mac OS X+
  • Screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels with true colors (24-bits)
  • Mouse or other pointing device
  • FireWire or SCSI interface
Light Source
Color optimized fluorescent lamp
Power Requirements
100-240v AC; 50-60Hz
15.2 x 25.4 x 17.3" (385 x 645 x 440mm) feed table open
38 lbs. (17kg)

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