Pacific Image PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner

Pacific Image PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner

Pacific Image PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner

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Product Highlights

  • Optical Resolution: 3200dpi
  • Color Depth: 48-bit
  • Supports Medium Format Film
  • 3-Line CCD Sensor
  • High 3.6 Dynamic Range
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Automatic Dust & Scratch Removal
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The PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner from Pacific Image features a 3-line CCD sensor that is capable of 3200dpi optical resolution with a 48-bit color depth. The scanner converts your negative and positive film into digital images you can see & edit on the computer. The scanner supports a wide range of film sizes including 35mm, 35mm mounted slides, 120mm, and medium format. Additionally, the scanner can handle film as large as 2.36x5.20" (6.0x13.2cm). There's no need to guess or spend time ensuring the film is properly aligned, the scanner comes with holders for most popular film sizes that ensure your scans come out right the first time and that your film remains in pristine condition.

The PF120 includes Pacific Image's Magic Touch dust and scratch removal as well as digital noise reduction to ensure an optimal scan the first time around. Once the image is scanned it can be edited using the included Cyberview X and Adobe Photoshop Elements software to fine tune your images and ensure they come out the way you remember them.

Resolution: 48-bit, 3200 dpi optical
Supports a wide variety of industry-standard film (negative and positive) sizes - including 35mm, 120/200mm, 6.0x4.5cm, 6.0x6.0cm, 6.0x7.0cm, 6.0x9.0cm and has a max scanning area of 2.36x5.20" (6.0x13.2cm)
High-quality 3-line CCD sensor
Dynamic range over 3.6
Digital noise reduction
Automatic dust & scratch removal
UPC: 649899001554
In the Box
Pacific Image PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner
  • Slide Holder
  • 35mm Film Holder
  • Medium Format Film Holder
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • A/C Adapter
  • Installation CD:
    • Scanner Drivers
    • Cyberview X
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0
  • User Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Pacific Image 120 specs

    Film Types 35 mm film, 35 mm slides, medium-format
    Image Sensor 3 line R, G & B linear CCD sensor
    Optical Resolution Up to 3200 dpi
    Color Separation Performed by CCD RGB filters & white LEDs
    Color Depth 16 bits per channel
    Optical Density Over 3.6 Dmax
    Output 8 or 16 bits per channel
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (1.1 not supported)
    Windows System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32/64-bit)
    Intel P4 2 GHz processor or AMD 2.0 GHz or higher
    1 GB RAM minimum
    10 GB free hard disk space or greater
    USB 2.0
    Mac System Requirements Mac OS 10.5 or later
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or greater
    1 GB RAM
    USB 2.0
    Light Source White & infrared LEDs
    Power Requirements AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.87 x 6.30 x 15.75" (200 x 160 x 400 mm)
    Weight 12.35 lb (5.6 kg)
    Packaging Infoyfvutvardtew
    Package Weight 16.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 12.3 x 10.8"

    Pacific Image 120 reviews

    PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVOID!!!! Operation is plagued by error messages not explained in the minimalist user manual (which has no troubleshooting section). Software is awful and must be reset each time you open it--which you'll do a lot when trying to get the scanner to operate. Curve & level adjustments are barely useable. The software seems to have been designed by someone who has no concept of workflow or why someone would want to scan 120 film. With great effort you can get a scan that can be adjusted in camera raw & photoshop. But coming to this after my lovely Nikon 9000 finally died is a great frustration--both in operation and results.
    Date published: 2013-08-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent scanner for 120/220 Set up and installation was without heartburn. First scans came out great. The software has far less options than my previous scanner (Plustek OpticFilm 8200i)had a lot more options but I have not missed any of them. Nice, clean and properly exposed scans every time. It IS extremely slow. Deal with it. It's a great scanner for medium format and 35mm film.
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A decent medium format film scanner This is about as good as it gets these days for a medium format film scanner for home use. Since Nikon discontinued the CoolScan 9000, there has been a big hole in the market for a decent medium format film scanner. This one does a decent job of filling that void. In addition to the privided software, VueScan will work with this scanner. SilverFast appears to have a version also, but I haven't tried it.
    Date published: 2013-12-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Close to Nikon 8000, much better than flatbed image quality Using an Ilford Delta Pro 100 medium format negative, I compared scan results from my recently purchased PF120, a Nikon 8000 ED, and a Canon 9000F flatbed. I also had a 24 x 36 print made commercially from the PF120. The comparison scans were made at 4000 dpi, 3200 dpi, and 4800 dpi on the Nikon 8000, the PF120, and the Canon 9000F, respectively. The comparison was complicated by the fact that the Nikon scan was done by a commercial lab using Nikon's own software, whereas I did the PF120 and Canon 9000F scans using Hamrick's Vuescan 9. Initially there were significant differences in exposure and shadow detail. I optimized each image in Lightroom, minimizing the differences. Afterwards, the three images appeared reasonably similar in terms of exposure and contrast. I then made 8x10 prints of an identical 1/4 frame crop from each image, choosing an area from just left of center to near the right edge. The resulting magnification was comparable to that of a 16x20 print of the entire negative. Subjectively, the prints from the PF120 and the Nikon film scanners were comparable. The print from the Canon 9000F flatbed was inferior due to poor sharpness of detail, despite the supposedly higher resolution. That failure is consistent with other published test results of flatbed scanners. It appears from the prints and onscreen in Lightroom that the Nikon scanner has a somewhat greater dynamic range than does the PF120. Shadow details are better with the Nikon, though the PF120 image has more snap because of its inherently higher contrast. Open sky areas are smoother in the Nikon image. The Nikon has a very slight edge in resolution in a 16x20 print. Also, on my PF120 the detail is soft near the extreme edge of one corner, despite the fact that the PF120 magnetic film holder is quite sturdy and appears to hold the negative strip flat. The 24x36 print turned out well. Overall I am quite satisfied with the PF120. 1/4 frame PF120 scan image is attached.
    Date published: 2016-09-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from The best rate price/quality The manufacturer has not issued drivers for MacOS 10.9 The last archive was issued on March 2014 contains package dated April 2013. CyberView does not function and hangs system. On Windows Vista Cyberview works without any problem.
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Film Scanner This scanner was very easy to install and set up. I have attached it to a Windows XP computer and run it with VueScan. The filmholder for 120 roll film is well engineered. It allows the film to be stressed enough to hold it flat. I have been scanning some pictures made with my Koni-Omege Rapid camera that I purchase almost 50 years ago. Recently shot pictures made on TMax 400 black and white film produced very good files that printed well. I even scanned some 120 roll film color negatives that were 40 years old, and obtained some good prints. The filmholder for 35mm is very well made. I have scanned some 35mm color negatives, and the files printed well. The PF120 Multi-Format Scanner and VueScan software is a winning combination.
    Date published: 2017-07-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Inconsistent performance This scanner produces highly inconsistent results. The software is very limited and non-intuitive. Overall, do not recommend this product.
    Date published: 2013-02-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expensive and Slow This is fine if you want to copy 5 slides. Anymore than that, use an Epson flatbed scanner for 1/10 the price.
    Date published: 2012-11-28
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