The Braun FS 120 is a high-class filmscanner both for medium formats and for 35mm films. The FS 120 can process medium format films (120/220) in the sizes 6x4,5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x8, 6x9, 6x12 and 6x14 cm (positives and negatives). You can insert and scan medium format films up to a length of 6x22cm into the standard medium format film holder. The advantage is, that you don't have to cut film strips with e.g. three 6x6 pictures. You only have to rotate the film strip by 180° after scanning. 35mm films can be scanned either as mounted slides or film strips.
In the standard delivery content there are 3 film holders, in which the film material is inserted. In the medium format film holder there can be films inserted with a height of 6 cm up to a width of 22 cm. In the 35mm slide mount holder up to 4 mounted slides can be inserted; in the 35mm film strip holder there can be inserted film strips (negatives or positives) up to a length of 6 frames. Since the scanner does not have an automatic film strip transport only the actually over the sensor positioned image can be scanned; after each scan the film holder has to be moved to the next position manually.
As you can read in our detailed test report about the Braun FS-120
, the Braun FS-120 scans with a nominal resolution of 3200 dpi and achieves (exceeds) this resolution also in practice (measurement with our test device). So it is the first film scanner which achieves in practice 100% of that, what the manufacturer promises - an excellent quality feature. Also notable is the very high scan speed of the Braun FS-120, so that you can digitize large amount of 35mm films or medium format films in an acceptable time.
In order to get a very good image quality you should operate the FS 120 with the professional scan software SilverFast Ai Studio and do an IT-8 color calibration before scanning.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
The Braun FS 120 shows its power only if you run it with a professional scan software like SilverFast Ai Studio and make an IT-8 calibration before scanning. That's why we mainly sell this scanner in a bundle with SilverFast Ai Studio
- Optical resolution: 3200 dpi
- Scan time: 3200 dpi, 24 Bit = 200 Sec.
- Colour depth: 48 Bit
- Density range: 3,6 Dmax
- Fix focus
- Image sensor: Linear Array Color CCD
- Lamp: white LEDs and infrared LEDs
- Scan area max: 24,3 x 36,5 mm / 118 x 56,9 mm
- Ports: USB 2.0
- MAGIC TOUCH Technology
- Dimensions: 320x165x160 mm (L x W x H)
- Weight: approx. 5,3 kg
Compatible film formats
- 35mm negative and positive as film strips
- Mounted 35mm slides (5 x 5 cm, max. thickness 3,2 mm)
- Medium formats 6x4,5 cm, 6x6 cm, 6x7 cm, 6x8 cm, 6x9 cm, 6x14cm (negative and positive)
Scope of delivery
- Scanner FS 120
- Slide holder for 4 mounted slides up to 3,2 mm thickness
- Film holder for film strips with up to 6 frames
- 22cm Medium format holder
- Scansoftware: Cyberview
- Adobe® Photoshop® Elements (according to your choice above)
- Windows 7 (64-Bit), 8 (64-Bit), 10 (64-Bit)
- Mac OS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11
- Photoshop Elements 9: Windows XP - 10, Mac OS 10.5.8 - 10.14
- Photoshop Elements 12: Windows 7 - 10, Mac OS 10.7 - 10.14
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.
If you work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - you should calibrate your screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).