The Reflecta MF-5000 is a high-class filmscanner both for medium formats and for 35mm films. The MF 5000 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 6x14cm into the standard medium format film holder. In the optionally available 22cm medium film strip holder
the scan area is 14cm and you can insert film strips up to a length of 22cm. 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 14 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.
The MF-5000 has an optical resolution of 3200 dpi. As you can read in our detailed test report
about this device, it scans with an effective resolution of 3050 dpi thus achieving 95% of the nominal resolution. That is a very good value, so that one does not have to do a time-expensive image compression after scanning. In the 35mm area one gets effectively image files with about 13 million pixels - a rather average value. For a 6x6cm medium format film one obtains 44 million pixels; with these one can produce high-class prints up to a size of 100 x 100 cm.
The Reflecta MF-5000 is a very fast scaner. For a 35mm slide or negative it needs only 1-2 minutes if the automatic dust and scratch removal function is on. Even for a 6x6cm medium format it needs only about 5 minutes. The scanning times vary from computer to computer and also depend from the scan settings, however, the scan speed is extremely good compared to other film scanners. Even if the MF-5000 does not have an automatic batch mode, one can scan a larage amount of slides and negatives in a pretty short time. Additionally to the scanning times one has to consider the time needed for the rework of the scans in the image editing program. If you don't have a good image editing program on your computer, we recommend you Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
The image quality of the Reflecta MF-5000 is acceptable when operating it with the standard scan software CyberView, however, does not satisfy professional demands. In order to get a very good image quality you should operate the MF-5000 with the professional scan software SilverFast Ai Studio and do an IT-8 colour calibration before scanning.
The Reflecta MF-5000 plays up to its strength with the professional scan software SilverFast Ai Studio + IT-8 slide. In order to get the optimum image quality we recommend to operate the Scanner with Silverfast. With the SilverFast IT-8 colour calibration you can individually colour calibrate your scanner and so work in a professional colour managment workflow. Thereby the scanners's image quality is remarkably increased and you don't need to spend time for extensive image editing. That's why we offer the Reflecta MF-5000 in combination with the SilverFast scan software for a low bundle price. You can find detailed information about SilverFast and the IT-8 colour calibration on our SilverFast website.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
An alternative to the Reflecta MF-5000 is the Braun FS-120
, which is funcionally identical, but has a higher effective resolution and is faster. Additionally, Braun Phototechnik offers a better an faster service than reflecta. If you have professional demands concerning image quality you should take a Hasselblad scanner
or a Nikon Super CoolScan 9000 ED
- Optical resolution: 3200 dpi
- 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, 6x12 cm, 6x14 cm (negative and positive)
Scope of delivery
- Scanner Reflecta MF 5000
- Slide holder for 4 mounted slides up to 3,2 mm thickness
- Film holder for 35mm film strips with up to 6 frames
- 22cm medium format holder
- Adobe® Photoshop® Elements (according to your choice above)
- PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista 32Bit / 64Bit, Windows 7 32Bit / 64Bit, Windows 8 32Bit / 64Bit, Windows 10 (32Bit / 64Bit
- Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
One medium format film strip older is already included in the delivery content of the Reflecta MF-5000. With a second film strip holder you can load it while the other one is inside the scanner. That saves time and makes scanning more effective and comfortable.
One such slide mount holder is already included in the delivery content of the Reflecta MF-5000. With a second slide mount holder you can load it while the other one is inside the scanner. That saves time and makes scanning more effective and comfortable.
One such film strip holder is already included in the delivery content of the Reflecta MF-5000. With a second film strip holder you can load it while the other one is inside the scanner. That saves time and makes scanning more effective and comfortable.
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.
Those who work
with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film
scanner - should absolutely calibrate their 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).