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Re: filmscanners: Thoughts on Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II?



Where did you see the refurb for $499?  I'm in the market and that's exactly
my idea - to pick up an LS-30 since the IVs are or will soon be out.

Maris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edwin Eleazer" <ee907@earthlink.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 2:28 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: Thoughts on Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II?


| You might do well to look at the LS-30 Nikon. Since it's being replaced,
| very good deals are becoming available on it, and it includes the infared
| channel for "ICE" and I have seen refurbished units for $499, although I
| have no experience with them. And right out of the box, it does incredible
| scans. Since I'm an amateur like you, getting a additional 5 years of
| warranty coverage for only $100 was very important to me. Plus, with
Vuescan
| ($40), the results are very good for the price. I'm not sure how much more
I
| would have had to spend to get significantly better scans, but it would
| reach the point of diminishing returns.
| Edwin
|
| > -----Original Message-----
| > From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
| > [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Terry Carroll
| > Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 2:48 PM
| > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
| > Subject: filmscanners: Thoughts on Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II?
| >
| >
| > I'm probably getting a film scanner next month.  I've tentatively
settled
| > on the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II.  I just thought I'd check in with
this
| > list on this particular scanner, to see how well it's been received.
| >
| > My application is scanning 35mm negatives, mostly color.  What I like
| > about the Dimage is:
| >
| >  1) its price -- I really don't want to go much over $500.  I'm an
| > amateur, and can't justify a whole lot more than this.  As a benchmark,
| > the B&H price on this scanner is $460;
| >
| >  2) the USB connection.  I've had good luck with USB, and will probably
be
| > replacing my PC sometime within the next year, and I expect to have a
| > shortage of slots for a SCSI adapter -- so I'm trying to move away from
| > SCSI.
| >
| > An alternative scanner I'd identified was the Canon FS2710.  The price
is
| > the same neighborhood ($480 at B&H), but it's SCSI.
| >
| > I note that a review of the Minolta on Epinions[1] complains about a
dark
| > streak showing up on scans, and I think I've seen some other comments to
| > that effect.  Is that a common problem?
| >
| >
| > [1] http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-3639-26302547-3A1F27FF-prod5
| >
| >
| > --
| > Terry Carroll       | No representations, warranties or
characterizations
| > Santa Clara, CA     | regarding any actual university, including any
named
| > carroll@tjc.com     | "UC Sunnydale" or "University of California at
| > Modell delendus est | Sunnydale" are intended and none should be
inferred.
| >
| >
| >
|
|




 




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