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



Check out this link.
http://focuscamera.com/cgi-local/frameph2.pl/%3Dscn/%3D3853479

This place has great prices and came highly recommended by some other
photographers.  Get the LS-30, and you won't be dissapointed.
Edwin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of IronWorks
> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 5:14 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: 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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