Test of Canon and Nikon 4000 ppi scanner
Canon scanner and Canon software. Pre scan with calibration = 50 sec
Main scan 4000 ppi= 7 min !!!! (slow like a old Imaconscanner 6x7)
Canon scanner with Vuescan. Pre scan 15 sec. Main scan 4 min.
Nikon LS 4000 and software 3.1. Pre scan including calibration 45 sec.
Main scan with CMS on = 2 min. CMS of = 39 sec (fast)
Colors. Nikon much better than Canon. Canon little bit hard and
contra sty even with Vuescan
Nikon produce much cleaner colors and nuances .
Canon have more noise in shadows and less details than Nikon
Sharpness: Canon much better than Nikon LS 4000. Excellent overall
Nikon Ls 4000 can not produce equal sharpness over the whole film area if
the film are mounted glass less or in a filmstrip. Lack of depth of field.
The test shows that a combination of Canons sharpness and Nikons scanning
speed, colors and Dmax should be a nearly perfect mid end scanner.
The complete test result will be publicized in next Photodo Magazine.
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