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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edwin Eleazer" <email@example.com>
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
| ($40), the results are very good for the price. I'm not sure how much more
| would have had to spend to get significantly better scans, but it would
| reach the point of diminishing returns.
| > -----Original Message-----
| > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
| > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Terry Carroll
| > Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 2:48 PM
| > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
| > Subject: filmscanners: Thoughts on Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II?
| > I'm probably getting a film scanner next month. I've tentatively
| > on the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II. I just thought I'd check in with
| > 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
| > 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
| > the same neighborhood ($480 at B&H), but it's SCSI.
| > I note that a review of the Minolta on Epinions complains about a
| > streak showing up on scans, and I think I've seen some other comments to
| > that effect. Is that a common problem?
| >  http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-3639-26302547-3A1F27FF-prod5
| > --
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