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



Thanks Edwin - I just ordered it.

Maris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edwin Eleazer" <ee907@earthlink.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 5:23 PM
Subject: 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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