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Re: filmscanners: Review of the Nikon CoolScan 4000



Jeremy
Please take a real sharp slide  ( glassles) and select the auto focus in the 
middle of the picture and scan the slide ( standard mode)
Move the auto focus setting out from the middle against the side  of the 
picture and scan.
Compare the information in the middle and corner  of the 2 slides.
Don't tell me that you not can se a big difference in the sharpness
I have done this test on 2 different ED 4000 and same results.
Best Regards
Mikael Risedal





>From: "Jeremy Brookfield" <jeremy@percula.com>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Review of the Nikon CoolScan 4000
>Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2001 09:05:26 +0200
>
>
>
>Rob Geraghty wrote:
>
> > Hopefully someone will produce a more balanced review - hopefully 
>comparing
> > the Nikon 4000 with another 4000dpi scanner.
>
>I got my 4000 last week. I can only compare it to the 2000. It is clearly a
>major improvement
>     - the improvment in dynamic range is noticeable
>     - the higher resolution does show more detail and not just film grain.
>     - I do appreciate the firewire connectivity over SCSI
>     - I have no problems with edge to edge sharpness / film curvature with 
>the
>(glassless) slide mounts I use.
>
>But.
>The software (Nikon Scan 3.0) is so buggy as to render the scanner useless 
>to
>all intents and purposes.
>In general each and every scan will crash (in one of several dlls). I have 
>found
>a technique to avoid the crashes but I need to do the preview / 
>manipulation,
>scan and save as TIFF in three separate starts of the product. Totally
>unacceptable. The software is not labelled as beta but its quality is not 
>even
>of beta level.
>Other than scratch removal, I have not played with ICE as it is guaranteed 
>to
>crash my scans.
>
>Perhaps Silverfast will support the scanner in the near future. I have 
>never had
>much faith in Nikon software.
>
> >
> >
> > Rob
> >
> > PS I have no doubt the Nikon 4000 is a nice scanner. :)
>
>Yes, it is a "nice" scanner, shame about the software
>
>Jeremy Brookfield
>
>

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