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RE: filmscanners: scanner dilemma
Pat Perez writes ...
> I recently sold my Canoscan 2710 in order to make way
> for a new film scanner. I am strictly an amatuer
> photographer, so in shopping for a new scanner, I have
> less need for a high volume production model than a
> high image quality model, though more of each is
> My initial survey of the market led me towards the
> new Nikon Coolscan IV largely for it's ICE^3
> capability, and I figure that Genuine Fractals will
> help offset the lower resolution compared to some
> newer models out there. I am concerned about two
> issues with the IV, however: namely that it uses the
> USB interface, and it doesn't support native
> multisampling (although I will guess that Vuescan will
> allow it by moving the film as it did with my Canon).
If multiple-sampling is important to you ...
and for the Nikons I would suggest that it should be
... you might want to lean towards the LS-4000 (or
possibly a used LS-2000, which is as good as the IV
in every respect) ... both the 2000 & 4000 offer
multiple-sampling without multiple passes. That is,
when Vuescan asked my LS-2000 for a 2nd pass
(long-exposure option, not multiple pass), the
registration was poor. Perfect registration will of
course vary from scanner to scanner, but I believe
you should accept it will change over time.