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Re: filmscanners: LS-2000 VS LS-40

I use the LS-30 with great success, and since I scan mostly color negatives
using NS 3.0 and Vuescan, it's been plenty good enough for my needs.
Version 3.1 of NikonScan will be out in the next week, and you might wait
untill it comes out to make your choice. But there is always GEM and ROC
with the LS-40 and it doesn't look like they will ever be available with the
LS-2000, so I would lean toward the LS-40, unless you can afford a LS-4000.
But the choice of scanning software, Vuescan or NikonScan, is also very
influential in which you may want to buy. I would think that you would want
the ability to use all of the features of both, thus the LS-40 would be the
better bet overall.
----- Original Message -----
From: "shAf" <michael@shaffer.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 4:16 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: LS-2000 VS LS-40

> Dave writes ...
> > I'm thinking about buying either a Nikon
> > Coolscan IV (LS-40) or a refurbished LS-2000.
> > Both nearly same price. What do you think?
> > The current "little brother" model or
> > the older "middle brother" model.
> > ...  The specs are nearly identical.
> The specs are identical.  Personally, and using the LS-2000, I see no
> need to go upward to the LS-4000 ... but the ability to batch scan
> with the LS-2000 is somewhat deficient with respect to focus.  It
> "film strip feeder" doesn't hold the film as flat as does the "film
> strip holder", which cannot be used for multiple frame batch scans.
> Perhaps, the "film feeder" has improved(?)
> shAf  :o)


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