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RE: filmscanners: Stellar ghosts and Nikon Coolscan IVED (LS40)

Harry - maybe this is a bit obvious, but why don't you write to Nikon with 
a sample and ask them what they suggest?  They may not be the world's best 
at customer relations (perhaps because they are trying to avoid a "jaggies" 
fiasco) but IME they always answer emails I send to ...

Nikon - Digital Imaging <digitalimaging@nikonincmail.com>

It seems to be a real problem you have there, and one which may turn out to 
be fixable or may be something that Nikon need to look at.

Best of luck,


At 07:10 12/05/01, you wrote:
>On Fri, 11 May 2001, shAf wrote:
> >       To me this implies the problem is with respect to the film ... a
> > problem with the scanner, yes ... but the problem rotates with the
> > film.  If I were to guess, and try something different ... I would
> > snip off the sprocket holes ... possibly "all those edges" are the
> > source for the internal relections(???)
>The slides are framed. The ghost does not rotate with the film (it rotates
>in respect to the stars) - am I choosing the right words here?
>I have scanned two  more pictures
>Here the slide is put in the scanner as should and when viewed with
>vuescan this image is at the bottom, somewhat to the right. You can see
>the ghosts below the two stars in the field.
>Then I turn the slide counterclockwise by 90 degrees. Now the scene is on
>the top edge of the vuescan window and again on the right side. Now I get
>Now you can see the ghosts pointing up on the screen.
>Exposure is set manually on 1 sec. Gamma curves are used in processing.
>This image is taken with a 300mm  lens, on EPH ISO 1600
>  - the other images mentioned earlier were taken with a 50mm lens and
>Kodachrome 200.
>Thanks for all the suggestions and tips I have had from this group.

Julian Robinson
in usually sunny, smog free Canberra, Australia


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