>Nikon scanners. Specifically, I'd like to find out whether scans
>performed *without* ICE on the new scanners have the same problems
>with excessive dust and scratches as on the old scanners, or if this
>has been improved, and if so, by how much.
What problems did the old scanners have with excessive dust and scratches?
I haven't seen anything with my LS30 I'd describe as a problem with respect
to dust and scratches on chromogenic film. The only problem I've had with
the the Nikon I'd describe as a fault is the jaggies produced by Nikonscan
(which Vuescan cures). Do you mean the collimated light highlighting dust
and scratches? I wouldn't expect that to change either.
> In addition, I'd like to know if performance *with* ICE has
> improved when scanning Kodachrome and B&W films.
Presumably the behaviour would be identical with Kodachrome
and B&W film because the behaviour with IR is the same.
Rob Geraghty email@example.com