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Re: filmscanners: New Nikon performance



In a message dated 6/8/2001 6:14:53 AM EST, kingphoto@mindspring.com writes:

> Not quite sure how to answer this assertion since it goes against
>  everything I've read and my own personal experience.

Don't believe everything you read (including what I write <smile>).

> I guess all I
>  can say is scans on my LS-30 without ICE compared to scans on my Agfa
>  T-2500 are quite different in terms of dust and scratches.

My experience is that scanners with better focus show more dust
than scanners without good focus.  For instance, take a SprintScan 4000
and a Nikon LS-4000 and compare the raw scans.  They show exactly
the same dust spots if you use the same slide on both, and both have
excellent focus.  If you take the same slide and scan it on almost
any flatbed, it won't show as much dust, since the dust spots get
blurred.

The whole "Nikon scanners accentuate dust" thing is just FUD
(fear, uncertainty and doubt) from vendors competing with Nikon.

Regards,
Ed Hamrick




 




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