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Re: filmscanners: CANON FS4000US vs NIKON IV ED

I have the Artixscan 4000T (same as SS4000) and dust is a big problem. The
best solution is to put the film through the scanner before you do anything
else with it. I currently have a box of slides that I have had for over a
week and haven't even opened them because I want to take the lid off and
scan them before the dust arrives! Older slides are just covered in the
stuff - even if you have only taken them out of the box a couple of times.
Worst of all seem to be the ones that have been back to several labs for
re-printing - these just seem to pick up all sorts of muck.

If you look at the archive of this list you'll see all sorts of solutions
for dust removal before scanning. Ultimately you can expect to spend
5-10mins cloning out dust on an exceptionally clean slide. 2 hours is not
unknown for a bad example. I don't know how well ICE would cope with the
good or the bad examples, but I for one have better things to do.

Some people round here say it's good for the soul. I say it's a FPITA and it
can't be good for your eyes either.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Hargens" <ldmr@cruzio.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 2:25 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: CANON FS4000US vs NIKON IV ED

> I hope some good reviews come out, otherwise I'll probably opt for the
> SprintScan 4000. It's price has gone down and it's bundled with
> Also,overall, I've heard good things about Polaroid's customer service.
> Finally, I'm not sure that NOT having an onboard dust and scratch removal
> option like FARE or ICE would make a significant difference, since,
> according to what I've read, the SprintScan scans/read less dust,
> etc. than the Nikon systems.
> Chris
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jm1209" <jm1209@jbic.com>
> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 12:02 PM
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: CANON FS4000US vs NIKON IV ED
> > i guess the long wait for the improved canon was a waste of time. it
> > seems that i always wait for the next improved version  of many computer
> > products and they wind up not being all that much better.
> > the nikon has a better advertised dynamic range but less resolution.
> > possibly this may be a better combination anyway.
> > i am a new to this film scanner business and hope more people respond
> > with their opinions.
> > thanks
> > jim
> >
> > Arthur Entlich wrote:
> > >
> > > AR Studio wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > > Canoscan FS4000. but resolution is lower.
> > > >
> > > > Does that help?
> > > >
> > > > Helen + Andrew
> > >
> > > Well, That's disappointing.  I'm hoping you got a defective one ;-)
> > >
> > > Sounds like it is little to no improvement over the 2700 FS 2710 then.
> > >
> > > Art
> >


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