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RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED

Title: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED
Be sure you check out Digital ROC and Digital GEM as part of your comparison. I've been using Digital ROC on normally exposed images with a wide dynamic range where part of the image I'm interested in is over/under exposed with great results. It is also very helpful on my over/under exposed images (unfortuntately I have too many of these) :(. Also, I can use 400 or 800 speed film and about get the same results as using 100 speed film by applying Digital ROC. It works on black and white images as well. It is really interesting how it removes the noise without blurring the film.
I'd like to hear about your experiences too.
Jack Phipps
Applied Science Fiction
-----Original Message-----
From: Wilson, Paul [mailto:PWilson@gomez.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 3:43 PM
To: 'filmscanners@halftone.co.uk'
Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED

My SS120 should also be here by Friday.  In fact, I'll have both scanners for the weekend so I'll try to do some good comparisons.  If it's as good as everyone says and I save $200 (paid $2600 for the lesser package, paid $2800 for the LS8000), I'll be very happy.

Can anyone answer the following?:
- What does Binuscan and Silverfast get me over the standard software?
- does the SS120 come with a IEEE1394 card?

Paul Wilson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lawrence Smith [mailto:lsmith@lwsphoto.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 3:37 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED
> My 120 is on it's way and I'm going to do some tests over the weekend.
> Overall, I'm conviced that the 8000 is not ready for prime
> time (although
> the Nikon folks would beg to differ).  Although ICE is nice, I'm more
> interested in the sharpest scans with the best shadow detail
> I can get.  ICE
> ain't going to do that for me.  I still have a LS2000 so if I
> have nasty 35
> slides, I can use that machine.  My medium format slides and negs are
> pristine so ICE is less of an issue with them...  Will provide my
> impressions in a few days.
> Lawrence
> >
> > If SS120 users came to list singing its praises every day you
> > would smell a
> > rat and call for the exterminator :-)
> >
> >


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