Sprintscan 120 does not come bundled with any interface cards. I would describe
PolaColor Insight as a easy to use, get up and running quickly scanner software.
In scanner software nirvana using a scale of 1 through 10 I would say Insight
will take you to a 6 or 7. Silverfast is a little harder to use but much more powerful.
Its unsharp mask in particular is much better than Photoshop’s as it works on luminance
only not saturation. It will do things that Insight will never do. I think that
the general industry perception is Silverfast and Lino Color are the two best
scanner software package’s from a power point of view. The Imacon software is
also pretty good. ( I do try to stay relatively unbiased).
further questions feel free to contact be on list or directly.
From: Wilson, Paul
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 4:43
Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon
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
Can anyone answer the following?:
- What does Binuscan and Silverfast get me over the standard
- does the SS120 come with a IEEE1394 card?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lawrence Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 3:37 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED
> My 120 is on it's way and I'm going to do some tests over the
> 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
> 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
> impressions in a few days.
> > If SS120 users came to list singing its praises every
> > would smell a
> > rat and call for the exterminator :-)