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RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED



Hey, Lawrence, how are you making out with the SS120?  I'm liking mine
better and better, now that Ian's giving me a few additional pointers on the
SilverFast software.  I am a bit concerned about Polaroid's economic
problems and support; hopefully they'll sell a bunch of them so someone will
continue supporting the scanners . . .

The only feature I really am missing is digital ice, . . .  how about you?
Have you fixed your problems with the scanner?  BTW, a few times the
Silverfast software has not recognized my scanner, but then I start up
Polaroid's software, and then try it with Silverfast's again and it does
recognize it.  Next time it happens I'm going to contact Silverfast with the
details.  (I'm working on a Macintosh G4).

I've noticed that the scanner accentuates the grain (in Velvia) especially
in low density (overexposed) areas of the slides much more than the Tango
drum scans I've been getting.  What's weird is that I could swear its
accentuated more in the medium format than 35 mm slides I've scanned.  Maybe
it has to do with the development procedure? My lab for medium format may be
doing something to increase contrast?  . . .  From what I've read, Nikon's
LED light source would accentuate grain even more than the SS120, so I guess
there's no tradeoff there.

Howard.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence Smith [mailto:lsmith@lwsphoto.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 11:54 AM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED


What about the ls-4000?



> I am waiting for Polaroid (or someone else) to release a 4000+dpi 35 mm
> slide scanner with ICE^3.  Looking at the current prices on the 
> SS4000 ($950
> according to CNET) and the $200 rebate currently being offered, I expect
> something soon.




 




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