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Re: filmscanners: Best film scanner, period!!!



What's the best scanner for _mounted_ 35mm slides?

I've seen the new Nikon LS-4000, but unfortunately it does not provide SCSI
interface or Windows NT driver, so I'll never be able to use it.  What other
options are there?


----- Original Message -----
From: "rlb" <rlb@triad.rr.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 11:26
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best film scanner, period!!!


> Steve:
>
> Of course Imacon is the benchmark of film scanners but I hardly think that
> most photographers could consider one.  They start at $10,000 with specs
> that are not as good as the Nikon 8000 and go up to the $15,000 model which
> is the benchmark.  Although money was not necessarily the issue when I
> purchased my Nikon 8000 I could not see the images from the Imacon as five
> times better.  I owned the Minolta Dimage Multi for about two years and was
> pleased with the results.  My Nikon 8000 produces much higher quality scans
> and it was a grand more than the Minolta.  Perhaps one of these days I will
> find an Imacon at a "fire sale" but I certainly won't hold my breath.  There
> must be a serious learning curve with the Imacon.  I have a friend that has
> one and his results are sporadic.  One scan is stunning and the next several
> are not so stunning.
>
> Bob
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven N. Norvich" <snorvich@interaccess.com>
> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 4:36 AM
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best film scanner, period!!!
>
>
> > At 09:21 AM 8/24/01 +0200, you wrote:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >a very direct question...... For top quality purpose, after reading many
> > >messages I am still confuse regarding what is considered today, the BEST
> > >film scanner around, and which model? SS 4000, Nikon 8000, Minolta Dimage
> > >II....... Let's forget for now the budget and let's talk just about pure
> > >performance, mostly about resolution, max dmax and details, etc,
> etc......
> > >Thanks for your consideration; Andrea
> > >--
> >
> > Probably Imacon in a price range most can consider.
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Steve
> >
> > Steve Norvich
> > Quentin Corners #114
> > 853 N. Quentin Road
> > Palatine, Illinois 60067-0711
> >
> > http://www.underwaterphotos.com
> > steve@underwaterphotos.com
>




 




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