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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 11:26
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best film scanner, period!!!
> 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.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven N. Norvich" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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,
> > >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
> > email@example.com