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RE: filmscanners: Nikon Super coolscan 4000 Problems



"ICE" is what it is. It gets rid of dust at the cost of image sharpness. If
that tradeoff is acceptable it will work for him.
David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jawed Ashraf [mailto:Jawed@cupidity.force9.co.uk]
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 2:46 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon Super coolscan 4000 Problems
> 
> 
> I think Martin *needs* ICE .  I hope he can get it working 
> the way he wants.
> 
> Jawed
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of 
> Hemingway, David
> > J
> > Sent: 31 August 2001 19:15
> > To: 'filmscanners@halftone.co.uk'
> > Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon Super coolscan 4000 Problems
> >
> >
> > Martin,
> > There is a "roller" manufactured by a UK company called TekNek.
> > They have a
> > Chicago office in the US. These rollers are mainly used by
> > companies coating
> > or processing wide web sheets. Polaroid uses them in some 
> of their coating
> > operations.
> > They also have a small hand held version that is used by
> > photographers, and
> > in the PCB industry. They cost about $100 and come with 
> "sticky" paper to
> > remove the dust from the roller . They last nearly forever. 
> I have one and
> > really like it.
> > One dealer is:
> > http://www.gwjco.com/cleanroll.htm
> >
> > Wish you had bought a better scanner that would give that 
> good OD in a
> > single pass. But glad to help anyway. Say you could 
> probably buy 2 better
> > scanners after rebate!!! :)
> > Regards
> > David
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Barbara & Martin Greene [mailto:martbarb@earthlink.net]
> > > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 1:24 PM
> > > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > > Subject: filmscanners: Nikon Super coolscan 4000 Problems
> > >
> > >
> > > Have my new scanner less than a week and have a couple of
> > > serious problems
> > > that I'd like help with.  Up until now, I've scanned all of
> > > my slides using
> > > Photo Cds and had anticipated a vast improvement in quality.
> > > I keep my
> > > slides as clean as possible.  When I scan using Digital Ice,
> > > I get clean
> > > scans, but I feel they are on the soft side, particularly
> > > when compared to
> > > the amount of detail present when Digital Ice is turned 
> off.  But, the
> > > dilemma is, that when Digital  Ice is off, the amount of junk
> > > covering every
> > > part of the scan is horrendous.  I  checked with Nikon tech
> > > support,  and
> > > the recommendation was to clean it out with canned air.  I
> > > did this and the
> > > result was some reduction in junk, but still lots left over.  They
> > > recommended I return it for cleaning.  Strange, that there
> > > should have been
> > > so much dirt in it. I bought it from Ritz camera, and, so far
> > > as I could
> > > tell, it was freshly  boxed.  I can still return it to them.
> > >
> > > But I am distressed that Digital Ice so softens the scan,
> > > forcing me to do
> > > without it and have to deal with dust through Photoshop,
> > > however little
> > > there may if I get a new machine.  Also, I've found that
> > > getting a sharp
> > > scan, even when I auto-focus on the sharpest part of an
> > > image, does not
> > > occur with consistency.  Without making a few scans of an
> > > image, it can be
> > > difficult to know when you get the best results.  I'm
> > > wondering whether or
> > > not I got a lemon?  Feeling that maybe I'd do better with the
> > > new Canonscan
> > > 4000, whose sharpness has been praised and the Fast software
> > > is supposed to
> > > have little or no softening effect.  Also, at this point, the main
> > > difference I see between the Photo CD and the Nikon scan is
> > > that the Photo
> > > CD color is way off, requiring lots of correction in 
> Photoshop and the
> > > Nikon scan is color-perfect.  I'd appreciate assistance from
> > > those who are
> > > using the above scanners.
> > >
> > > Martin
> > >
> >
> 




 




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