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Re: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro Manual URL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Jackson" <Ian_Jackson@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro Manual URL

>However I was surprised to read Bernhard's comment about the Nikon
>beating the Minolta "on every count" on the visual results.  I wonder if
>he was comparing the review pictures or the real thing?


I was comparing the review pictures, but as they use always exactly the same
slides this should be a valuable test. I am amazed that they  rate the
Minolta highest themselves, because the sample scans speak another
language...  What do you think when looking at them? And what would you base
your choice upon? The manufacturors announcments?

I think Nikon has always built good scanners, specially the new ED glass
line seems to meet high standards, the only issue seems to be the banding
problem in the 8000, that seems to show up eventually, but which should be
fixed in the future (I hope). Despite that problem everyone who has the 8000
seems to like the results it gives.

On the Yahoo Piezography list there have been some threads concerning the
8000, one guy has posted scans of both the Nikon 8000 and the Heidelberg
Tango drum scanner - the Nikon compares quite good in this "test" - the link
to the scans is: http://homepage.mac.com/anton/NikonTango/index.html )

Of course mine is just another "opinion" but I dont think I will have the
chance to compare them side to side - unfortunately...

greetings from Berlin,



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