I know what you mean by the images. I find many areas that are so close as
to be almost identical. Some are very different, such as the foliage, but
we do not know which green is the right green colour - was the foliage
lighter or darker than the scanned image. I do agree that the blacks seem
deeper on the Nikon but again.
I agree that when spending this amount of money it is vital to make the
right decision. I also firmly believe that whatever I buy, the next week a
bigger and better scanner at a cheaper price will come out and I will want
that one instead! Happened when I bought a video player and I bet it
Bernhard Ess wrote:
> Simon, you are right about their arguments, but they keep telling
> that the scans should speak for themselves - having read the review I was
> very positive about the Minolta, but having re- examined the scans in
> I changed my view - did you look at them quietly? What I found is that the
> bigger - upsampled - resolution of 4800 doesn´t give more detail, but more
> unsharpness - but the difference in noise is just *very* strong in the
> areas. And there is this strange veil above the Minolta scans - which
> everything come out more clearly and nicer colours fir the Nikon.
> I repost those deciding links: it was
> http://www.imaging-resource.com/SCAN/DSMP/DSMTRAIN6ADJ.HTM for the
> http://www.imaging-resource.com/SCAN/CS8K/C8TRAIN9.HTM for the Nikon 8000.
> Watch exactly at the lower part of the locomotive where it really dark - I
> opened the pics in photoshop side to side - for me this seems like as if
> Nikon is a clear winner here.
> Don´t misunderstand me here please - I don´t try to make one machine bad
> another one good - I have no personal preference to one brand or another -
> just try to find out which machine I will spend *so much* money for....
> those scans seem like the most exact measure I have at hand...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon Lamb" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:56 PM
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Minolta Scan Multi Pro REVIEW???
> > Bernhard Ess wrote:
> > SNIP:
> > > BTW, I have re- studied the sample scans of the Minolta and the Nikon
> > > on imaging- resource, and unfortunately I have come to the conclusion
> > > the Nikon ist the better scanner in almost every respect:
> > Bernhard
> > If you re-studied the article it disagrees with your statement. I quote
> > (with recognition of the article copyright to Imaging-Resource):