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[filmscanners] RE: Minolta Dimage Elite II - another faulty unit


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  • Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Minolta Dimage Elite II - another faulty unit
  • From: "Dominik Kacprzak" <dominik@arsdigita.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 16:35:03 -0800
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Hi Ralf,

I didn't even get this far.  My scanner consistently produces a light,
vertical line across the entire slide.  First, I thought that my slide was
scratched, but after rotating a slide, it became apparent that the line is
introduced by the scanner.  It happens with or without ICE turned on.  Also,
I tested ROC and GEM features, they introduced a lot of artifacts on slides,
I haven't found them useful at all.

It's a bummer, because I liked the other features of this scanner, native
16bit scanning, dynamic range, slide loading...  Tomorrow the scanner is
going back to BhPhoto and I'm going to buy either a Nikon Coolscan IV or
CanoScan FS-2720, or stick with my old Elite.

- Dominik

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Ralf Schmode
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 2:02 PM
> To: dominik@arsdigita.com
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Minolta Dimage Elite II
>
>
> Dominik Kacprzak schrieb:
>
> [LS-30 shadow banding]
>
> > Hi Ralf,
> >
> > do you have any suggestions for how to test this issue?  I've
> just got my
> > Elite II delivered.  I wonder how US version compares with what you got.
>
>
> Hi, Dominik,
>
> pretty simple. Just take a dense, contrasty slide and scan it at highest
> resolution. Open the scan with your image processing software and
> increase the gamma value to about 3. View at 100, better 200 % of
> original size.
>
> If there are no visible, periodic artefacts, split the picture into the
> RGB channels and look again. If everything's still smooth, you've got
> one of the *good* units.
>
> BTW, my banding examples are at http://schmode.net/banding_new_unit.jpg.
>
> See ya -
>
> Ralf

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