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[filmscanners] Re:GRAIN/ICE SHOWDOWN: NikonLS8000vs.MinoltaScanMulti Pro!

Hi Simon,

No I'm not.  I had just purchased one the day before David Soderman posted
his grain color neg comparisons between the Minolta and Nikon.  While I feel
the Polaroid is better than the Minolta with the color neg grain problem, I
began to wonder if the Nikon was better still.  Then I realized many of my
preconceived ideas about the Nikon's drawbacks were either not true (using
ICE with Kodachrome for example), or there are workarounds.

You may not have seen my first post in this thread where I said I was
seriously considering the switch before the return period on the SS120 ran
out.  The Polaroid SS120 is a great scanner, but to be perfectly honest and
FWIW, after having my hands on both, I feel the Nikon is considerably



----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com>
To: <kingphoto@mindspring.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:03 AM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Re:GRAIN/ICE SHOWDOWN:
NikonLS8000vs.MinoltaScanMulti Pro!

Are you no longer using the SS 120?


On 13/4/02 8:34 am, "Dave King" <kingphoto@mindspring.com> wrote:

> I took shipment on an LS-8000 today.  As you say Anthony, Nikonscan 3.1.2
> returns an excellent result at default settings, and curves etc are very
> responsive and useful.  8 bit workflow here I come.  The scanner mechanism
> makes reassuring sounds in operation, and seems very solid.  I tested a
> recent E-6 chrome, a recent color neg, and an ancient, terribly faded and
> surface damaged E-6 chrome with ICE and ROC.  The scans from the new film
> were near perfect with much less effort than I'm accustomed to, and the
> restoration of the old chrome was, yes, amazing.  I'm impressed.
> Dave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anthony Atkielski" <anthony@atkielski.com>
> To: <kingphoto@mindspring.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 4:34 PM
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Re:GRAIN/ICE SHOWDOWN: Nikon
> LS8000vs.MinoltaScanMulti Pro!
> Even the early versions I used always produced excellent scans.  The
> version with an LS-8000ED produces scans that are _almost_ perfect, and
> require virtually no preparation at all ... and it does that without any
> special tweaking of the parameters (I'm pretty much using the defaults at
> the moment).

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