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


I did not respond to this.  Why do you consider the Nikon to be
'considerably' better than the SS 120?


On 13/4/02 6:28 pm, "Dave King" <kingphoto@mindspring.com> wrote:

> 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
> better.
> Cheers,
> Dave
> ----- 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?
> Simon
> 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
> current
>> 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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