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[filmscanners] Re: Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED



Not true. The Polaroid is a fine scanner but the LS-4000 ED has better
shadow detail. There are several tests on the web that will show you that.
Shadow detail is important to me and it was one of the reasons for me to
pick the LS-4000 ED. I have been using the Nikon intensively for a few
months now and I am very happy with it. The depth of field problem is highly
exaggerated.
I am a bit of a perfectionist myself but in practise so far the depth of
field "problem" has not been an issue for me. Should it become one then
there are still workarounds available.
I'm presently working on a bunch of old slides that over the years suffered
quite a bit and collected hard to remove smudges. I really am extremely
happy with the ICE functionality, it has saved me very much time. ROC comes
in handy from time to time as well - so does GEM. There seems to be a bit of
LS-4000 ED bashing going on but not rightly so, it's a very nice piece of
machinery.

If you already own a Polaroid I'm not so sure it's wise to replace it
though. The new "Polaroid Dust & Scratch Removal" may just do the trick.
However if you often have to scan dirty or scratched film it may still be
worth it to get the Nikon.

Rik

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Scales" <tscales@attglobal.net>
To: <sijpesteyn@wanadoo.nl>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 2:49 AM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED


Don't do it.

I had an SS4000 and it with an LS-400 (4000ED).  The Polaroid is a better
scanner.  Better shadow detail.  Crisper -- no depth of field problem.

The advantage of the Nikon is DIce, which I rarely use, and the bulk film
loader (optional and expensive) which I just flat love.  Being able to scan
36 negs at a time is wonderful.

If Polaroid had ever been able to build the loader they kept promising, they
would have taken over the market.

Tom

I am sure this has been hashed over and over, but I am new to this
group.
I actually already have a Polaroid Sprintscan 4000, but after seeing the
results
of the Digital Ice, it convinced me to replace it :-(

I am looking at a new Coolscan 4000, and have a couple of questions.  If
you
want reply off list.

1.  I have seen prices all over the map for this one, any suggestions on
a good deal from a reputable supplier?

2.  Comments Positive or Negative about this scanner.

Thanks,
Jim Christensen
http://www.uwphoto.net


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