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[filmscanners] Re: Any views on Minolta Dimage Scan Elite

  • To: lexa@www.lexa.ru
  • Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Any views on Minolta Dimage Scan Elite
  • From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic-1@shaw.ca>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 16:11:35 -0700
  • References: <CEEDLAAMNJAOOCELHODFCEDKCLAA.jamie@buckly.u-net.com>
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Hi Jamie,

It appears I'm in error here.  I went to the European site which has the
newest software/firmware upgrades for the Elite F-2900 and Elite II as
well as the other Pro and Dual scanners.

The latest version is indeed the one you have (DSE104e.exe), which I
assumed was a full upgrade as the Elite II received.  Like the Dual II,
which is also version 1.03 or so, this is not a full upgrade with the
new firmware.

The Pro, Multi I and II, and the Elite II all have the newest software
package (DS100e.exe) being offered. (Yes, I know the numbers don't make
any sense--then again what does in the way Minolta names their scanners?).

So, it would appear the Scan II (in spite of being the most recent
version until a few weeks ago), Elite I and other earlier scanners are
not getting major facelifts, at least not yet.


Jamie wrote:

> Art
> I'm aware of the software download dated 31st May 2002, version DSE104e. Is
> this the latest one?
> I'm not aware of any firmware download. If there is one, could you point me
> to the address where I can download it.
> Jamie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: 08 October 2002 09:01
> To: jamie@buckly.u-net.com
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Any views on Minolta Dimage Scan Elite
> I haven't tested Vuescan in many moons.  It is upgraded about twice a week.
> A lot of people really prefer it to the manufacturers' products.  Since
> the demo is fully functional and free (it's only limitation is it
> creates a watermark over the image) I suggest you try it.  The one
> specific area I know some people preferred it to the minolta product is
> the ability to do a "slow scan" which improved the shadows by lessening
> the green noise.  Others like some of the color accuracy features.
> Since the demo is a quick download, why not try it.  I shouldn't
> interfere with the Minolta software as long as you don't run both at the
> same time.
> Once you get your scanner, you may wish to upgrade the firmware and
> software for it on Minolta's website.  Check some comments here before
> doing so, I believe some people have had incompatibility problems with
> the newer versions.
> Art

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