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Scanners - Minolta vs. Nikon and scan resolution question
Old 01-02-2004, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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any comments on Minolta's line of Dimage vs. Nikon's Coolscan scanners?

Also, do you really need a scanner that has a resolution of 5400 x 5400 (such as Dimage Elite 5400)?

For preservation purposes, I want to digitize my old film stock. Maximum print size from the digital files would be 11 x 14 with majority being 8 x 10.
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Re: Scanners - Minolta vs. Nikon and scan resolution question
Old 01-02-2004, 11:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Assuming you are comparing the Dimage 5400 to the Nikon 4000, I don't know either [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. I've posted some queries here and elsewhere asking the same question, and still don't have an answer. All I know is the 4000 does some great scans, but can be tricky to operate. I never used mine - a friend from overseas was visiting me and bought it from me, and took it with him before I ever had a chance to take it out of the box, so I'm still using my old Coolscan III. One advantage of the Nikon 4000 is that you can get the auto-feeder for it, which will hold and automatically scan 50 slides at a sitting (or overnite). I have a friend who did this to archive his old slides (which is why I was looking into it) and said it did a great job. The 5400 will only batch 4 at a time, but it is about $400 cheaper. Neither comes with the Silverfast 3rd party scanning software, which I am told makes a big difference in quality and ease of use.

Unfortunately no one I know owns both (I don't even know anyone with the 5400) to allow for a good solid comparison. You have to rely on professional reviewers, so you might try looking here:

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/
http://www.photo-i.co.uk/cgi-bin/iko...konboard.pl?s=
http://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.pdngallery.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi

I'll be curious to know if these help, and which one you end up with.

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Re: Scanners - Minolta vs. Nikon and scan resolution question
Old 01-03-2004, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've ordered a Minolta Dimage 5400, and it should arrive sometime next week. Hopefully I can post some comparison scans before Rolando's L.A. workshop.

Unfortunately, I had a lot of problems getting good shadow detail from the Nikon. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: new Nikon scanners
Old 01-04-2004, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This just in. B&H Photo has no Nikon scanners at the moment because they say Nikon has discontinued all their old ones, to be replaced by updated comparable units this spring. You can see them here (with the old ones) but you'll have to do the price conversions on your own.

http://www.europe-nikon.com/category...Id=22&catId=97

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Please let me know
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John, please let me know what you think of the 5400 once you get it up and working. Thanks. Gus
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Andy,
thanks for providing info!
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FYI: Nikon just releases (3) new film scanners:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-6451-6613
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