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05-19-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hi-Res Scan Film Samples 400TX, P-800, 400UC, PRO400H

different photographs scanned on a Nikon Coolscan V using Nikon Scan. really not sure why everyone hates on the software, it makes more sense than Vuescan which seems like a CS project gone wrong. i'm getting what appears to be very good results too by messing around with the black, mid and white points.

this was the most useful tutorial i found online for Nikon Scan
http://www.photosafaris.com/Articles/ScanningImagesWithNikonScan.asp

you can download the 20MP+ original (no USM applied) by right clicking the large image.
http://simonsays.zenfolio.com/hirescan/

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Ah to have a fast scanner... I'll have to save up.
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ehhh it's not that fast, i scanned these frames individually
on flatbed you can do a tonne at a time
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
ehhh it's not that fast, i scanned these frames individually
on flatbed you can do a tonne at a time
Even though my flatbed can hold 12 negatives / 8 slides at a time for some reason, the TWAIN driver only allows 1 image to be selected.

As for slow, 48bit, 2400dpi at 100% takes almost 6 minutes a scan. Once I get my Delta 100 back I wonder if 16bit B&W scanning will be any faster

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4000 dpi 48 bit colour slide < 1 min

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Nikon Coolscan 5000ED

4000 dpi 48 bit colour slide < 1 min

I have my eyes on the PlusTek 7200i SE, I believe it's about $399 Cdn. Plustek Film Scanner - OpticFilm 7200i SE
Scan Speed; Approx. 36 sec (3600 dpi), 68 sec (7200 dpi) when Negative in True Colour (24 bit) Mode.

Even the Optex 35mm Film & Slide Scanner is faster than what I have. About 2 min a 3200dpi scan I heard and it's $120. Cdn. Both London Drugs and Kerrisdale Cameras say they have heard no issues and no returns so far.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajuett Quote
Scan Speed; Approx. 36 sec (3600 dpi), 68 sec (7200 dpi) when Negative in True Colour (24 bit) Mode.
Those quoted speeds never take account of essential things like multisampling.
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Those quoted speeds never take account of essential things like multisampling.
I realize that, they don't state 48bit scanning either which is what I normally do. Why, imho, scan a negative/slide in without getting everything you can off the negative. It makes a difference, even when down-sizing the image for the net. Same goes for B&W, I'll scan in at 16bit B&W to be sure I get as close as possible the details.

I honestly don't mind the wait time I currently have. More than likely I'll keep scanning with the Espon 2450 Photo until it breaks down.

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Nikon Coolscan 5000ED

4000 dpi 48 bit colour slide < 1 min

Mine is on its way from Adorama...counting the days...

Steve

(It was either the Coolscan or a K7...the K7 can wait...)
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(It was either the Coolscan or a K7...the K7 can wait...)
the right choice is the 9000
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Well I have the Plustek 7500i with Silverfast Ai 6.6 and the IT8 target.
I have also just purchased a Konica Minolta Dual Scan IV new (i.e. the person has never used the scanner) 3200 dpi and 48 bit.
I like the 7500i except that it does not have a batch capability which means that you need to push the negative carrier after each scan is completed. The scanner is not really slow even with multi-sampling at 3600 dpi a "bit slower" at 7200 dpi but I would rather work by batch.
So if the Dual Scan matches quality of the 7500i, I will keep it and sell the 7500i/Silverfast Ai combo.

I was very tempted by the Coolscan 5000 but at $1,400 CAD it was a little bit rich for me. I might change my mind in a few years or if I suddenly find some spare cash somewhere

The other question is how long Nikon might support their two scanners still in production. At this price, it is a legitimate question.

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Excellent images!!!. I really enjoyed the slide show, thank your for sharing.

As for scanners, I use the HP G3010 with vue scan and it seems to be ok. I finally started to use my 645 so I will be needing another film scanner, one that can do 645. Sounds like that Nikon might be the way to go?
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thanks javier, did you try downloading the full size file to see the differences?

i'd be interested in seeing what people think of the results in comparison to their current scanning solutions. based upon my experience so far noritsu/pakon/frontier lab scans having nothing on these.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
thanks javier, did you try downloading the full size file to see the differences?

i'd be interested in seeing what people think of the results in comparison to their current scanning solutions. based upon my experience so far noritsu/pakon/frontier lab scans having nothing on these.
No i did not. Did not realize it was an option. Will do so when I get to work this morning. Thanks
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Nice images, especially like the B&W ones.


I'm wondering, since there seems to be quite a few different scanners represented in this thread, do you feel that it is the camera lens or the scanner that sets the limit on sharpness? I have a Epson V700 and on all images that should represent the sharpest my lenses can do I notice a small, but non the less noticeable, lack of focus. Haven't tried to scan the same images with a dedicated film scanner but from what I understand the Coolscans are supposed to get it all out of the film?
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