Canoscan FS4000 Vs. Minolta Dimage Elite Scan 5400 Vs. Diamage Dual Scan III

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Robert Meyers, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Robert Meyers

    Jeff Playter Guest

    Alan, I think my sarcasm was lost in the transmission somehow.
    Jeff Playter, Oct 29, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    It wasn't lost ... don't take my "witty remarks" too seriously... ;-)
    Alan Browne, Oct 29, 2003
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  3. Robert Meyers

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's where Nikon might spring a surprise. At 16 bits, both Nikon and
    Minolta claim Dmax of 4.8. Theoretically, neither can really do better
    than about 4.2.

    The few independant test results that I have heard about (never seen an
    actual result, but Chasseurs D'Images posted a measured result of 3.8
    for the 5400 w/o specifics).

    If Nikon demonstrate a measured Dmax of better than 3.8 (say 4 or
    better), then a lot of people will prefer that to the higher dpi of the
    Minolta. The new light source, CCD and algorithms might get them there.
    Other people, like Harvey above, will go for the speed as well as the
    very decent Nikon spec.

    I've also read somewhere that there is no film with a Dmax greater than
    about 3.8, so not sure how that plays...

    Alan Browne, Oct 29, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Oct 29, 2003
  5. Robert Meyers wrote:


    Think about this: when the price is forgotten and the scan time just a
    memory, you still have the image. Or maybe not if the scan just wasn't
    quite good enough.

    Limit for 35mm film is sbustantially higher than 5400dpi. But ya gotta use
    a tripod..... lol!!!!

    Bill Tallman
    William D. Tallman, Oct 30, 2003
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    ThomasH Guest

    ThomasH, Oct 30, 2003
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    RAD Guest

    What type of film do you scan? Negs or slides?
    RAD, Nov 9, 2003
  8. Robert Meyers

    RAD Guest

    I took a quick glance at the new Nikon, but I didn't see any
    improvements other than scan speed, and the price went back up there...
    RAD, Nov 9, 2003
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