Minolta Scan Dual owners- help please, poor focus!

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by David N Williams, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I've just purchased a Minolta Scan Dual IV with the intention of digitizing
    a large slide archive. I'm not at all satisfied with the results of my first
    few scans. Specifically, the images are very soft compared to the excellent
    sharp origonals, like a rubbish mail order developer.

    I've tried scanning at all resolutions.
    I've tried autofocus, spot autofocus and manual focus.
    I've tried turning off all the digital 'enhancements' to just get raw scans.

    Results are always the same- unacceptable (to me) lack of sharpness.

    I'm happy to offer an example: http://www.lanhousesouthwest.net/example.jpg

    In the origonal of this image the womans face, the snow & stones in the
    foreground and even the bus and the bikers in the background are as sharp as
    a razor.

    So, do I have a lemon unit or were my expectations too high? I really can't
    believe so.

    Input from other Scan Dual owners much appreciated!


    David N Williams, Oct 15, 2005
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