Minolya scan dual III

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by AAvK, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. AAvK

    AAvK Guest

    I have noticed in my 'net research that this machine has a DMAX of 4.8
    but also stated as "computed" in prenthesis, whatever that means. Is
    anyone experienced with it that can explain it? I know it relates to reading
    through film density and the_higher_the_better. But this rating seems to
    equal the Nikon 5000 ED monster money machine... is this Minolta a
    really good one?
    AAvK, Nov 11, 2006
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  2. AAvK

    AAvK Guest

    YES the article by Mr. Fulton makes perfect sense and matches the scan dual III
    indeed. "as computed" and those computations are right there on the page, too.
    Thanks for the point-out.

    But I still wonder how other people in this NG feel about their own scan dual III...
    machines, any experienced opinions? Anyone think or know if it is better than my
    old Acer 2720s?
    AAvK, Nov 12, 2006
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    AAvK Guest

    I cannot scan dark slides! The 2720s has a dmax of 3.2 and 12/36 color bit depth
    which are "measly", you know... the minolta has a "computed" dmax of 4.8 and
    16/48 output even though the dmax is computed as a result of the color depth I
    suspect it will be much better. I have had so many pita fuzzy and dark scans from
    the 2720s no matter how much I used Vuescan as the sculpting tool, and never
    the decent scan from any dark slide. Crazy stuff.
    AAvK, Nov 13, 2006
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