new Nikon scanner

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Melvyn Kopstein, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Nikon's scanners (Coolscan 4000ED and Coolscan IV) have been around a few
    years and have nice rebates. Does anyone know - or suspect - they intend
    to phase out these scanners in the Fall? Is getting the Minolta Dimage 5400
    overkill? In addition to digitizing thousands of old negatives and slides,
    I want to have enough pixels to be able to crop and then enlarge up to about
    11 by 14.
     
    Melvyn Kopstein, Jul 24, 2003
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  2. Melvyn Kopstein

    EDGY01 Guest

    << Nikon's scanners (Coolscan 4000ED and Coolscan IV) have been around a few
    years and have nice rebates. Does anyone know - or suspect - they intend
    to phase out these scanners in the Fall? >><BR><BR>


    No.
     
    EDGY01, Jul 25, 2003
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  3. Melvyn Kopstein

    auspics Guest

    Go for the Minolta. It's a way better. quieter and less troublesome scanner
    than any of the Nikons.
    JT
     
    auspics, Jul 25, 2003
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  4. Melvyn Kopstein

    auspics Guest

    Considering your attitude I should just put you in the nick bin.
    I own Epson Perfection and Dimage scanners. I used the coolpix for a while
    to (attempt) to scan 6x9 negs from my Fuji GWSIII. It was a pain in the arse
    scanner that made enough noise, people in the studio could hear it running
    in my lab. 'Nuf said?
    JT
     
    auspics, Jul 25, 2003
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  5. It sort of depends on the kind of film you are using. Here are some
    clips of Kodak Portra 160VC, 160NC, Gold 100 and Ektar 25 (scanned on an
    LS-4000):

    http://misc.hq.phicoh.net/faces-clip/ice.png
    http://misc.hq.phicoh.net/grain/160nc-ice.png
    http://misc.hq.phicoh.net/grain/G100-6-ice.png
    http://misc.hq.phicoh.net/13jo/b-detail.png

    I doubt that the 160VC would show more detail when scanned at a higher
    resolution. On the other hand, the Ektar 25 is likely to have more details
    than the LS-4000 can resolve.
    Make sure that you pay attention to the scanning speed. I find that with
    the LS-4000 it is hard to do a quick and dirty scan of an entire roll in
    one evening, whereas that is quite possible with an LS-2000.



    Philip Homburg
     
    Philip Homburg, Jul 25, 2003
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  6. Melvyn Kopstein

    Alan Browne Guest

    A friend who is a "die hard, nothing else, Nikon-sucks, Minolta man" had
    so much trouble with his Minolta scanner that he turned it in for a
    Nikon that he loves and does beautiful work with.

    I have an older Minolta (Dimage Scan Dual), and will likely upgrade to
    Minolta 5400, but I'm open to the Nikon as well.

    Cheers
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 25, 2003
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  7. Melvyn Kopstein

    T P Guest


    I suspect that the impending arrival of the Minolta Dimage 5400 will
    cause Nikon great concern. They have already made huge reductions in
    the list price of the Coolscan 4000ED.
     
    T P, Jul 25, 2003
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  8. Melvyn Kopstein

    T P Guest


    Nonsense.

    Neither the CoolScan 4 nor 4000ED are unreliable. OK, Nikon's
    scanner software isn't great ... but neither is Minolta's.
     
    T P, Jul 25, 2003
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