Scanner Dillemma: Nikon vs Minolta

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Mike - EMAIL IGNORED, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. Minolta 5400 has higher resolution.
    Nikon Coolscan V has automated slide feed.
    I need both. How soon do you think?

    Mike.
     
    Mike - EMAIL IGNORED, Dec 18, 2004
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  2. The Coolscan V doesn't have automated slide feed, you'll need an LS-5000 or
    4000 with bulk slide feeder ($1500) for that. The Minolta 5400 can hold
    four slides at once, but the Coolscan V is faster, though you have to
    constantly change slides since it only holds one. I would do more research
    before buying an item this expensive.

    - Chris
     
    Chris Birkett, Dec 19, 2004
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  3. [...]
    Thanks for the correction. Any suggestions on other thinks to look at?

    Mike.
     
    Mike - EMAIL IGNORED, Dec 19, 2004
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  4. It really depends on whether you must have a bulk feeder, because that
    severely limits your choices. The only models I can think of off-hand are
    the LS-4000 and 5000.

    - Chris
     
    Chris Birkett, Dec 19, 2004
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  5. If quantity is more important than quality (doesn't seem to bother DSLR
    users...), you might consider a model made by Reflecta: Looks like a
    slide projector and takes both circular and linear slide carriers.
    If I remember correctly, it scans at 3200 dpi and has lower colour depth
    than the Minolta & Nikon scanners. It is also less expensive.

    Chris (very happy with his 5400)
     
    Chris Loffredo, Dec 20, 2004
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  6. If quantity is more important than quality (doesn't seem to bother DSLR
    users much...), you might consider a model made by Reflecta: Looks like
    a slide projector and it takes standard linear slide magazines.
    It scans at 3600 dpi and has lower colour depth than the Minolta & Nikon
    scanners. It is also less expensive.

    http://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/tests/testdetail.cfm?test_id=322

    Chris (very happy with his 5400)
     
    Chris Loffredo, Dec 20, 2004
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