Scanners - Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III vs. Nikon Coolscan iV ED

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Scott, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    The subject line says it all: a while ago I asked for ideas on keeping
    costs down. Digital darkroom seemed the overall response, so I have been
    researching the above two scanners.

    Minolta - cheaper (275 at B/H), no ICE, has Photoshop Elements and can

    Nikon - 400 after rebate, ICE, no other s/w, cannot multi-sample (though
    with ICE probably
    needs to less)

    What I am asking: Is there any 'well-known' (by you) flaws/bonuses with
    either of these?
    I am an amateur, though an enthusiast, not looking to digitally transfer
    trunks worth of old negs, but
    a couple hundred slides, maybe more, for family. I'm looking for a
    cost-effective way to shoot film
    without paying through the nose for development at a custom lab (yes, I've
    checked the diff between
    custom and non-custom labs; I would really prefer to use custom labs) so the
    develop negs only idea
    seems great. Can both of these scanners give me the same (or better)
    results scanning negs that a
    flatbed could scanning custom-developed prints, say 5x7?

    I've checked for reviews; any other good sites?

    Thanks to all,
    Scott, Nov 1, 2003
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  2. You might want to check out Nikon's website (Japan). It appears there's
    three new scanners on their way and even the low-end model is 4000dpi.
    Gerald G. McGeorge, Nov 1, 2003
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  3. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Thanks, I shall.

    Scott, Nov 1, 2003
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