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Trending Price New. The Plustek is awful and has no automatic film advance, and it certainly doesn’t have a resolution anywhere close to ppi – definitely not recommended. It does multiple scans of an image with no loss of sharpness, which reduces or nearly eliminates CCD noise. We have been less thrilled with the main Scan utility, but the problem is the interface rather than the functionality. When scanning a chart at maximum resolution one has to be concerned with registration between the lines on the chart and the pixel placement of the sensor. Postponing corrections like grain suppression may not be efficient, but it’s very easy to oversharpen an image, for example. It can only scan 24x36mm 35mm film.

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The II gets more and better image information out of both highlights and shadows, providing much more effective adjustment of local contrast. Some of the Specs from minolra Epson Website: That, however, is also something of a convenience.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

I would have thought Noritsu would do a better job. I’ve copied a few notes from the posts concerning scanners below.

On one of my visits to the ghost town of Bodie, California, which is at a sfan high altitude, I brought along some Technical Ektachrome, originally intended for microscope slides, thus configured with very high contrast and saturation.

However, I didn’t think twice about it being a good move and sent Konica Minolta a check rather than return the scanner. I was thinking of getting FS scanner as well, but then found a lot of claims, regarding it’s noice and bad overall performance, so this option is no longer available for me plus there is no ICE in fs, afaik.



Is it a big difference between Minolta Dimage Elite II and Elite 5400 scanners?

You mimolta have to crop or configure multiple target areas. I own quite a few, but not a Noritsu. The faster speed seemed to make up for, well, everything else. Information is free and worth every penny I’ve got a pair of Scan Elite II units – bought one new, and happened to be in the right place at the right time when someone was getting rid of the other. You ninolta get the job done, but you have to work at it. Do Your Portraits Look Flat?

Though the manual says it won’t work with Kodachrome, we turned the feature on, ran some Kodachrome slides through the unit, and came up with good results. The Batch utility is accessed through the Launch utility, which also provides access via individual buttons to the Easy Scan and Scan utilities.

So my advice would be if you need the best in a dedicated 35mm film scanner, this new Konica Minolta offering is as good as it gets, at least for a while.

Conclusion And Recommendation It is really no surprise that the next generation of a digital imaging product is both better performing and less costly–that seems to be the nature of technological progress. Then you select one of the four supported film types Batch Scan Utility handles large volume scanning with less work, making the scanning workflow more efficient by enabling continuous scanning at a user-set resolution, exposure and with pre-determined corrections applied.

However, due to software or the lens I suspect the lens there is only about PPI worth of information in the scan in. I had Dimagd Ketzer from there clean and recalibrate my Nikon when I bought it.


Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II Scanner | eBay

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow and we got excellent results quickly.

The Scanner, an Epson Unfortunately, the lack of a high-capacity slide-feeder option limits its usefulness for higher-volume work.

The back panel has just the one USB dimaeg and a connection for the power adapter. Once done you then click on the Process button and all of these accumulated color corrections and editing adjustments are applied simultaneously and quite quickly, outputting a fully finished bit file. It’s hard to beat a box that can quickly 25 seconds scan bit channels with a dynamic range of 4.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

The scanner will grab the holder and feed it in to minotla an index scan, which shows the software what’s in the holder. Its ease of use makes it a good choice for consumers or photographers with libraries of old slides and negatives, as well as for pros who still shoot film but at times need to go digital.

It is also the only scanner whose ICE dust and scratch removal works with Kodachromes. Create new account Request new password.

Given my experience between this scanner and my Nikon, if my were perfectly working, I’d have never bought the Nikon. I’ll probably switch to Plustek when these eventually fail, instead of going kinolta used route, though.