started out with the Nikon LS-1000, liked this more than the Polaroid
or Microtek, so moved up to the
Nikon LS-2000 slide scanner when that came available.
LS-2000 slide scanner and installation software
sure to obtain SilverFast scanning software. It may not come with
the scanner or even be available from the same company where you
bought the scanner, but don't let that bother you. Buy the scanner
wherever you wish (we recommend CDW, www.cdw.com). Then buy your
scanner software from LaserSoft Imaging, www.silverfast.com
is the Nikon LS-2000, in our test center in Essen, Germany.
the photos on all four of our web sites are all scanned with a Nikon
scanner, either this or our previous
are content with Nikon
35mm slide scanners. We move around a lot from one office
to another and can report it survived quite well being driven from
St Louis into the wilderness of the Missouri Ozark Mountains. The
scanner has two transport locks; one steadfastly refused to lock,
but the other seems to have been enough.
scanner has also survived transatlantic airplane rides (which smashed
even equipment made of heavy metal).
also makes a film scanner for 4x5 format, which we review on www.flatbed-scanner-reviews.org.
For scanning your 4x5 size chromes, however, we recommend the Imacon
as by far the best buy for the money. If you are using 4x5 format
you do not want a scanner that is built with technology of several
objects (3D objects) and all flat images (photos, magazines, etc.)
In our web sites are scanned with a Linotype-Hell Saphir Ultra
kinds of choices exist for 35mm slide scanners: Polaroid
SprintScan, CanoScan, Olympus ES-1-, Minolta Dimage, and
Artixscan AS4000. The older model Microtek failed; the Polaroid
35mm SprintScanLE was not good enough quality. The Polaroid Spring
Scan Plus failed one or our CO-testers and the Polaroid 4x5
scanner failed to meet the satisfaction of anyone in our test center.
We have tried out two Nikon scanners and find them good for enlarging
up to 24 inches (on a wide-format Encad NovaJet Pro 300 dpi printer).
the subject of recommendations, you might like to try out SilverFast
scanning software. SilverFast is taking over the consumer level
scanning software market rather suddenly. To obtain information
of whether SilverFast is available for your make or model of scanner,
take a look at www.SilverFast.com
larger format scanners, LinoColor
is the choice of professionals, followed by Binuscan and
other software. Creo scanner software turns out to be as powerful
as LinoColor and I find the Creo scanner easier to use. Binuscan
does not do well in reviews especially when compared to the superior
and easier to use SilverFast. Umax software is okay, but now that
SilverFast is available for Umax I prefer to work with SilverFast.
Actually I use SilverFast on my Heidelberg scanner as well.
you wish a tip on a reliable place to purchase any major brand of
35mm slide scanner (Nikon, Polaroid, etc.) We recommend CDW.
CDW stocks over 40,000 items for computers
and digital imaging.
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