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But it’s well made I’m an engineer so I’m not too worried about it falling apart. If you can stay within the range of control afforded by the automated options in Nikon Scan 3, the Coolscan IV ED is a very efficient scanner to work with. The infrared light passes right through the layers of most color print or slide film, but is blocked by dust or scratches. Not much to go wrong there! If you find scans running excessively slowly, or the scanning software requiring massive amounts of memory, try turning the color management system off entirely. We found the built-in sharpening fairly effective for lower-resolution scans, but still preferred the unsharp masking in Photoshop, as it gave us much more control over how the sharpening was applied. Click on the image to see the effect of GEM at full size.

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For color, my opinion is reversed: An APS adapter and 35mm strip film adapter are available as accessories. This is my 4th slide scanner and the first one I would recommend to my friends.

This is a pretty powerful control for pulling detail out of extreme shadows, and appears to offer a much greater range than the same control on the LS Sorry, there was a problem. Single Scan – You can set Nikon Scan to automatically perform certain tasks such as autofocus and exposure before making a preview, or automatically preview images whenever film is inserted into the scanner.

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I am careful but anal about dust on nikkn slide. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: If you find scans running excessively slowly, or the scanning software requiring massive amounts of memory, try turning the color management system off entirely.


Grain is also enhanced which may be good or bad depending on what you like.

Here are a few of the key points:. Once we got into the deeper parts of the software though, our throughput dropped markedly.

I happen to have a laptop that runs Vista and the Nikon website has a Vista only software package in addition to other 32 bit applications. This dedicated 35mm negative film scanner is in excellent working condition and saw little ee. We’re afraid you’ll have to take our word for this a bit: The color management system is very powerful, but is also a huge consumer of system resources.

Automatic Actions – This window controls whether or not the scanner will automatically do a preview scan whenever film is inserted into either a single or multiple-image adaptor, and how many thumbnails to create on multi-image strips of film. The Nikon manual cautions against attempting to feed film strips that are excessively curved, although the SA appears to be very forgiving in this respect.

In standalone mode eg, not the Photoshop plug-inyou can also have it perform a variety of options after the scan, such as colscan the scanned images directly to disk. A point will be added wherever you click, and the curve adjusted to pass through the new point. In operation, a file naming settings window appears when you initiate a batch scan, letting you set file name prefixes, suffixes, the number of digits used to distinguish between the files, and the starting number to coolscwn in the file naming.

In Nikon Scan 3, Nikon’s gone to a separate tool palette window, that displays a list of available control groupings, each of which expands into an inline window when you click on its heading.

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When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. That said, the level of control the software provides is really exceptional. Some selected movies about special SilverFast features can be accessed directly below. For more ordinary tasks, the automatic adjustment button on the “curves” control panel made one-click adjustments that were surprisingly accurate: In our own use, we had no film feeding problems whatsoever.

Basic information i scanner settings is provided, including the current crop size in pixels, final file size, and settings for certain key features. Vuscan works good, but not great.

Image quality was first rate, and Nikon Scan 3 is both powerful and straightforward to use, once you learn to use it. They come at a very high cost though, stretching preview scan times to more than a minute in many case. The differences in sharpness and detail are coopscan quite evident. Pop-out “Tool Palette” menus Finally, we get back to the actual scanning controls!

The tools for automatic corrections are working properly and contribute to better imaging results. TMY scans pretty well too, even when I’ve pushed the dickens out of the stuff. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.