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Old October 26th 17, 11:00 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Alan Browne
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Default Scanning 35mm negs and slides

On 2017-10-26 17:01, Peter Jason wrote:
On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:33:00 -0400, Alan Browne
wrote:

On 2017-10-24 09:26, newshound wrote:
I have an ancient (and almost unused) Dimage Scan Dual IV which
I believe was well rated in its day. Is it still worth taking the
trouble to try to get it working on Win 10 (I also have a Macbook
Pro and a Unix box)? No current drivers from Minolta/Konica I
understand, should I invest in VueScan, or something else?

Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not
looking to spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement
either.


I'd get it up and running, but I'm funny that way. That scanner
was a late model, the last from Minolta being the 5400 (and 5400
II). I had the 5400 and it was excellent. (Sold it and bought a
Nikon 9000ED).

Is VueScan worth it? Sure. Currently it's about US$90. Question
is: can you get equivalent (or better) scans of the photos of
interest for less cost (and hassle).


I have a Dimage scanner but it's slow. Are there good commercial
scanning services for slides, that can handle a chest full of old
slides? Some slides have disintegrating cardboard surrounds that
will have to be cleaned. Do these commercial scanning services clean
the slides too? Some slides have been stored in the open with
emulsion-side up and so have dust entrained in the emulsion. And
there are fingerprints. Can the soiled surface of the emulsion be
scraped off?


Very difficult to clean the emulsion side unless you have the right
chemicals and technique. One of those chemicals is now banned. (Google
away for the details).

ICE (in those scanners that have it) does a remarkable job and even a
badly scratched, dusty, finger printed slide comes out great but may
need a bit of touch up. VueScan supports ICE (as IR scanning).

Call a service to find out to what degree they'll handle damaged slides.
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Old October 26th 17, 11:20 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Wally
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Default Scanning 35mm negs and slides

On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:26:48 +0100, newshound
wrote:

I have an ancient (and almost unused) Dimage Scan Dual IV which I
believe was well rated in its day. Is it still worth taking the trouble
to try to get it working on Win 10 (I also have a Macbook Pro and a Unix
box)? No current drivers from Minolta/Konica I understand, should I
invest in VueScan, or something else?

Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not looking to
spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement either.


My Nikon Coolscan 5000ED works great with Vuescan and Win 10. Your
Minolta will probably work the Vuescan driver.
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Old October 26th 17, 11:34 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Default Scanning 35mm negs and slides

In article ,
Wally wrote:

On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:26:48 +0100, newshound
wrote:

I have an ancient (and almost unused) Dimage Scan Dual IV which I
believe was well rated in its day. Is it still worth taking the trouble
to try to get it working on Win 10 (I also have a Macbook Pro and a Unix
box)? No current drivers from Minolta/Konica I understand, should I
invest in VueScan, or something else?

Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not looking to
spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement either.


My Nikon Coolscan 5000ED works great with Vuescan and Win 10. Your
Minolta will probably work the Vuescan driver.


It's soooo easy to find out. One of the great things with VS is that if
you get another scanner you can use the same soft, workflow and license.

https://www.hamrick.com/support/freq.../does-my-scann
er-work-with-vuescan.html

http://tinyurl.com/y7nyt5c2
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Old October 27th 17, 04:47 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Russell D.[_4_]
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Default Scanning 35mm negs and slides

On 10/26/2017 6:31 AM, Noons wrote:
On 25/10/2017 12:26 @wiz, newshound wrote:


box)? No current drivers from Minolta/Konica I understand, should I
invest in VueScan, or something else?


Most definitely vuescan.* I cannot recommend it more highly.
Been using it for over 10 years and it is the best value.


Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not looking
to spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement either.


If you find a more neew recent scanner as good as that one, let us know.

Unfortunately apart from some of the top end Epsons, there is very
little choice nowadays.
Other than something incredibly expensive like the plustek Opticfilm120
- which is that expensive because of the crap software bundled with it.

Mine works heaps better with vuescan than with its horrible bundled
software!


Another nod for Vuescan. I bought the "pro" version 7 or 8 years ago. I
works great.

Russell
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Old October 28th 17, 10:41 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Noons
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Default Scanning 35mm negs and slides

On 25/10/2017 12:26 @wiz, newshound wrote:

Would love to know who is the f...wit deleting my posts...
Hope you chuck on your spit and die!



Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not looking to
spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement either.


 




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