I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. The same modified 35 mm plastic slide film holder was used as for the Coolscan. What was most evident working with these less-than-optimum images was that the greater specification depth and new light source and optics of the scanner produced raw scan image data with much more latitude for correction and adjustment. We didn’t find much fault with the ‘s negative conversion and there’s little evidence of the new Film Expert Algorithm in the II. 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. What Are the 3 Best Lenses for Boudoir

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It is also the only scanner whose ICE dust and scratch removal works with Kodachromes. Pusang Bubong Eltie Cat. On the other hand, although the new model scans black and white effectively, the film’s lower density range compared to slide film requires spreading the image values out further to fill the gamut, and then using adjustments to local contrast very carefully to obtain both good tonal separation and smooth gradations in the final image file.

Microscope slide holder used: This allowed me to experiment with various types of images. With images for which this amount of focus falloff would be unacceptable, you need a workaround.

Digital ROC for color restoration, using advanced dye signature analysis to identify 5400 restore faded colors on older film and slide images. This Konica desktop scanner supports 35 mm film.


Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 Slide & Film Scanner

Although for resized images with some sharpening and contrast enhancement the effect may not be as marked. To ensure the microscope slide does not move when the holder is closed, 55400 thin strips of compressible foam were laid across as shown right black strips. I first chose the Scan Elite for its resolution and dynamic range.

Best Selling in Scanners See all. In short, the scanner itself seems to outrun the software. They tend to be very clunky and slow to use as well, and, scwn most of the older scanners, they will not run on any of the newer operating systems.

Then you select one of the four supported film types Featuring several image correction technologies, the Konica Minolta Elite II scanner ensures images are never blurry or distorted.

Minolta elite ii provides the top performance on film scanning. Please report any Web problems or offer general comments to the Micscape Editor. We generally prefer not to use the manufacturer’s scanning software, opting instead for VueScan or SilverFast. Notes on using a Minolta Scan Elite for scanning microscope slides.

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite – film scanner (35 mm) – desktop – USB Overview – CNET

Attempts with these images on Sscan Ektachrome in the past had always failed. The black box shows approx. You never have to crop or configure multiple target areas. On the other hand, we found it very easy to mangle an image by applying all sorts of corrections. You may also like. The II Film Holders Negatives below and slides in the opened holder They are not identical to the ‘s holders, though.


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We can heartily recommend the Easy Scan utility. The faster speed seemed to make up for, well, everything else. They are not identical to the ‘s holders, though. Ejecting the holder can be done in the software after you’ve scanned everything or just by pressing the Eject button.

I use these scanners with VueScan software and find them capable of producing excellent images.

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 – film scanner (35 mm) Series

Anyway, after making a raw scan and opening the file in SilverFast HDR I was able to correct for the excessive blue and restore a balance of color to render the natural colors of the scene to near normal. The 5400 important mino,ta was in better shadow and highlight values, with more detail and a smoother gradation of tones.

The Nikon’s practical resolution theoretically 8. In each case, the results showed fine detail and excellent tonal range and color capture.