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New Minolta Scanner with 5400dpi

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Dear Leicainfo.com members!

Minolta is coming out withn a new filmscanner. 5400 dpi, 16 Bit color depth, ICE etc. Price and availability not public yet. For 135 and Medium Format.

For the Germans among you, there is an online article from the magazine "Chip":

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Dirk
 
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"Minolta is coming out withn a new filmscanner. 5400 dpi, 16 Bit color depth, ICE etc. Price and availability not public yet. For 135 and Medium Format......"

This is just the news I have been waiting for, I have the Dimage Scan Elite II and I think it is excellent, better Dynamic range than Nikon etc.., but I want one that will do Medium Format for the Rollei TLR I am about to acquire.

So Dirk, you have made my day!

Simon G
 
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Simon.

sorry but, I reread the article and have to correct this. It is only for 35mm. I guess I hoped too much for this as a Medium Format scanner


But once they start with a new 35mm scanner it might make sense to bring out a new multi pro too?

I hope that I did not screw your day now...

Dirk
 
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Posted by Dirk on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 - 11:10 am: > > Simon. > > sorry but, I reread the article and have to correct this. It is only > for 35mm. I guess I hoped too much for this as a Medium Format scanner >
> > But once they start with a new 35mm scanner it might make sense to > bring out a new multi pro too? > > I hope that I did not screw your day now... > > Dirk

I Just know that if I buy the Multi pro now, they will bring out a replacement that is much improved at the same price.

No, you did not screw my day, it has got me dreaming of milled aluminium Multi Pro with 6,000 dpi, higher dynamic range, better full screen preview screen and LVD SCSI., oh yes, and 20% cheaper!

regards Simon
 
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Lots of luck Simon.

I've got my order in already. Frustrating stuff this digital revolution.

Craig
 
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Jonathan et alii,

use this link and click on the scanner name:

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Have you all seen the price drop of the Nikon 8000 in the US? Street price is now around 2300 USD. Nikon officailly dropped it I think to 2700 USD

Also the Nikon 4000 dropped in prices...

Dirk
 
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trd

High there
Just got my Minolta 5400 today, what a pitty I can´t use it due to the fact that} the AC adapter is missing....I can´t believe this that´s like buying a car without wheels...
Regards, Thomas
 

hamey

New Member
> Hello Thomas This is my second try so I hope it get's through Sorry about your AC adapter for your 5400 when you do get the cord let us know your opinion on the 5400 as I cannot make up mind between the Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED and the Minolta 5400. Here in Melbourne Australia there is a two hundred Dollars Difference. for the Nikon Coolscan.

Kind Regards Ken.
 
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trd

Got my cord ,had to buy a fire wire connection which fits for my Sony Notebook. The fire wire cord which is part of the deal does not work for Sony. Anyway...
@Ken:So far I can´t give you a thorough
information on the minolta scanner since I only tried the Easy scan utility which gives nice results easily(only colour slides though)
Try this one
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and that
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one just in case you´re a newbie like me in scanning matters-very informative.
Kind regards to Down Under, Thomas
 
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swann

A very good working and nice price scanner software is Vuescan,
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. Works great with my Scan Elite II. Maybe you give it a try.
Regards
 

hamey

New Member
> type your text here!Hello Thomas. Thanks for that information and yes it's getting warmer down under we are into our summer. So good luck with your Minolta 5400. Bye for now Regards Ken.
 
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trd

Got my first pics 4x6inches which should be 10x15cm scanned with 1350dpi and they are really excellent without any work in photoshop done.
I just scanned them and ordered them via the net.No work besides scanning and that was done quickly.The film used was Kodak 100 VS.Only one complaint:If you intend to use the ICE that lasts forever,results are very good though. In other words.:if you intend to scan a lot of old slides using ICE forget it, your life span won´t be long enough to acomplish that goal....
Kind regards Thomas
 

agp

Well-Known Member
Browsing through the site I saw this article about the Minolta 5400. I have one, and would highly recommend it. It is quite quick when scanning without dust or grain reduction, but then you spend a long time retouching the dust. Using the utilities to remove or control these results in cleaner scans, but a strip of 6 colour negatives can take up to 90 minutes to scan! I always scan at 2700 dpi, giving approximately a 30Mb file. 5400 dpi in unusable as it takes ages, and the files are enormous.

I'm sure the perfectionists would ask why I use colour negative with a Leica. First reason is convenience - I can develop the film, dry-to-dry, in a tank in an hour. I always overdevelop a little. It is MUCH better than black and white, as the Minolta can't use scratch/dust removal with B&W. It's then converted using channels on Photoshop if I want black and white. One thing with colour neg is that it seems to be very tolerant of error, certainly more so than black and white. Never had reticulation, and with an underdeveloped/underexposed neg it was easy to make it into a good print in Photoshop.

Not really interested in slide, as it's too much hassle developing them myself, and they tend to be contrasty. (Love Sensia, though.)

It is a real routine now, to use colour neg with a Leica, and you can tell the results were taken with one! An ex&le is the picture ("singer"), taken at a school function, I am about to post in the photo gallery. It was taken at 4pm and printed by 6pm.
 
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murchu

> [I have been using this scanner for some time, and can endorse its excellence, having moved up from an Acer 2740S with Digital Ice. The rather large scanned image (around 200MB) is acceptable to me, but I normally opt for 100MB since I tend to burn the scanned images to Dual Layer DVD-ROMS for storage. I use the minimum of touching-up, but find that Photoshop CS and Paint Shop Pro 9 'lift' the finished scans to acceptable levels. I always scan from transparency film, although the machine handles negative film equally well.]
 
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