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Nikon V ED


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This is the third filmscanner Nikon announced. The V ED seems to address the lower segment market. Here are the specs from Nikon:


Media Negatives and positives, in color and monochrome
35mm slides Slides with mounts 1.0 - 3.2mm thick, 49 - 50.8mm wide
35mm film strips 2 - 6 frames; strips of 1 - 6 frames can be scanned with optional STRIP FILM HOLDER FH-3
APS (IX240) film Cartridges of 15, 25, and 40 frames can be scanned with optional IX240 FILM ADAPTER IA-20(S)
Preparates (slide glass for microscope)

Prepared slides (26 x 76mm, 0.8 - 1.5mm thick) can be scanned with optional MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER FH-G1
Aperture/Scan range/Effective aperture
MA-21, SF-210 25.1 x 36.8mm/3,946 x 5,782 pixels/Same as slide mount
SA-21, SA-30 25.1 x 38.0mm/3,946 x 5,959 pixels/23.4 x 36.0mm
IA-20 (S) 18.6 x 28.4mm/2,916 x 4,453 pixels/16.1 x 27.4mm
Scanning system Fixed film, movable plane single-pass optical scanning system
Light source R, G, B and Infrared (IR) LEDs
Image sensor 3,964-pixel linear CCD image sensor
Color separation Performed by RGB LEDs
Optical resolution Up to 4,000 pixels per inch
A/D conversion 14 bits per color
Density range 4.2
Output Full color or greyscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel
Focus Auto and manual; autofocusing point selectable
Interface USB 2.0
Power requirements AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Operating environment
Temperature 10 - 35°C (50 - 95°F)
Relative humidity 20 - 60%
Dimensions 96 x 172 x 315mm (3.8 x 6.8 x 12.4 in.) (W x H x D)
Weight (approx.) 3kg (6.6 lbs)
Orientation Horizontal or vertical
Scanning time Preview: 14 seconds
Scan*: 38 seconds
(time to complete preview or scan when no options selected)
*Includes time required to display the scanned image

Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Oct. 2003


Price for the Nikon V ED will be in Germany 749.- Euro and it will be available in a couple of weeks.


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<font color="ff0000"><font face="verdana,arial,helvetica"><font size="+1">I have a scanner Nikon LS2000. Is there somebody who can say me what would be the advantage buying a Nikon V ED ? Thank you...


New Member
<font color="ff0000"><font face="arial,helvetica">If I find an advantage buying a V ED... but I live in Italy ! Regards.


Hi. I am planning on going digital by buying a scanner and digitalizing my existing slides, both 35mm and 6 x 7. I am an amateur, but am interested in obtaining the highest quality possible for my prints. Can anyone make any recommendations?