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Bruce
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      12-22-2010
Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED. This brings an
end to the Coolscan range which formerly consisted of the Coolscan V
and Coolscan 5000ED for APS and 35mm film scanning, plus the 9000ED
for 35mm and medium format film.

There will be no further manufacture of Nikon film scanners.
 
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Ryan McGinnis
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      12-22-2010
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On 12/21/2010 6:09 PM, Bruce wrote:
> Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED. This brings an
> end to the Coolscan range which formerly consisted of the Coolscan V
> and Coolscan 5000ED for APS and 35mm film scanning, plus the 9000ED
> for 35mm and medium format film.
>
> There will be no further manufacture of Nikon film scanners.


Dang, that's a shame. Nikon arguably had the best consumer scanners for
film, and there are still plenty of pros who use them. I know a Natty
Geo guy who has assistants who do nothing but sit on a computer all day
scanning his 20 year backlog of slides with a Coolscan.

Sucks too, because this will drive the cost of getting used/refurb
Coolscan units up.

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Edward A. Falk
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      12-22-2010
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED.


How are we supposed to scan our negatives, short of buying a used one
on eBay?

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Mike
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      12-22-2010
On 22/12/2010 03:29, Edward A. Falk wrote:
> In article<(E-Mail Removed) >,
> Bruce<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED.

>
> How are we supposed to scan our negatives, short of buying a used one
> on eBay?
>


Not really Nikon's problem! The only person I know who still uses film
is my gramps who has had a darkroom in his bathroom since 1947. He uses
a digital camera mainly but takes B&W pics from time to time with an old
Zenith.

Simply not enough demand from old fogeys and self styled artists to
interest a major company. I dare say if demand is still sufficient
someone will continue to make them for the consumer market and here in
the UK some specialist photographic stores will scan negatives and
prints for you.

Mike
 
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David Nebenzahl
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      12-22-2010
On 12/21/2010 11:21 PM Mike spake thus:

> On 22/12/2010 03:29, Edward A. Falk wrote:
>
>> In article<(E-Mail Removed) >,
>> Bruce<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>> Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED.

>>
>> How are we supposed to scan our negatives, short of buying a used
>> one on eBay?

>
> Not really Nikon's problem! The only person I know who still uses film
> is my gramps who has had a darkroom in his bathroom since 1947. He uses
> a digital camera mainly but takes B&W pics from time to time with an old
> Zenith.
>
> Simply not enough demand from old fogeys and self styled artists to
> interest a major company. I dare say if demand is still sufficient
> someone will continue to make them for the consumer market and here in
> the UK some specialist photographic stores will scan negatives and
> prints for you.


Well, what about those with pre-existing piles of slides needing to be
scanned? You seem to think that these will somehow magically disappear
once scanners are discontinued.


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Eric Stevens
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      12-22-2010
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 23:38:19 -0800, David Nebenzahl
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On 12/21/2010 11:21 PM Mike spake thus:
>
>> On 22/12/2010 03:29, Edward A. Falk wrote:
>>
>>> In article<(E-Mail Removed) >,
>>> Bruce<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED.
>>>
>>> How are we supposed to scan our negatives, short of buying a used
>>> one on eBay?

>>
>> Not really Nikon's problem! The only person I know who still uses film
>> is my gramps who has had a darkroom in his bathroom since 1947. He uses
>> a digital camera mainly but takes B&W pics from time to time with an old
>> Zenith.
>>
>> Simply not enough demand from old fogeys and self styled artists to
>> interest a major company. I dare say if demand is still sufficient
>> someone will continue to make them for the consumer market and here in
>> the UK some specialist photographic stores will scan negatives and
>> prints for you.

>
>Well, what about those with pre-existing piles of slides needing to be
>scanned? You seem to think that these will somehow magically disappear
>once scanners are discontinued.


I can't complain about this;
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/j...sku=B11B178011



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Noons
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      12-22-2010
Bruce wrote,on my timestamp of 22/12/2010 11:09 AM:
> Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED. This brings an
> end to the Coolscan range which formerly consisted of the Coolscan V
> and Coolscan 5000ED for APS and 35mm film scanning, plus the 9000ED
> for 35mm and medium format film.
>
> There will be no further manufacture of Nikon film scanners.



Welcome to last month's news...
 
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Noons
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      12-22-2010
bugbear wrote,on my timestamp of 22/12/2010 8:34 PM:

>>
>> I guess my Coolscan V will now increase in value.

>
> Nope. If there were any demand out there, Nikon
> would continue manufacture.
>
> BugBear


psst: check the prices for 2nd hand Nikon scanners in ebay...
 
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Noons
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      12-22-2010
Edward A. Falk wrote,on my timestamp of 22/12/2010 2:29 PM:

> How are we supposed to scan our negatives, short of buying a used one
> on eBay?
>


Epson V700 is a reasonable alternative, althoug nowhere in the same class.
 
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Bruce
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      12-22-2010
(E-Mail Removed) (Edward A. Falk) wrote:
>In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
>Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>Nikon has finally discontinued the Coolscan 9000ED.

>
>How are we supposed to scan our negatives, short of buying a used one
>on eBay?



Primefilm and especially Plustek make reasonably good quality 35mm
film scanners. There are several cheap Chinese junk models sold under
multiple brands.

 
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