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Geoffrey S. Mendelson
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      12-22-2010
Alan Browne wrote:
> I still use film, albeit in diminishing amounts. It's not the film use
> that bothers me, but getting E-6 processed is more and more of a trek.


Eventually it will cost you $25 to get a roll done. $5 for processing, and
$20 for postage to India where it will be processed.

Geoff.


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Geoffrey S. Mendelson
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      12-22-2010
David J. Littleboy wrote:
> I've always thought it odd that Nikon would produce an MF scanner at all
> (they've never made an MF camera), and found it odd that they continued
> producing it long after they discontinued the 35mm scanners. Very strange.
> Whatever.


They never made cameras bigger than 35mm, but they made enlarging, process and
general photography lenses for much bigger cameras.

They also made the lenses for the original Bronica cameras (6x6).

Geoff.
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Ryan McGinnis
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      12-22-2010
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On 12/22/2010 2:43 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> On 2010-12-22 11:21:47 -0800, George Kerby <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
>
>
>> Did they EVER update the software? Mainly for the Mac. I stopped scanning
>> with the Nikon scanner when the software went obsolete.

>
> Check VueScan. It works just fine with Nikon scanners.
> < http://www.hamrick.com/ >


Does Silverfast work as well? That's a pretty decent piece of scanning
software.


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Edward A. Falk
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      12-22-2010
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Eric Stevens <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>I can't complain about this;
>http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/j...sku=B11B178011


Nice. How is it with B&W negatives?

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Andrew Reilly
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      12-22-2010
On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:02:59 +0000, Edward A. Falk wrote:

> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Eric Stevens
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>I can't complain about this;
>>http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?

BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=B11B178011
>
> Nice. How is it with B&W negatives?


Very fine. That's what I use it for. Of course the infra-red dust
detection magic doesn't work with silver negs, but the scanning itself
works fine. The intensity depth (density?) of the scanner seems wider
than the shots that I take/develop, so I haven't had any issues with
having to do two passes to get the whole dynamic range of the shot. A
friend with one of the 35mm Nikon scanners has complained about that
problem. Also: being able to scan 24 frames at a time is a nice time
saver.

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tony cooper
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      12-22-2010
On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:00:29 -0800, "Bill Graham" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Bruce wrote:
>> (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.

>
>As people finish scanning their slides and photos, good used ones will
>continue to appear on eBay. K-M scanners are still showing up also, and they
>have been out of business for several years.


I have a Dimage Scan Elite dedicated slide scanner up on the closet
shelf. I meant to sell it after I completed scanning my slides, but
forgot about it.


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dickr2
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      12-23-2010
Bill Graham wrote:
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> Yes. They make devices that can be attached to the lens of a digital
> camera, and enable it to take photos of a slide and digitize it that way.

Somewhat related is the "slide duplicator" I used 20 years ago. It attached
to the camera with a T mount. I used it to get prints from slides.
Load the camera with print film, insert a slide in the end of the duplicator,
point the camera at a bright light source, and bingo ... it kind of worked,
but only to duplicate slides on print or slide film.
FWIW
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peter
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      12-23-2010
On 12/22/2010 5:49 PM, Bill Graham wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>> 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

>
> Yes. They make devices that can be attached to the lens of a digital
> camera, and enable it to take photos of a slide and digitize it that way.



for example:
<http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/464076-REG/General_Brand_SDD_Digital_Slide_Duplicator.html>

I have not tried it, but the price seems right.
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Noons
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      12-23-2010
On Dec 23, 12:36*pm, dickr2 <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Bill Graham wrote:
>
> <snip>> Yes. They make devices that can be attached to the lens of a digital
> > camera, and enable it to take photos of a slide and digitize it that way.

>
> Somewhat related is the "slide duplicator" I used 20 years ago. It attached
> to the camera with a T mount. I used it to get prints from slides.
> Load the camera with print film, insert a slide in the end of the duplicator,
> point the camera at a bright light source, and bingo ... it kind of worked,
> but only to duplicate slides on print or slide film.
> FWIW
> Dick



Problem is the increased contrast and the "hardness" of the light
sources.
I'm starting to get acceptable results using a slide viewing box as
the light source, with AN glass on top of the slide strip and then the
whole lot in a copy stand with a dslr and a macro lens attached to
it. The very soft light of the view box takes care of most of the
scratches and dirt. The only problem is excessive contrast in some
nutcase slides.

With colour and b&w negatives I just can't get a dslr to take a
sufficiently large dynamic range shot to cope with the reversal
process in an editor. I suspect I'll have to use filters to get rid
of the "orange" mask and then things might work out there, as well.

But given both my coolscan V and 9000 don't have any signs of giving
up on me (touch wood), I'm well set for the predictable future in
terms of good scanners. Something else will come along soon that will
replace these. The Pacific range is quite good for 35mm and the Epsons
works fine with MF.
 
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      12-23-2010
On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:31:16 -0500, Alan Browne
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>On 10-12-22 3:56 , Eric Stevens wrote:
>
>> I can't complain about this;
>> http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/j...sku=B11B178011

>
>Results are a little soft compared to the Nikon 9000ED (or 5000ED, or
>Minolta 5400, etc.). I sent some film to a fellow who had one (for
>comparison) and he sent back DVD's of the images (full res images of
>6x6). The compared results were that the Epson acquitted itself well -
>just not as sharply as the 9000ED despite the former's "higher
>resolution". Not sure if that is due to optics or what.


I've never made a direct comparison of the Epson V700 with another
slide scanner but I have found that I can scan right down to the grain
level on older slides. More recent slides seem to have a finer grain.
I've never felt the need to go below 3200 dpi.

It also handles negative film very well and produces colour positives.

It came with built in ICE and also had another version of ICE bundled
with it.



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