Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 Scanner and J&R

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by HRosita, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. HRosita

    HRosita Guest

    The brown truck (UPS) just stopped and delivered the scanner and I can hardly
    wait to check it out.
    I had ordered it at PCNation but it was on backorde. After waiting 2 weeks, and
    having sold my Nikon Coolscan IV, I decided to check the web. J&R had it in
    stock but the price was about $50 higher and they charged shipping.
    They had a little remark stating to contact them if I had seen it cheaper
    somehwere else, so I sent them the url and got an e-mail back that they
    accepted my price match and gave me a number to call. In 5 minutes I had an
    order number. J&R shipped it ground UPS 7/15/03 and it arrived today, 7/18/03
    at 1:00 pm.
    Will post my experience with the scanner as soon as I get it installed and my
    hands stop shaking from exitment.
    HRosita, Jul 18, 2003
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  2. SNIP
    That would be appreciated, especially if you have some Provia to scan, with
    and without the built-in diffuser. A comparison with an earlier scan of
    Color negative film would also reveal the reduced grain aliasing you should
    get from the higher resolution.

    Bart van der Wolf, Jul 19, 2003
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  3. HRosita

    HRosita Guest

    I stopped using slide film about 8 years ago. Most of my slides are Velvia and
    Right now I am having trouble installing the scanner on a Win98 system. It
    keeps asking for the Win CD but still cannot find the file.
    I am getting a new PC in about 10 days so that is not a big deal. For now I
    will install it on a laptop running XP.

    HRosita, Jul 19, 2003
  4. SNIP
    Although the documentation indicates Win98 and up, I wouldn't be surprised
    if it needs the Win98 SE as a minimum, due to the improved USB support.
    That will probably work more stable anyway. Good luck and enjoy what seems
    to be a cool tool.

    Bart van der Wolf, Jul 19, 2003
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