Ready for Your Close-Up?: Given my experience between this scanner and my Nikon, if my were perfectly working, I’d have never bought the Nikon. We’ve been running version 1. Canon calls it FARE in their software, but it’s a similar type of software that detects defects within reason and tries to blend them away. This allowed me to experiment with various types of images. They could have sat on their laurels for at least another year, I’m sure. Digital SHO for shadow and highlight optimization.

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The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Unfortunately, with all the years of use, it’s become a flaky unit where it seems like it wants a longer and longer wake up period. As it happens, I also have a Plustek i that I use for negatives since I have a holder that was 3d printed for it. With film the scanned bits of silver and dye clumps are randomly scattered without the need to have perfect alignment.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

Indicators diimage embossed, but it would be nice to add Braille. This HDR version of SilverFast is just like their scanner drivers, but it is designed to open and process high-bit raw images using the same tools and processes as are available in their scanner driver Ai 6 versions of SilverFast.

In short, the scanner itself seems to outrun the software. Optical Density is 4.


Both of the scanners are going within my budget, but I still not sure – what to get Full image from negative. So, there is detail such as the year sticker on the Toyota license plate that minopta be read with a 60x microscope. So if high quality 35mm film scanning is on your to-do list, this is a great way to get it done.

Is it a big difference between Minolta Dimage Elite II and Elite 5400 scanners?

While there is a patch out on the net that’s alleged to get it to function with Vista, I was not able to get it to work, and eventually hooked it up to an older computer.

Best Selling in Scanners See all. We mere humans must fiddle with these things until, in exasperation, we frame the manual illustrations on the wall closest to the scanner. During the last few days of researches I found dash of information with the similar issue with scaner, that you have. I have the Scan Elite and, when it works, it is an outstanding scanner. So, I quickly moved on to a different workflow using the DiMAGE Scan Utility to make a bit raw scan file output for adjustment, correction, and editing in another application.

Minoltz one of my visits to the ghost town of Bodie, California, which is at a very high altitude, I brought along some Technical Ektachrome, originally intended for microscope slides, thus configured with very high contrast and saturation.

Thank you so much, Phil, for sharing your opinion and experience! When Konica Minolta went back to the drawing board, they went outside the box to engineer a remarkable scanner.


That being said, I minoltta much of my work at ppi rather than the full because the shots simply don’t warrant the full resolution of theso the lower resolution of the Scan Elite II may be just fine.

The trick to loading a film holder is to remember that down is up, up is down, right reading is upside down. The scans, at least with my copy of the Minopta, are incredibly sharp. Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems.

Attempts with these images on Technical Ektachrome in the past had always failed.

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Select file output — and scan! I am scanning dozens of Kodachrome slides from the ‘s. With myI have scanned 8X10s a section at a time and stitched them together semi-successfully. And second, it’s faster than the The II can do the job. Easy Scan Utility provides simplified three-step scanning with on-screen instructions beginners can use with confidence.

The Scanner, Epson Read full review Verified purchase: Information is free and worth every penny I can’t say the subject matter is outstanding, but hopefully it can give you an example of what’s possible with the Plustek i.