We’re well underway putting it through our range of standard tests — take a look at how it compares to the competition and our thoughts on using it so far. Pressing the Index Prescan button initiates a rapid, very low-res prescan, after which each thumbnail is displayed in order on the screen. Film Handling The Dimage Scan Elite II uses slide- and filmstrip-holders made from structural plastic to position the film inside the scanner. However, the optics are pretty poor. Looking through these features and comparing them to costlier scanners such as the Nikon Coolscan IV ED and Canon Canoscan FS it is clear, on paper at least, this is an excellent scanner.
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However, the optics are pretty poor. Canon RF 35mm F1. I can’t say zcan I’ve seen really poor performance from my FS when scanning negatives.
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If you do things right, the noise level decreases in proportion to the square root of the number of samples you’re averaging across. For all but high-end professional users, it offers about as much scanning power as you’re likely to need, and at a real bargain price.
To my eye though, it seemed that the Dimage Scan Elite II produced noticeably sharper results than its predecessor. As opposed to the CCD moving while the film remains stationary. Directly below the Tone Curves graph is the Histogram, which plots the tonal distribution of the image, from black point to white point. With other Minolta scanners using this interface, I’ve sometimes seen the focus indicator jump around quite a bit from click to click on the adjustment slider, but focus on the Elite II appeared to be pretty well-behaved.
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.
Any experience with the Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Pressing the Index Prescan button initiates a rapid, very low-res prescan, after which each thumbnail is displayed in order on the screen. Below the curve are adjustment sliders for Brightness, Contrast, and Red, Green, and Blue color balance corrections.
It’s also one though, that requires some knowledge of how color works in order to use it successfully. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier. Even with this extreme level of damage, the results were quite noteworthy. Looking through these features and comparing them to costlier scanners such as the Nikon Coolscan IV ED and Canon Canoscan FS it is clear, on paper at least, this is an excellent scanner.
I’ve found Digital ICE to be remarkably useful in routine scanning.
Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II Film Scanners
It’s still a huge benefit over not having Digital ICE available in the first place, just not quite up to the best performance I’ve seen. I usually test my scanners with an Edmonds Scientific glass plate with the USAF resolution chart metal deposited on it. If you do a lot of the same type of scanning that is, for the same output medium and reproduction parametersyou could probably develop a group of settings iu could be applied blindly.
If you decide you like one of the surrounding options better than the current selection, you choose that adjustment by simply clicking on dimmage thumbnail image.
With no tedious rescanning in between, a really excellent feature. The standard unit ships equipped to scan 35mm film, and an optional adapter allows scanning of APS film. This speeds workflow quite a bit. The Scanner, Minolta II: The caveat is that it significantly increases scan times.
In my opinion, this more than offsets additional time you may need to spend on spotting your images to remove the effects of dust and scratches. From the numbers above, it’s clear that the FireWire interface is noticeably faster than the USB connection, although not by as much as I’d expect.
What camera or eltie should I buy? This is the tricky part of this control, in that the adjustments are made in subtractive color space CMYKrather than the RGB additive color space most photographers and computer graphics users will be familiar with.
The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. Thank you for do full reply! With negatives, my only real complaint is that the sharpness isn’t up to that of the Nikon, though with the custom holder for negatives and some tweaking, I’ve been getting grain sharp scans of the media old family pictures from the early 80s.
Whether you’ve grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order. The Nikon, Canon, and Minolta all with auto focus need less pre sharpening, but all need a little post sharpening when outputting due to lose of resolution when resizing an image down to your destination size. Dinage aberration in the corners of the scans was also very low.
So what do you personally think: