It's a slide scanner, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on June 18, 2005 at 08:11:14:

In Reply to: Re: ~ $1000 posted by eric on June 17, 2005 at 23:21:09:

I have the Nikon LS 4000 ED. The 5000 is the
follow-on product:

35% less expensive
USB2 instead of fire wire
more color depth (16-bit instead of 14-bit)

All of the above is IIRC.

It's a "slide scanner". It can scan mounted 35 mm
slides, short strips of 35 mm slide and negative
film. With an optional widget it can do a stack of
slides and with a different optional widget it
can do a whole uncut roll of 35 mm slides.

It can also do some obscure formats and there's
an optional widget to scan microscope slides.

It does not scan prints.

It wasn't difficult to get it to do a passable
scan. However, trying to get a perfect scan is
a road to insanity. I'm sure Karl will have a
comment on that. ;-)

I know two non-serious photographer who have bought
LS 5000 EDs to scan the family slide collection
and assemble it on CDs. They seem happy with it,
except that one has the slide stack loader and
finds it finicky.


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