The II ships with several proprietary scanning applications, which we did test. Though the manual says it won’t work with Kodachrome, we turned the feature on, ran some Kodachrome slides through the unit, and came up with good results. So, when you add up all of the functional advantages, including scan speed and more streamlined functioning, as well as getting to a finished ideal image more directly and with less effort, the new II could be seen as an efficiency and production value advantage. This may make for some grain noise, however, particularly with older Ektachrome-type films, as I’ve noticed that dye deterioration from age seems to affect shadow densities most of all. We didn’t find much fault with the ‘s negative conversion and there’s little evidence of the new Film Expert Algorithm in the II. However, with very grainy black and white or the high-speed, grainy Kodachrome , it is less effective. Stretching color correction that far, well beyond neutral to the opposite tack, is something I have not found to be as effective in the past.

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Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

You don’t, that is, have to select a film type as you do in VueScan. Exposure Control provides sliders for composite and individual channels. The scanner will grab the holder and feed it in to do an index scan, which shows the software what’s in the holder.

These include not having the ability to profile the scanner rendering the colors less accurately a nd slightly duller and very minor banding that is only visible at very high magnification.

Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. They are not identical to the ‘s holders, though.


Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II review: Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II – CNET

Optionally adjust the image DiMAGE Scan Utility provides detailed image correction, ideal for achieving the best scan by providing control over all image parameters and adjustments in detail for every image. Most relevant reviews See all 7 reviews. Primary color filter Multi-sample scanning: Konica Minolta had already dimgae back to the drawing board themselves, 540. Fortunately, the DiMAGE Scan Utility is easy and effective to set up and use to output raw high-bit scan files, including batch processing.

Fujitsu fi Document Scanner It is probably due to a number of factors, some of which I cannot even guess.

That experience has included making scans of 35mm film images that have elihe in 15×20″ images printed with surprising success. Dimzge found this is a quite efficient way to work, even scanning at the II’s maximum optical resolution of dpi, which produces a MB raw bit file, and got files done per hour. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. So you can profile the scanner in VueScan. Before I get into the full test I would like to mention some plug-in and Utility caveats.

At the Minolta’s dpi resolution, this focus falloff is noticeable at high magnification, though it is more grain than image detail which is lost. The II Film Holders Negatives below and slides in il opened holder They are not identical to the ‘s holders, though.

But the fact remains, the company has in the II provided a substantially better scanner at an dimagd more affordable price. On a shooting trip through British Columbia I was shooting mostly 4×5, but had some black and white film in a 35 and made some exposures of the same scenes also done on 4×5.


Continue to next page 01 We can heartily recommend the Easy Scan utility.

Though the manual says it won’t 500 with Kodachrome, we turned the feature on, ran some Kodachrome slides through dlite unit, and came up with good results. We’ve been running version 1. Drum-Scanner quality 35mm scanner The Scan Elite II is sharp enough to capture not only the smallest details 35mm film can resolve, but grain and dust far smaller. Digital ROC for color restoration, using advanced dye signature analysis to identify and restore faded colors on older film and slide images.

In short, the scanner itself seems to outrun the software. Initially I chose to adjust, color correct, and edit these raw files using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 3.

If you need a scanner only for films, this is the best choice. Digital GEM for film grain management to analyse film emulsion patterns and reduce graininess while preserving image quality, color and sharpness.

It takes you step-by-step through the scanning process, with dimwge to enable all the advanced features and even an edit option to adjust the final image beyond what the scanner likes. I also scanned a few black and white and color negative film images. As I noted in my report then, the was well ahead dkmage the game in performance and value. Create new account Request new password.