TMY scans pretty well too, even when I’ve pushed the dickens out of the stuff. Skip to main content. It does a fair job with Vuscan, but the Nikon will marginally outperform it. They’re suitable only for Facebook resolution images. Lots of options and potentially good scanner features. In my case, I am using Adobe Photoshop for the final corrections.

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We are not professionals, others could possibly use this Silverfast software, but not us. I have a V Is film voolscan with the newer scanners which all seem to have snap shut negative carriers safer or less safe than the coolscans uv up your bare negatives, make some grinding noises, and hopefully spit them out again’ process?

They make my job easier! Movies Learn more about all SilverFast highlights and advantages. So the best way to defeat having to dust is to not get dust on the film.

Nikon Coolscan IV still worthy?

Until I found details on the SilverFast product, I had tried the procedures on the info boards with poor results. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. You must log coollscan or sign up to reply here. I did prefix my first comment with “based on using only the vendor SW”.


You do realize that looking at coolscaan dpi image on a dpi monitor means you are looking at a 24x enlargement. Eliminate smudges, scratches, and dust from images with the ICE feature, which quickly edits images to create the best version of each photograph. But after we loaded the trial version from Vuescan 9.

We purchased Silverfast 8. I’ve never had a problem with the motorized feed. Lots of options and coopscan good scanner features. The Nikon does give a little more detail in the center but the sharpness also falls off to the edges that’s because of the flatness advantage from the AN glass I use with the Epson.

Great experience This scanner is awesome. Voolscan, damn lies, and scanner specifications: And no exaggerated grain. I’m still using a relatively ancient Minolta Scan Dual and my next step will be a Nikon film scanner.

I always scan at the highest resolution available. This guy delivers a quality product in a quality condition.

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We have had only an occasional software lock ups, but they were quick and easy to rectify. The Archive Suite offers scanner and digital imaging software in a cost-effective package. Forums, general FAQs, actual system requirements and contact to our support team. Is there a discount when upgrading to a more powerful version or if you already own a SilverFast software? Below are a couple of scans.


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Using AN glass to flatten the negatives helps the Epson resolution vs. It’s been easy to scan the negatives to approximate the look of my prints from TMX – well, other than the artful dodging, burning, etc. Good enough for what I need them for. Regarding ICE and related features, I haven’t really missed that.

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Good value, excellent scans with a professionally cleaned version. No, those things like the one you linked to on Ebay are nowhere near the quality of a Coolscan IV. I have a number of archival images that I love to scan from film to digital.