Subject: Re: Scanning 35mm negs and slides
On 2017-10-24 09:26, newshound wrote:
> I have an ancient (and almost unused) Dimage Scan Dual IV which I
> believe was well rated in its day. Is it still worth taking the trouble
> to try to get it working on Win 10 (I also have a Macbook Pro and a Unix
> box)? No current drivers from Minolta/Konica I understand, should I
> invest in VueScan, or something else?
> Or would it be easier just to buy something more recent? Not looking to
> spend "professional" money, but not bargain basement either.
I'd get it up and running, but I'm funny that way. That scanner was a
late model, the last from Minolta being the 5400 (and 5400 II). I had
the 5400 and it was excellent. (Sold it and bought a Nikon 9000ED).
Is VueScan worth it? Sure. Currently it's about US$90. Question is:
can you get equivalent (or better) scans of the photos of interest for
less cost (and hassle).