Subject: Re: Scanning 35mm negs and slides
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Subject: Re: Scanning 35mm negs and slides
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From: Alan Browne <alan.browne@freelunchvideotron.ca>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:33:00 -0400
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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).