Subject: Re: Scanning 35mm negs and slides
On 25/10/2017 11:57, android wrote:
> In article<t6CdnW1ZT8sj9W3EnZ2dnUU78IfNnZ2d@brightview.co.uk>,
> newshound<email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 24/10/2017 20:33, Alan Browne wrote:
>>> 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.Â That scanner was a
>>> late model, the last from Minolta being the 5400 (and 5400 II).Â I had
>>> the 5400 and it was excellent.Â (Sold it and bought a Nikon 9000ED).
>>> Is VueScan worth it?Â Sure.Â Currently it's about US$90.Â Question is:
>>> can you get equivalent (or better) scans of the photos of interest for
>>> less cost (and hassle).
>> Thanks both for the advice on VueScan. I've been burned before with
>> trialware that has great reviews on-line, takes an age to get setup and
>> working, turns out to have the feature I wanted to test crippled, and
>> only then declares its true cost.
>> I'll give it a try.
> I've paid for and use the pro version. You don't need to pay to try. You
> need to pay to get scans without watermarks. I've described my workflow
> in another thread some time ago... You can find two samples in the
> gallery of my blog:
Thanks. I used to *love* Kodachrome II.