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Old Sep 9, 2002, 4:20 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I am an amateur still photographer in the process to build my camera bag (Nikon). I am not in mood of getting a digital camera. Firstly, the digital point and shoot doesn’t fascinate me. Secondly, the Digital SLR is too high for my pocket. I kind’a resorted to a Film Scanner. Being an owner of Nikon camera, I have an inclination for a Nikon based scanner. Could someone help me?

I have an Epson 1280 printer.

My objective of Film scanning:
1) Enlarging.
2) Reprints
3) Restoring my yesteryears photo’s
4) Scanning Dad’s slides

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Old Sep 9, 2002, 4:31 PM   #2
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sound like your looking for a coolscan 4. usb 1.1 connect. runs in the $900 catagory. seek it out at www.nikonusa.com.

the coolscan 4000ED is more. firewire connect(with card) and "faster" at around $1500.

i have the 4000ED. makes quite a few amusing sounds and produces a heck of a good large scan.

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Old Sep 11, 2002, 12:03 PM   #3
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Thanks,

I was looking out if there where any other Film scanner that has given better performance than Nikon yet cost less. Any inputs to that would be highly appreciated.

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not really unless you want to buy a drum scanner. your already at the top of the performance curve in non drum models.
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Old Sep 11, 2002, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thanks

That was a boost to my confidence and a another cause for buying it.
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just remember that there are differences between the 4 and the 4000ED read them carefully

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Old Sep 19, 2002, 11:03 AM   #7
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Hi,

I just bought a Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED. I scanned few old (real old negative) and it just gave me fresh set of pics.

Man what a scanner! A must for all the serious photographers who really need to extract the best from the film negative.
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Old Sep 19, 2002, 11:57 AM   #8
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way to go. now start archiving all those slides and negs.

by the way- we're neighbors.

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