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Old Apr 16, 2004, 2:01 PM   #1
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Default Nikon Coolscan V vs 4000 - Same Specs?

I need some advise deciding between buying a "Nikon USA Factory Demo" Coolscan 4000 (from Cameta.com) and Coolscan V when their prices are so close at ~$600. The price for Coolscan 5000 (upgrade to 4000) is almost double ($1,100).

Both technical specs are nearly the same for the most part (38sec scan time, 14-bit A/D, minor differences in scanning areas, Density range 4.2, etc,...could not find how many glass elements in V (but 7 elements in 4000), USB 2.0 (V) vs IEEE 1394 (4000), Digital ICE4 (V) vs ICE3 (4000), etc,.....looks like V is a replacement of the old 4000.

If both are about the same, then it seems like the Coolscan V is a better deal. The "demo" models could have been refurbished.

Is there a noticeable difference between the two - quality wise? Is it worthwhile choosing 4000 over the new V model? Advantages? Recommendations? Any insight or experience would help.

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Old Jan 24, 2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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The 5000 is the updated replacement for the 4000 - has ICE4, which seems to work better on Kodachrome. It takes a slide feeder and roll feeder.

The V would seem to be the upgrade to the IV - no feeder attachments available (but it might do batch scans of the filmstrip?)
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