Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Scanner Info Needed for holiday gift.
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 11:36:27 -0700 (PDT)


	On Friday, Dec. 19, Gabe wrote...

> I have chance to get a scanner to scan is some pix to my computer.  I
> have NO knowledge of this.  I mostly shoot B&W and some Color Slides.
> I would love to hear recommendations of  affordable scanners that can do
> the job for both.

	We've been using the Nikon LS-1000 in our journalism lab for as many
years as the product's been available. We have three of them. They perform
flawlessly. We use the Nikon software plug-in with Photoshop 4. It's a *little*
clunky, but easy to understand. Haven't used it on System 8 w/Macintosh yet,
	The mechanisms are durable (haven't yet broken down, knocking on
wood...). The film carrier is a pretty flimsy thing; we bent one, but it still
works. I've heard the same complaint from many others regarding the film
carrier. If it were in my private lab it wouldn't be a a many-user
lab you should keep more than one film carrier handy.
	My lab tech tells me the device sells currently for $1699 in the usual
mail-order catalogs. 

- -Gary S. Colby
University of La Verne
La Verne, California