Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nikon LS-2000 scanner
From: James Klebau <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 12:55:33 +0000

Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> ........... I have concluded that I
> *nned* the Nikon LS-2000 scanner. I can buy it in Amsterdam at a good
> price, and I have a choice of getting it with or without the Silverfast
> software. The price difference is about 700 NLG, or about $350. My
> question to LUGgers who have this scanner: is the software worth the
> additional cost? If I opt to buy the scanner without the software, what
> am I missing out on?
> Nathan

I think Silverfast is well worth the money. It does everything the nikon
software does, only much, much better and easier.  And it does a lot that
the nikon software does not do, including very sophisticated unsharp mask,
color replacement and more. In the USA Silverfast costs over $500.

Jim Klebau