Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/05

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Digilux 4.3 and Digicopy 4.3 Use
From: John Gong <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 09:35:37 -0800


I have this setup for fast duplication. As others have said, it's suitable 
for posting on websites. For critical work, where you need fine detail to 
show up, say the pattern of a person's shirt, you will want to use a 
"standalone" scanner.

With the Digilux 4.3/Digicopy, your output file is JPEG and nothing else. 
With a scanner, you scan into a photo manipulation program, like Photoshop, 
and save it in the numerous formats which are available, including lower 
loss formats like TIFF.

The advantage of the Digilux 4.3 is the speed at which you can work. It 
takes just a few seconds to set up and record a slide. When connecting the 
camera to an IMac, the camera's smartmedia card shows up as another volume 
automatically. The files are then immediately accessible on the computer.


At 08:48 AM 1/5/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>Anyone had experience using the Digicopy 35 mm slide copier attachment to
>the Leica Digilux 4.3 digital camera? I may purchase this equipment and need
>Specifications of the Digicopy 4.3 can be reviewed at
>How good is the color and clarity of copies made with the Digicopy camera
>attachment when compared with stand-alone scanners suitable for making
>copies of 35 mm colored slides?
>Examples of stand-alone slide scanners include the Nikon 35 mm CoolScan and
>the Fuji C-550 Lanovia flatbed scanner.