Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Scanning with LS-2000
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 21:21:25 -0800
References: <000d01c0ba5a$cf920490$10e721d0@strang>

What you describe sounds like the "ICE" functionality is on.

Nikon scanners use a 4th infrared channels to detect surface defect or dust,
then performs interpolation to makes these defects less visible.  Silver
crystals in conventional B&W films block IR, fooling the scanner/scanning
software to think that the negative is full of scratches.

So, turn off the "ICE" functionality and you should be set.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "David E. Strang" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 7:21 PM
Subject: [Leica] Scanning with LS-2000

> I noticed that the base side of my negatives were being scratched by the
> auto-strip loader. It jams so frequently that I often noticed slight
> scratches on the film.
> One problem though, when I try b&w neg's, I switch to grayscale mode, and
> the scan software shows dark
> blobs in the preview and the final scan. What's up with this?? How do you
> b&w??
> Regarding the Leica chat, when was the last time Nikon or Canon offered to
> involve users in future projects? Maybe in the future things will be
> smoother and those looking for a platform to trash Leica will step down.
> future is far too bright to let it pass without some positive input from
> Leica's most vocal users.
> Regards,
> Dave Strang

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