Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/02

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Re: film scanners
From: Jim Hemenway <>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 06:22:21 -0400
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Why the desire for USB connectivity for a high DPI film scanner?

I'm given to understand that USB, although faster than serial, is still
much slower than SCSI or Firewire.


Douglas Cooper wrote:
> On 4/1/01 10:39 PM, Leica Users digest expressed the following:
> >
> > The LS-30 and the LS-2000 are extremely similar. You can get a refurbished
> > LS-30 with warranty for about $550 (I got mine from
> > and I see they still have that price). Nikon's
> > definition of refurbish is to totally replace a broken part not just service
> > it. It has ICE. The $40 'Vue-scan' software renders the multi-scan option of
> > the LS-2000 as a non-tiebreaker in comparison the the LS-30. Considering
> > some people are trying to sell the inferior LS-1000 second hand for $700 the
> > LS-30 is the best bang for the buck you will find.
> This is great information.  Does the LS-30 have USB connectivity?  I don't
> think the LS-1000 does...
> Douglas Cooper

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