Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Best film scanner
From: "Aram Langhans" <>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 09:05:17 -0700
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Hi Joe.

I just bought a Dimage Scan Dual II (the newer version) and have been quite
happy.  I guess "disgust" is a relative term.  Before my purchace, I was
using an HP PhotoScan, the original, and was fairly happy.  After seeing
images of the same slides scanned with my new scanner, I am disgusted at the
old images.  I will be rescanning most of them.  Maybe if I could afford a
4000 DPI scanner with a dynamic range of 4.2 I would be disgusted with my
Minolta.  I can't, so I am happy with mine.


Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 16:45:55 -0700
From: "Joe Codispoti" <>
Message-ID: <001501c13277$13ff4cc0$1a45973f@joe>
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I am very disgusted with 35mm scans' quality I have observed from my Minolta
Dimage Multi (original version software).

I sent the scanner to Minolta and, after $214 it is still the same. I
repacked it and sent it again, this time to the attention of the manager.
I was told that it works just fine, as per specs, and that maybe it is my
computer that is the culprit (Minolta claims that unless it is a "brand"
computer, it may be the cause of my woes).

Has anyone experienced similar problems? Is the type of computer pivotal in
scanning quality?
I have been considering a new scanner (4000 dpi) but the experience with
mine makes me very nervous in considering an outlay of many hundreds of