Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Film scanner recommendations.
From: John Straus <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 10:11:31 -0600

on 12/18/01 8:32 AM, Austin Franklin at wrote:

> Well, you've been duped into believing you need/want it.  The "Digital ICE"
> is not near as necessary on other scanners.  The Nikon uses point light
> sources (LEDs) and it pretty much requires it.  Other scanners that use a
> diffuse light source don't need it.  I have a scanner that doesn't have it,
> and I have never had a problem at all with revealing dust and/or scratches.

Well I don't know about being duped :) but I've have a Nikon LSIV and you
NEED the ICE. This damn scanner shows spots and lines that I cannot see with
a loupe!!??? And thatıs off fresh dip & dunk processed film!! That being
said I would LOVE to try an older Polaroid Sprintscan 4000. Not to mention
the Nikons are hard on the shadow area Grrr. The Nikon does good work but it
has a personality ALL it's own...
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