Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/10/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Follow-up OT Nikon LS-2000 under MacOS X
From: Rolfe Tessem <>
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 16:57:18 -0400
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- --On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:04 PM +0200 Pascal 
<> wrote:

> As promised I would like to update you on how the problem of MacOS X not
> recognizing the LS-2000 on my PowerBook G4 with Ratoc SCSI cardbus card
> was eventually solved.
> Yes, solved.
> After contacting the Ratoc systems tech support and trying out a few
> suggestions, what really made it work is this: the LS-2000 scanner's ID
> should be set to 5 and the ID 5 should be set in asynchronous mode via het
> Ratoc SCSI utility software.
> This way, the scanner is recognized by Vuescan all right, even when other
> devices are attached to the same SCSI chain under MacOS 10.2.1.
> So far the good news.
> Now the bad news: the Vuescan program is not very good. It is way too slow
> compared to the Nikon Scan software, plus it is quite confusing. I have
> tried it out several times, but so far I have yet to produce a decent scan
> with it. The Nikon Scan software is way above Vuescan in terms of ease of
> use and getting decent results.


I think you should give Vuescan another chance. Yes, it does not have the 
greatest user interface in the world, mainly because it is designed to be 
cross-platform, but under the hood there is a lot of power.

I initially had the same reaction that you did, but after some careful 
experimenting, I found that Vuescan was delivering consistently superior 
scans to Nikon Scan. This is with the LS-4000.

The trick is finding the optimum settings among the seemingly endless array 
that Vuescan offers. But once you get it right, great results are 


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Rolfe Tessem
Lucky Duck Productions, Inc.
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