Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/26

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Slighty OT - Scanner Question
From: feli at (Feli di Giorgio)
Date: Tue Oct 26 15:00:44 2004
References: <>

> I went down to the local digital shop (Glazers in Seattle) and had a talk
> with the digital salesperson.  She said that the V ED wouldnt do well with
> B/W and that she recommended the Minolta Elite 5400.  Of course they didn't
> have any in stock, so I have to wait a few days.
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> w a d e  h e n i n g e r

The Nikon doesn't do well with black/white? I think this person is handing
you a line.

I have a Nikon SCS 5000ED and it scans black and white and color perfectly.
I actually prefer the Nikon over the Minolta, because it uses LEDs as its
light source, which results in very sharp scans. Minolta uses florescent 
which are more diffuse. It like the difference between a condenser and 
enlarger. The LEDs also have a longer lifespan and are probably more stable.

Take a look at the pics on my site, they were all scanned with the Nikon.
I used to have a Minolta.



In reply to: Message from heninger at (Wade Heninger) ([Leica] Slighty OT - Scanner Question)