Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/25

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Subject: [Leica] Film Scanner Suggestion
From: rclark01 at (Robert Clark)
Date: Thu Dec 25 20:10:42 2008

I also have some old 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 negatives from the 50s. Not sure about
what kind of camera but the negs are in pretty decent shape. Would I be able
to scan these with one of the Nikon scanners or would I need something more


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ken
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:59 PM
To: 'Leica Users Group'
Subject: RE: [Leica] Film Scanner Suggestion


For 35mm you will do fine with the Nikon.  I suggest using the supplied
Nikon software to see if it will fit your needs.  For me it works fine.  I
also have Silverfast for my LF scanner, and it is excellent.  Be prepared to
spend some time.  An 8x or 16x sampling 14-bit 35mm image takes a while at
full resolution, and is around a 100mb file.  If you are printing smaller
sizes or for the web, then things will speed up.  If I have an image worth
saving, I tend to scan at the highest settings - then I can print full-size
or downsize, just scanning once.  I have had VueScan since it was
introduced, but for some reason haven't been able to make it work for me.
Good luck.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:lug-
>] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 9:03 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: [Leica] Film Scanner Suggestion
> I'm interesting in purchasing a film scanner. I've looked at the Nikons
> and they get good reviews but my knowledge of film scanners is limited.
> I'm interested in a good one to begin digitizing my over 20 years of
> negatives and slides. While the Coolscan 5000 is not out of my price
> range, I'm wondering about other scanners that LUGGERS have used and are
> still using.
> Thanks,
> Robert Clark
> Lancaster, PA
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