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Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by DeanB, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Went down to the local Jessops and got me a Nikon coolscan scanner thingy. Me and 6 year old son hooked it up to a computer and that very same night we printed of our very first 700meg jpeg *g*. Ok, better read the instructions now I suppose.

    But even trialing it out on my epson 980 the results look good. I would have bought one of the bigger epson's but I can only carry so much in one go.

    I suppose this means I have to move groups over to the digitable photography now?
     
  2. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Is that the one with the ICE technology which fixes imperfections as it scans Dean? It is a great piece of kit anyway and would knock spots off any flatbed scanner. Good luck, and hope you get to grips with it. Keep us posted as I have a notion of getting a film scanner and would be interested to hear your experiences.
    BigWill
     
  3. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Best scanner software ever is Silverfast.

    Get out and get shooting!!
     
  4. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Is that the stuff that comes packaged with the Coolscan Tim? If so, why is it so good?
    Big(Curious)Will
     
  5. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    No, but Nikon used to bundle it with their scanners before developing their own program. The ICE package is not a Nikon product by the way. Silverfast still comes with all Polaroid, Microtek etc scanners

    Get out and get shooting!!
     
  6. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    So what is the Nikon version of ICE called then Tim? About this Silverfast caper, you still haven't told me why it is so good?
    Big(more questions than answeres!)Will
     
  7. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    There is no Nikon version of ICE, Will. Its a bundled program also used by Minolta. As to the other……BECAUSE I SAY IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif


    Get out and get shooting!!
     
  8. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Well that's good enough for me!
    Big(Never tangle with "Terrible Tim")Will
     
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    But it's not for me - WHY is it better? (Yes, I really want to know - everyone says it's better, but not why!)

    Nick CRIPN
     
  10. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    I'll tell you when me bleedin' scanner comes in (that'll be next millenium at this rate)

    Get out and get shooting!!
     
  11. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Fair enough!

    Nick CRIPN
     
  12. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    That's good enough for me as well! (Still crappin' himself at the thought of "Terrible Tim's" revenge!)
    BigWill
     
  13. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Well it's got a sticker on the front that says ICE3. And the software has a checkbox that says to use ICE. By default it's off.

    When you turn it on; it's a revelation. I have some negs that were kicked around the floor by the local processing house. I thought I'd be spending hours touching them up. But just click on the 'use ICE' button...and the scans are almost perfect.

    Just gotta get a proper photo quality printer and sort out my 'darkroom'. Currently I'm using my son's epson 980 balanced on top of a xerox laser.
     
  14. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Good on you Dean, so you have learn't two things already. The first that digital isn't a joke and secondly not to take any notice of Big Will and Geoff the forums resident geriatrics.

    Go on the pair of you before the Snail turns nasty and tells Matron.

    Brian.<img src="/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif">
     
  15. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Hey, I heard that Slimey! Geriatrics indeed! Just watch it sunshine, 'cos I've got me computer working now so I'll be keeping an eye on you.

    Did you hear that Will? Slimey's going to turn nasty! Hell that's going to be SUCH an improvement!/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Geoff
     
  16. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Don't worry Geoff, he's only a Snail. Pass me the slug pellets! /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
    BigWill
     
  17. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

  18. CHIPS

    CHIPS Well-Known Member

    Silverfast came bundled with my Artixscan but didn't work - at all. Silverfast people very promptly admitted a bug in that version and "please download a new driver...." all good news for BT - so it worked sorta but I tried Vuescan from Hamrick and paid for it immediately because it worked first time and reliably and better than Scanwizard too. It can tell most scanners to multipass and also has a scan memory feature which allows you to try changed settings ad infinitum when getting the hang of it ie without rescanning physically which saves a lot of time. A test version is downloadable free - search "Vuescan" or "Ed Hamrick" and you'll find. Graphics are spartan - no music - no animations - in fact the only good thing about is that it works perfectly.
     
  19. SCT

    SCT Well-Known Member

    They go better if you load em in a full bore shotgun.

    Steve C Thompson IRIPN
     
  20. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Err, do you mean the pellets or the snails, Steve?

    Ah well, just about time for one last play with the new baby before I hit the sack. It's an imperessive beast, but still looks puny alongside the 6x8 jobbie Stouty's been getting.

    Geoff
     

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