The SF auto slide feeder plugs into the Super Coolscan ED in the same fashion as other adapters, but its construction requires both devices to rest on their sides. After scanning the thumbnail previews, select those needing adjustment, and set the scanning parameters as you normally would. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. OK, so now we’ve covered the hardware – how does this thing work? Thus, you simply lay the film between the guides, and you’re assured that it will properly align as you close the holder, even if the piece of film consists of only a single frame. Maybe not so much with my film cameras! It’s possible that the problem could be more acute with badly curved film, since there’s no glass in the negative carrier to hold the film flat.

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After working with it, we’re convinced that Digital ICE can completely eliminate the need for this operation, at the savings of countless hours in production shops. The filmstrip adapter SA is supported with this device. There is a lot of moving parts for a “digital” machine, so be careful and don’t go to coolscwn in handling this delicate instrument. On the other hand, if your PC is stuffed to the seams with extra cards and interfaces, you may have problems getting a foolscan to work at all!

For this scanner the latest software version is SilverFast 8. In practice, we found this a very useful feature, as we could switch between slides and negatives very rapidly, without interrupting our workflow. This is a reduced-size series of crops from a maximum-resolution dpi scan of an Ektachrome “Q60” target.


Some old mounts are particularly rough, and more likely to cause problems.

We felt that the corner softness was most noticeable in the less-defined grain pattern from the film in the corners. With a minor adaptation to our work habits, we happily scanned dozens of old family negatives while we worked on other things.

I am a photographer that appreciates view cameras, quality lenses and quality products. The various media adapters can be plugged and unplugged with impunity at any time the Super Coolscan ED isn’t actually scanning, and the scanner and driver software automatically recognize which adapter is currently in use. We found that the individual red, green, and blue sliders added to the effect of the main, or overall, gain slider. This scanner really captures the color nuances better than my Canon Edd did, and it avoids the washed-out highlights that the Canon produced.

Nikon Super CoolScan 4000 ED Photo, Slide & Film Scanner

What we found very confusing was the “Pixels per Inch” indicator in the bottom of the window. It displays the tonal content of the image in a histogram window, with the graph indicating how many pixels in the image have each brightness value. We had no trouble with the Nikon Scan 3 application, but it would have been more convenient to be able to scan directly into Photoshop. Too big, in hindsight.

For warranty information about this product, please click here. Just take a look at the two sets of scans above, the “after” scans required ZERO touchup time in PhotoShop and could easily be delivered to the customer as the finished product. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. We found that optimal efficiency required judicious use of the scan-preview feature, only redrawing the preview when it was absolutely needed.

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LS 4000ED / Super Coolscan 4000ED

The result is just short of amazing. Since the scanner was out of warranty, I decided to let it slide. Information This is more info that used to appear 40000 the main scanning window. Not shown here is the pulldown menu on the right it pops up out of voolscan second button down from the top right cornerwhich allows you to choose what color channels you want to apply the unsharp masking to.

I did, no ec this time but no change either. Although the date of this review is modern as ofthe last time I used mine was in The Digital ICE3 package delivers consistent image quality regardless of the film’s age or extent of the defect. View or edit your browsing history.

The results from the SilverFast product are exceptional. In practice, we felt there was little difference between the 1x and 4x averages, but the 16x seemed to noticeably improve noise in the shadows.

Nikon Super Coolscan Ed – Steves Digicams

Nonetheless, they can be a quick cookscan to make overall image adjustments, and may be the fastest way to process large numbers of noncritical scans. The five tabs and their associated controls are described below. For now, a brief summary of what we found: All of the features work including the Digital ICE. We regret not being able to cover it in greater detail here, but frankly it’s beyond the scope of even one of our reviews!

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