The grouping of various controls is, fortunately, just good enough to help you find what you’re looking for, though I’d bet that most users probably grope around in the UI awhile before developing a workflow in it. Further, the panels themselves tend to obscure some of the buttons and the crop information display. Those four oddly-shaped appendages that hang off the middle of the left side of window open up sliding panels when you click on them. Nikon’s SCSI implementation uses two pin connectors on the back of the scanner, and supports active termination at the scanner. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. Nikon Scanners without Custom Bundle.

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Some publications have taken the position of scanning everything using the scanner’s default settings, believing this to be most fair, neutral methodology. What does this price mean? Provia seems to benefit from adding a very small touch of yellow and red.

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While using the installer isn’t particularly difficult, figuring out what it is doing is. Was hoping to get my slides scanned into the computer and distributed on CD to the family but was in for a real disappointment. The default scan actually had excellent detail in both the shadows and highlights. As we note in our review of the Coolscan III, it is in many respects an exact ili of the higher-priced Super Coolscan As a result, the USAF target should yield much more conservative resolution numbers.

For comparison, here’s the same image from the LS k – compressed more than LS30 samplewhich did the best job on this image of any scanner we’ve tested to date. The color shift varied across the tonal range. coolscann

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In general, density is the most significant specification for a scanner. The pure white swatch on the grayscale at the bottom of the target is very light relative to the rest of the image.

If you’re a casual user or are only scanning for Web-sized uses, then you’ll probably be decently served by the software supplied by Nikon. The final result k has excellent cookscan purity and saturation, and a good tonal range, although we lost some of the deepest shadows in the course of our playing around. Nikon couldn’t help with manuals or parts for older equipment and I kept getting sent in circles when I called. A quick trip to the calculator suggested that the Coolscan III would be easily capable of 36MB scans, and perhaps larger.

The grouping of various controls is, fortunately, just good enough to help you find what you’re looking for, though I’d bet that most users probably grope around in the UI awhile before developing a workflow in it.

Because we didn’t see any such effect on any other targets we scanned, we believe it was caused on this target by the thick glass the pattern is printed on. Also coollscan that all images here have been JPEG compressed for compatibility with ‘web browsers.

If you’re wondering about power, the Coolscan III doesn’t use a “wall wart.

Nikon CoolScan III Scanner

We didn’t explicitly set up a test for frame coverage by scanners, but our WG shot goes right to the edges of the 35mm frame, and we found that the LS covers all that and then some.

Let me coolsvan this out of the way first: Here is a version scanned with the LS’s default settings kalmost identical to our adjusted version.


Are all of your older Complete Guides still available? What was particularly surprising about this shot with the CoolScan III was how well the scanner did with its default settings – even noticeably better than its big brother the LS If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it: This maximum-resolution clip of the Musicians II image shows the exceptional detail and near-total lack of artifacts the LS produces.

About the only difference you’re likely to see in the images from it vs those from the Cooscan CoolScan will be in the “Train” image, where the Super Coolscan does a better job of extracting shadow detail.

Nikon Scanners without Modified Item. The two scanners turned in an almost identical performance on this image.

On the bottom is an abbreviated version of the step-by-step UI I set up for my assistant—press the Green Play icon and the software moves to the next point where you need to verify or input something the icons from top to bottom: It’s not mentioned anywhere in the manuals or on the box, but the Coolscan III supports v at either 50 or 60 Hertz.

Both the default and adjusted scans were a bit darker overall, although the difference was slight. The Nikon scanner ended up in the trash. At the full dpi, I’m usually back in Photoshop with my image in a little over a minute from the time I opened the plug-in the actual scan is about 30 seconds, but I’m usually performing a prescan and sometimes setting one of the controls a bit differently.

Silverfast is no longer available for this scanner.