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Old 12-10-2005, 10:54 AM
Bryan L Bryan L is offline
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Scanning Speeds with Slides


I recently purchased a Epson 4990 Flatbed. I have a lot of slides to scan. It takes about 8 minutes to scan a slide with digital ice on at 2000dpi.

How does this compare to the Nikon Coolscan film scanners (or any other slide/film scanner with Dig. Ice)


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Old 12-10-2005, 06:41 PM
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Slide / Negative Scanning

My Nikon Coolscan V scans in 40 secs with ICE off and approx twice that with ICE on at max resolution of 4000 DPI which produces a very large file in 16 BIT. Furthermore the results are far superior to that which the Epson faltbed with adapter produces. Rgds, MM
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:50 PM
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I could see then if I was doing slides all day how the Nikon Coolscan and the automatic feed adapter would really pay off.

Thats a real speed difference.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:22 PM
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I fiddled with this a lot during the summer as I had a BIG project for my mom scanning about 400 slides. May not be a direct parallel but I am using a Canoscan 9950F and found that it was taking me about 50 minutes to scan a tray of 12 slides with low settings of dust and scratches and tone correction on. I guess that is roughly 4 minutes per slide which seems about right when I had to the odd one or two.

I was scanning at 1200dpi, BTW. I didn't really need files much larger than that, it was all going to a DVD slide show.

YMMV, have fun!
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:58 PM
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i have the nikon scan V too. i just left it to scan NEF with auto feeder (stopped using it since my D100/D2x)
i remembered it scanned 5 slides in less than 5 mins. all in 4000dpi.

i also compared it to epson 2400. the Dmax range just beats the crap out of flatbed scanners.
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