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User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

It's that time... the time to get a new slide-scanner.

I've heard about the Acer Scanwit and the Minolta Dual IV. They both appear to be decent scanners, but I think I've made my mind up that I want something on the higher-end - thus it has come down to either :

A) Nikon Coolscan 4000ED - $1600CDN new

B) Nikon Coolscan V-ED - $900CDN new

but what I'd really like to know, is what justifies the $700 price difference?
They both scan at 4,000dpi true optical, both feature ICE and ROC technology, 38-scan time, and have a density/dynamic range of 4.2. So, what essentially makes the 4000ED that much better?

I want a high-quality scanner that will last for years, as my slide-shooting starts to increase with my airside access.

Hopefully someone has some experience with either of these scanners.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2759 times:
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Rob, the CCD in the 4000ED is far superior

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Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2732 times:


I am using the Nikon Coolscan V ED, the 4000 is defientely better quality wise, and faster in scanning ... , but I am really fine with the V ED , sofar hadnt any quality issues, even for scans in highqulaity magazines .... , so is the 700CD justified? I dont know ....


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

AFIK, the 4000ED is now discontinued, replaced by the 5000 - essentially you are comparing 2 different generations of scanner. The Nikon V replaces the IV of the previous generation and offers some new features (USB 2, improved software improved resolution), but does not have some of the "professional strength" features of the older 4000ED - basically batch loading and processing.

I've not had a chance to use the newer model, so can't comment on the optical/CCD characteristics.

Price you quote for the 4000ED seems high - I would have thought you could get the 5000 for around that (but Canada may be different)



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