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Anybody Got Coolscan III Or IV Examples?  
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2399 times:

These things appear to be going for fairly cheap on ebay, and my PrimeFilm scanner that served me well for 3 years appears to have finally shit the bed. Anybody have some quality examples of scans from these scanners? if you could show me, that'd be great. Coolscan III (LS-30) scans would do, but I'd prefer seeing some scans from the Coolscan IV (LS-40).

Thanks guys.  Smile

-Cullen


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1648 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2392 times:
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Cullen
All of my black and white and anything before August 2004 is on a Coolscan III that I got cheaply off e-bay. The last slides I did are at DCA and I have included a few. The III does not come equipped for Windows XP but the drivers can be downloaded from Nikon and it seems to work flawlessly.
Mick Bajcar

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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2385 times:

Here are 3 scans from Coolscan IV. I love that scanner. Pictures were taken in 1998/99/00 that time I was using pretty cheap lens on Canon and Nikon bodies. You can see that Coolscan is working magic.



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Rafal


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Rafal, are you still shooting slides and using that scanner or have you gone digital?


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Cullen,

I have switched to D100 in December 2003. Those scans are not from slides, they are from negatives. I have around 15K negatives that needs to be scanned  Smile Whenever I have opportunity I'm scanning pictures already in the database and I'm reuploading them to a.net.

Rafal


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Ah, alright. In your opinion do you think it's still possible to get photos accepted here if I still shoot film? One thing that hasn't changed about me is I'm still a stubborn ass when it comes to switching from film to digital  Wink nothing against you digital guys, I just love my film that's all  Wink


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

My Sabena picture was accepted few months ago. Friend of mine is scanning slides and they are accepted here.

Rafal


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Sweet, I can't wait to get back into this again. 3 years without it is too long...


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1648 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2358 times:
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There is little doubt about it, it is a lot more difficult to get scanned slides taken recently accepted on the database. But it can be done.
I've now gone over to digital and love it, but still have slides and negatives to scan. I am trying to mix them for uploading.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 959 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

I use a Coolscan V which I believe is not much different in terms of quality than the earlier models. I scan K64 and Fujichrome 100 slides and improve the images using Focusmagic and Photoshop Elements. Most of my submitted shots have been accepted, but then most of these are from the "pre-digital age".


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The screeners would be in the best position to advise on whether scanned rather than digital shots of current subjects still stand a good chance of being accepted.

Fergal

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[Edited 2005-04-03 14:37:01]

User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
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The Coolscan IV that I own is topnotch. I mostly scan old rare subjects but have absolutely no problem getting common subjects accepted. The main challenge with editing slidescans is colormanagement.


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As for the older scans, they come out just perfect as well, but that's because the slides are perfect as well Wink


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Quality is largely determined by the quality of the originals and to a lesser degree by scanning/editing techniques. I have found Kodachrome pretty easy to scan, contrary to what some other people have said. Especially K25 scans like a dream. Only drawback to kodachrome is that ICE doesn't work and you can spend a lot of time cloning out dust.

CHeers
Tim



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User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
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Getting the Coolscan III to work with XP was tricky for me. I had to install a two-generations old copy of AIC to get it working.

User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2286 times:

Thanks guys. I'm going to give my Primefilm a couple more tries, and if it still won't work right, I'm definitely getting a Coolscan.


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineAviator100 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
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Most of my A'net pictures are Fuji Sensia slides that were scanned with a Coolscan IV: http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...%20Vercruijsse&distinct_entry=true

Regards,
Ad


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Quoting USAir_757 (Reply 5):
Ah, alright. In your opinion do you think it's still possible to get photos accepted here if I still shoot film?

I don't own a Nikon scanner so can't comment on that aspect of the topic but I can say yes on the above. I still upload some of my Kodachrome scans (scanned with an Acer 2720s) and they get accepted.


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User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 14):
I don't own a Nikon scanner so can't comment on that aspect of the topic but I can say yes on the above. I still upload some of my Kodachrome scans (scanned with an Acer 2720s) and they get accepted.

Nice scans...now the way you worded that leads me to believe you, too, have gone digital - which for me would be hard to believe, as I remember you being the ultimate, die-hard, will-never-shoot-anything-except-K64 guy Big grin



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Quoting USAir_757 (Reply 15):
Nice scans...now the way you worded that leads me to believe you, too, have gone digital - which for me would be hard to believe, as I remember you being the ultimate, die-hard, will-never-shoot-anything-except-K64 guy

Thanks! When I said "will-never-shoot-anything-except-K64" that was meant towards film. Meaning, I will only shoot Kodachrome and not Fuji or other slide film. I never had anything against digital. Well, except for converting to full-time digitial. My F5 will continue to burn loads of K64 so don't worry  Smile But yes, my bag now includes a D70. I'm still the die-hard slide shooter and always will be, at least until they no longer sell slide film.

Mike


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

How's the D70? My dad is looking to get one to replace his N6006 (which I might inheret, unlikely though as I'm a Pentax man, and I've used his camera on occasion and am not all that crazy about it) - and he's looking for reviews.

Shoot me an email sometime about the D70 - my dad would appreciate any help in deciding.

Good to hear you're still shooting slides - I myself don't intend to go digital until, like you said, slide film is no longer sold - and who knows, that day may never come. We're still different in that I love Fuji films though  Wink particularly the provia F series - that stuff is simply awesome in my book.



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Quoting USAir_757 (Reply 17):
How's the D70? My dad is looking to get one to replace his N6006 (which I might inheret, unlikely though as I'm a Pentax man, and I've used his camera on occasion and am not all that crazy about it) - and he's looking for reviews

The D70 is simply awesome. Have it about a year now and have been very happy with the purchase. If your Dad decides to go with the D70 he'll have no regrets....it's a solid performer. Rumor has it a D50 will be offered in the coming months and maybe a D70s but can't confirm.

Quoting USAir_757 (Reply 17):
We're still different in that I love Fuji films though particularly the provia F series - that stuff is simply awesome in my book.

I agree Provia F is awesome but just not the right slide film for my needs at the moment. But trust me, if Kodachrome is discontinued I'll be a fellow Provia 100F user myself.

Mike


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