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Kodachrome And Nikon Coolscan 4000ED  
User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 13
Posted (12 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

I just picked up this beastie and tried to scan some old Kodachrome slides using Digital ICE… total disaster! With ICE on the image is severely distorted – out of focus & weird colors. Reading some usenet threads it seems that this may be a common problem. Has anyone here had luck with scanning Kodachrome with Digital ICE turned on?

Also, I can’t get the Nikon software to work at all on my XP box... it just hangs on startup. Anyone else have this problem? Instead, I’m using Vuescan.


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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3770 times:
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I use the Coolscan 4 with Kodachrome, and ICE doesn't work.
I just clone out all the dust, and clean the slides very carefully before scanning.


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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

There's an update driver you can download, or at least it worked for my ED IV. Unfortunately don't recall the name. But I think it's available through the Nikon website. Also have been some earlier threads about this problem...topic lines included Nikon or Scanner.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Sunil you'll be happy with the beast!
I have the same problem, tried it once or twice = horrible results with KR. Never have tried it on Fuji, any idea if it works on that film? Charles? Your the Fuji master here, any advise?


User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Digital ICE does not work on KR...The problem is, KR dyes can be seen with the IR channel, which gives the ICE algorithm fits. Vuescan's cleaner works a little better than ICE, but it still makes the images a bit too soft for my liking. Just clean the slide very well (air bulb, camel-hair brush) and clone...works like a charm.  Smile


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Dmitry and all others interested:

ICE works like a dream on Fuji slidefilms (Velvia, Provia, Astia and Velvia) and printfilms (Superia's and Reala) On KR it just doesnt work. Aric explained why.

So I guess you have to make sure the slides are very clean before you scan them. And you will have to clone or heal some of the dustparticles.


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User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

Thanks guys... it’s good to know that I’m not going nuts  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Digital ICE does work like a dream on Provia 100F. Provia is the only other film I’ve tried to scan so far.

It’s really interesting to compare scans made with this scanner with early scans made with my old scanner… the scanner coupled with a couple of years of experience scanning can make quite a dramatic difference! Take a look at this example shot on K64:

Minolta Scan Dual II + no clue about scanning or image correction:

Nikon Coolscan 4000ED + Vuescan + a couple of years (and pounds) under my belt:

Please critique the improved scan if there is something you think can be improved even more.

It would be cool if airliner.net had “before and after” feature for reuploads!


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Thanks guys!

Will try it out on some Fuji slides.


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