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HP Coolscan 4000

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:43 am

Hello guys, I am looking into the HP coolscan 4000. Would you recommend this slide scanner for sharp images?

-Dmitry  Smile
 
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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:23 am

If you are talking about the NIKON Coolscan 4000, that's what I have. It's an excellent scanner. Very sharp.

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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sat Feb 09, 2002 12:58 pm

Oh duh, just a typo. I am talking about the Nikon Coolscan 4000. Thanks Charles. What type of camera and lenses do you use? You have great shots by the way!

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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sat Feb 09, 2002 2:44 pm

Thanks. Last year I went totally  Nuts and upgraded my kit. All Canon, EOS 1V body, 70-200mm and 100-400mm L lenses. For aircraft I always use Provia 100F film.

One of the ncest features of the 4000 is the auto slide feeder attachement. Put 50 slides in, and go away for a couple of hours and they are done.

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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sat Feb 09, 2002 5:10 pm

Thanks for the great addvice Charles. I will definatley purchase the 4000.

Looks like you travel around, you ever plan coming to beautiful ANC? I will drive you around if you come.  Smile

-Dmitry
 
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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sat Feb 09, 2002 10:03 pm

Thanks for the offer - I've never been to Alaska. But a spotter I know brought back some fantastic pictures from there, so I'll find a way up there one day, I'm sure.

Cheers,

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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Wed Feb 13, 2002 5:54 pm

Hey Charles what type of photo editing program do you use if any?

By the way I just bout a Nikon coolscan 4000, brand new one!

Can't wait to get it!

-Dmitry
 
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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:17 pm

I use Corel Photopaint 10. I've been using the CorelDraw series since version 3.0, so I know it pretty well. I thried to get the hang of Adobe Photoshop, but couldn't really get it into my head - something about teaching an old dog new tricks, I guess.  Smile

By the way, did you get the 50-slide automatic feeder? I love that thing.

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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Thu Feb 14, 2002 6:08 am

No that was not included in the package, but I will be sure to purchase that.

So what photo editing program would you recommend if I have not used any of them yet? I need something that is good, and easy to use.

-Dmitry
 
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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Thu Feb 14, 2002 4:55 pm

The Nikonscan 3.1 software (make sure you get the latest patches off of the net) is excellent. Run it as a standalone, rather than a plug-in through another program like Photoshop. I turn on ICE to "Normal", which cleans up the odd bit of dirt or hair, and otherwise don't do anything to it in that program, except save it at excellent quality, normally at about 3000 pixels wide.

For other programs, I use ThumbsPlus and Corel Photopaint 10. ThumbsPlus is used for cropping and color saturation modifications, and Corel is used for resizing, color balance and sharpening.

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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:37 am

Charles,

As I need you know about better scanner use my computer at home and which best use good scanner with one by Nikon. I had with my Nikon N65 camera with me and if you anyone to know about like give me one with a good scanner this compaq computer at home with 5000. Do you think which one ever had one with USB or somelse like that. So I was had one with flatbed scanner HP Scanjet 3300c and which one is not as good scanner. So dyou had anything a questions and please feel drop it off with my email on the profiles. Thanks!!!

Regards,

Scott
 
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RE: HP Coolscan 4000

Sun Feb 17, 2002 3:59 am

Thanks for the reply Charles. I will e-mail you when I get the scanner in a few days.

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