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Although the differences in my final scans of these select images were subtle, they were significant nonetheless. Don’t show this again. When the device talks to your computer, your computer will be able to recognize it. Its ease of use makes it a good choice for consumers or photographers with libraries of old slides and negatives, as well as for pros who still shoot film but at times need to go digital. Konica Minolta’s Dimage Scan Elite II film scanner offers performance and specs that at one time were available only with considerably higher-priced professional film scanners, including a maximum optical resolution of 5,dpi and a rated optical density of 4. Digital ROC for color restoration, using advanced dye signature analysis to identify and restore faded colors on older film and slide images.

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But what made the famous hasn’t been tampered with: Like thethe front panel is simple. The company overhauled the bundled software, which we complained about in our review of the II’s predecessor, the Dimage Scan Eliteand added Kodak’s Digital ICE4 technology.

The II can do the job. We didn’t find much fault with the ‘s negative conversion and there’s little evidence of the new Film Expert Algorithm in the II. Don’t show this again. Loading originals into the carriers is easy; they fit snugly and snap shut to prevent any movement during scanning.


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Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. And the differences between the two models are noteworthy.

Glass mounted slides can’t be used in the slide holder. Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

Unfortunately, the lack of a high-capacity slide-feeder option limits its usefulness for higher-volume work. We’ve changed, we promise. Digital ICE for dust and scratch removal.

The metal case of the original has been replaced by a white plastic box that can stand up without assistance. This Minolta film scanner features a high-speed autofocus as well. Though most film scanners accept film facing either direction, the II requires that the film dimagr emulsion-side down.

You can also contact the company at Darlington Ave. What was most evident working with these less-than-optimum images was that the greater specification depth and new light source and optics of the scanner produced raw scan image data with much more latitude for correction and adjustment. We prefer dmiage control the scanner from the software interface, but the button is helpful when the software fails to respond.

Select file output — and scan! The software will fit the needs of most photographers, whether beginners or experienced pros.

Connect the power adapter to the scanner, plug it in, cable the scanner to your dimwge avoiding any USB hubs and, with your computer running, turn on the scanner’s power switch. It can only scan 24x36mm 35mm film. It was back to the drawing board for us.


And bumping up the contrast or letting Pixel Polish do it automatically clipped our shadow detail dkmage bit more than we like. The Scan Elite II is sharp enough to capture not only the smallest details 35mm film can resolve, but grain and dust far smaller.

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The Launcher provides access to all three scanning utilities, defines the Quick Scan button and accesses a fourth application. The Good Excellent performance for a consumer model; first-rate, easy-to-use software; fast scanning at all resolutions; relatively high resolution.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

Trending Price New. Do Your Portraits Look Flat? I found this is a quite efficient way to work, even scanning at the II’s maximum optical resolution of dpi, which produces a MB raw bit file, and got files done per hour.

The negative holder has a single latch. It doesn’t require users to tweak any of the optimization settings, but it does let them select the kinds of optimization they want.