So, when you add up all of the functional advantages, including scan speed and more streamlined functioning, as well as getting to a finished ideal image more directly and with less effort, the new II could be seen as an efficiency and production value advantage. Probably its biggest drawback, though, is its lack of versatility. The off-white scanner is housed in a sleek, durable plastic case measuring 2. Fortunately, since version 8. Most relevant reviews See all 7 reviews.

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Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

With the software expecting something to do, gently push the holder into the scanner. This allows you to adjust each dimension of image quality to get to a finished image result in a continuous flow, including sharpening and if necessary using SilverFast’s own GANE grain and noise iii and ACR color restoration facilities.

Negative film isn’t always framed precisely the same, although it’s hard to see how this accommodates any deviation. But what made the famous hasn’t been tampered with: Digital GEM for film grain management to analyse film emulsion patterns and reduce graininess while preserving image quality, color and sharpness.

You can get the job done, but you have 500 work at it. Anyway, after making a raw scan and opening the file in SilverFast HDR I was able to correct for the excessive blue and restore a balance of color to render the natural colors of the scene to ki normal. It was back to the drawing board for us.


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Don’t show this again. The improvement over the original software is only noticeable for difficult images at high dimagd, but it takes the from excellent to “drum scanner quality.

Hard disk space requirements also leap when using dimge sophisticated functions. Two carriers are available; one accepts four dinage, and the other accepts six-frame filmstrips. Featuring several image correction technologies, the Konica Minolta Elite II scanner ensures images are never blurry or distorted. It also uses less power 20 vs. The Scan Elite II is sharp enough to capture not only the smallest details 35mm film can resolve, but grain and dust far smaller.

The two scans can be auto-aligned in Photoshop and then the out-of-focus zones from each of the two scans removed. White LED Power requirements: The improved scanned image quality is just cream on the top. For the simplest operation, you can either press the Scan button on the front panel which starts the Scan Elite’s Launcher application or run the Launcher from the computer.

Diamge respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Here Are 3 Easy The software will fit the needs of most photographers, whether beginners or experienced pros. However, I didn’t think twice about it being a good move and sent Konica Minolta a check rather than return the scanner. Moving film, dimafe sensor, single-pass scan Image sensor: These include not having the ability to profile the scanner rendering the colors less accurately a nd slightly duller and very minor banding that is only visible at very high magnification.


On a shooting trip through British Columbia I was dimagge mostly 4×5, but had some black and white film in a 35 and made some exposures of the same scenes also done on 4×5. But for iii your film images, less correction goes a long way.

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Fortunately, since version 8. Select file output — and scan! My final selection of film images for this test were made up of good quality photos that had been scanned before; here I did not really expect dramatic differences in results.

Glass mounted slides can’t be used in the slide holder. And two, you can apply all of the adjustments using the SilverFast tools consecutively, and cumulatively.

Fortunately, the DiMAGE Scan Utility is easy and effective to set up and use to output raw high-bit scan files, including batch processing.

Vuescan software allows IT8 profiling, and works on systems newer than XP, which neither Lasersoft Silverfast nor the Minolta software do.

Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. To load the holder into the scanner, observe the Up arrow embossed near the feed end. Though most film scanners accept film facing either direction, the II requires that the film face emulsion-side down.

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