Nikon Coolscan1V ED 

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Nikon film scanner with lots of good useful features which delivers accurate scans every time.

 I bought the Nikon Coolscan1V ED  so that I could archive my Fathers slides onto a digital medium before they lost all their colour.

I have not been using it for very long but I like what I see.

-neat and compact piece of hardware which fits easily on the worktop.

-adapters for slides and negatives, both individual and strips.

-accurate scans that give you a 34.5 MB file at 2900dpi. Plenty of scope to then reduce to whatever size you want or to print out a very large photo.

-the toolbox has many options; colour correction, cropping, contrast,curves,manual focus & many more but you have more control of some of these in Photoshop as you can see the effect immediately without having to do test runs.

-Digital ICE is fantastic as it gets rid of all scratches, fingermarks and dust marks.

I have yet to play with ROC ( recovery of colours) and GEM ( grain equalization management).

All in all the performance was impressive.

I bought it from a local photographic dealer ( Waddingtons) who gave me a demo before I made up my mind, and still only charged me the same price as Dabs.

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