Reviews and Problems with Nikon 35mm / IX240 Film Scanner SUPER COOLSCAN 2000 (LS-2000)
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Nikon Cool Scan: an alternative to a digital camera??
Michael Rogers, Amazon
1 December 2007
Summary: First off: this is my FIRST film scanner, so I dont know how crappy or good they range from. But, I do know a good picture, and that even a 5 Megapixel picture is not impressive to me. That resolution is fine for 5x7, but blow them up to 8x10 and print them.
Summary: When I first bought this scanner, I was very impressed with the quality of the scans. The Digital ICE was wonderful, the depth of color in the scans was superb, prints from the scans were as good as a photo, although the software was not especially intuitive.
Summary: I have used an LS-2000 for about 3 years and am familiar with just about every complaint I see in reviews. My unit also quit and I had it rebuilt by Nikon (new stepper motor sound familiar). I must say that my experience with their customer service was ok.
Summary: I have sampled scans from other sources and find the LS 2000 to be tops. Granted, I haven't tried drum scans, but in my experience they're not needed for my 35mm transparencies or negatives. The equipment is relatively simple to use and has been mostly bug free.
Summary: I work for a doctor that lectures around the nation. Two years ago, he decided to go digital. That meant scanning all his 35mm slides and preparing them for PowerPoint. I checked out all the flat-bed scanners with the attachments for slide scanning, and finally decided that purchasing two scanners...
Summary: I have to say that when the scanner works, it works beautiful and when it doesn't it becomes a total mystery. You start to receive funny error messages like "Cannot focus on slide" or the screw is still in the unit. Tech support is gravely lacking !
Summary: We bought one of these, and the slidefeeder attachment, to do scans at work. Well, we're on our 3rd scanner right now. That after having to make numerous calls each time to tech support before they decided to replace the scanner each time.
Summary: The scanner is great. The problem is Nikon's serious lack of customer support. Once you buy from Nikon they completely forget about you! My LS-2000 has a problem with certain flash transparencies. They just fail to scan at all.