Summary: CHECK THE COMPATIBILITY! I finally replaced my HP running Windows XP with a Dell running Windows 7. When I tried to use the scanner, I couldn't. Why? Because the lazy people over at Nikon don't care if you spent over $2K on a piece of their hardware. They don't.
Excerpt: This one called Nikon CoolScan V Scanner to me is an excellent scanner to date. But one word of caution is that it is not made or perhaps support the function of bulk scanning jobs. So if you are thinking of recommending it to your Bank Manager, …
Summary: For the past six years I have been using flatbed scanners from HP with a Negatives/Transparencies Adapter to scan negatives. I have not been satisfied with their performance -- tonal range was low (optical density is not even listed in their specs), resolution (2400 dpi) not exactly great, poor...
Summary: I am very pleased with this scanner- also the software is superb. I have 35 mm slides going back to 1945 and except for the ectkachrome the scanning has been excellent. THe old Kodchrmoe of the 40's and 50's are simply beautiful
Summary: I've been toying with the idea of buying one of these for about a year or so. I purchased a Minolta negative scanner about 4 years ago, and was so discusted with the results, I packed it up and returned it the next day.
Summary: I'd wanted to scan in my 35mm negatives for years, not only archiving all our photos onto CDs that could be stored in a fireproof safe, but organizing them as well. I estimated we had about 3000-4000 photos.
Summary: This scanner and Nikon Scan 4 software has given me excellent results so far using a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac computer. I customarily can make up to 13" x 19" prints or 13" wide panoramics from the scans. Some people with Intel Macs seem to have had problems with the Nikon Scan software.
Summary: UPDATE MAY 30, 2010: SOLUTION TO DRIVING SCANNER WITHIN WINDOWS 7: Upgraded (15 MINUTE DOWNLOAD AT ABOUT $90) to Windows 7 Professonal with XP Mode! SOLUTION TO INCREASE SCAN SPEED: 1. Upgraded to 6 GB RAM, dual core PC 2.
Summary: My new Nikon Coolscan V ED worked very well for the first six hours after I put it in use. Then the film strip adapter which is needed for most of its operations broke down. I shipped it overnight and asked for a replacement under the one year warranty.
Summary: I have an extensive 35mm slide collection spanning the last 20 years. Have decided to digitize it. I doubt one could find a better system for the money. I use the Digital ICE on 99.9% of slides, it works very well removing scratches and lint.