5 star rating - excellent scanner - Even does 110 slides & Negatives.
W. F. Otto, Amazon
5 May 2012
Summary: 5 star rating - excellent scanner - glad I purchased it. So far have scanned over 4000 slides & negatives Pros: - Have had this scanner for over 3 years and it has performed well on 30-50 year old slides and negatives. - Film types included 126, 110 and 35mm. Many scans come out better than the original. - Does a great job on the small 110 slides in plastic mounts - must use a 35mm adapter. - The Nikon software does a great job of improving old Kodachrome slides.
Summary: I upgraded to the Nikon CoolScan V in 2009 to archive my large collection of film. This was a significant upgrade from the Minolta Scan Dual-II that I used for some years, both in terms of scan quality and scanner reliability. First off, this scanner is very well built and feels rather sturdy compared to the other equivalent scanners out there. It's heavy and has a nice heft to it. The film and slide holders are a snug fit, and engage reassuringly with the scanner body.
Summary: Works ok, labor intensive. Kinda clunky the way it works. Not an easy process, very time consuming. this is a winter project when you have a bunch of time to make the copies. Not the best quality of images but for the very old slide I am converting this is not an issue.
Summary: All the good things they say about this scanner is true... Now the bad. It will NOT work on vista 64 bit and it is not supported by Nikon for this operating system. I would forgive Nikon if this were a cheep scanner but at these prices it is unforgivable.
Summary: Easy to install and setup. Had it working within ten minutes after it came out of the box. Instruction manual easy to understand and it came with a quick start guide. A strip of four negatives utilizing ICE software takes about five minutes to scan. Scanning strips is done in auto mode and is a great convenience. Noise level is minor. Very satisfied with scanned images and operation of this film scanner.
Summary: The coolscan V ED has been discontinued with no evident replacement in sight. As such, they are getting hard to find and the price seems to be going up (ie Adorama). You can still get them from Bestbuy for MSRP, plus tax and $6.00 shipping. Not such a bad deal. I may still opt for the 5000 and return my V that is en route. Any thoughts?? Actual review to follow. UPDATE: Returned this scanner and got the 5000 with the F-210 batch scanner. So far, so good.
Summary: I've just used this item briefly, however the slide scanning function is simple and easy. As i understand it this item is supposed to correct for dirt, spots, scatches etc however I have not been able to see that as yet. The scanned slides still required a lot of cleanup with Photoshop. Small, functional and yeilds much better results than my flatbed scanner.
Summary: The software was intuitive and easy to set up. The quality of the scans is outstanding. I shoot a late model DSLR, and was surprised to see that this Nikon scanner produced nearly equivalent quality photos from my older film negatives (at least the good quality ones!) The digital ice, grain reduction and light leveling software were reasons for the excellent results (along with excellent optics). There were only two issues.