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Reviews and Problems with Nikon COOLSCAN V LS-50 ED

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Overall 10

"The best scanner for 35mm"

kraterz, CNET
6 October 2009
  • Pros: Outstanding scan quality, very robust build, ICE really works.
  • Cons: Slightly slower scan times compared to the LS-5000.
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Overall 9

"All you'll ever need"

shaksper, CNET
12 September 2008
  • Pros: Resolution and sharpness are amazing for a scanner this inexpensive - The ICE alone is worth the price. Rescanning color slides from the 1970s allowed saving many I had given up as hopless due to age, dirt and dist, scratches and fading.
  • Cons: Loading single slides gets old, but it is manageable. Similarly, strips of 6 negatives is the maximum.
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Overall 9

"Excellent scanner for slides or film and those on a budget"

banjocat, CNET
7 August 2007
  • Pros: Have scanned hundreds of slides and not one problem.
  • Cons: Depending on scan options set, can take a few minutes to complete. Also, noisey during scan.
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Overall 2

"Unreliable with poor support"

tommcgui, CNET
10 April 2007
  • Pros: Fine scans while it worked
  • Cons: Broke down and Nikon provides poor support
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Overall 3

"slide feeder works poorly if at all."

ed241, CNET
22 January 2007
  • Pros: single slide does wonderfule resolution
  • Cons: The slide feeder is tin and springs contraption?
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Overall 6

"I Hate This Thing but it Does a Great Job"

soupyhotness, CNET
6 September 2006
  • Pros: Excellent quality 35mm negative/slide scanning
  • Cons: Absolutely HORRIBLE software, capable hardware intentionally handicapped to prevent scanning film other than 35mm, Frustrating experience overall.
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Overall 9

"Easy to set-up and use, lovely images"

msmarge, CNET
21 October 2005
  • Pros: Ease of use, easy to set-up, doesn't take much space
  • Cons: Cost, slowish scanning speed
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Overall 8

"Very good but not perfect"

weldon-j, CNET
13 August 2005
  • Pros: Will rescue many bad slides
  • Cons: Can have a problem with Kodachrome slides
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Overall 9

"Very Pleased, works as advertised."

oldthaiger, CNET
19 March 2005
  • Pros: Very easy to use with both slide and 35mm negative B&W or color film.
  • Cons: Very slow, you really need an editing program like PhotoShop or Nikon capture 4 to get the desired results.
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Overall 3

"Too much money for a one-pass scanner"

12 January 2005
  • Pros: Love Digital Ice Dust and lint software. it really works great.
  • Cons: 1. Does not do multi-pass scans. 2. Grain noise creeps into the shadow areas really easily. It needs a multi-pass function to lower grain noise in the shadows. 3. DEE Threshold slider is very tricky for the DEE software. 4. 14 bit is kind of silly consid
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