Reviews and Problems with Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 4000 ED (LS-4000 ED)
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Great, if you can get it dialed in.
22 July 2013
Summary: If you are buying this used, beware that a layer of dust on the mirror and lens inside the unit will degrade scanning quality drastically. Once you get it dialed in, this scanner will deliver pro level scans. I'm using Vuescan on my MacPro and it is speedy, less than 30 seconds a scan. Make sure you have all the components that comes with the original unit, it is hard to track down parts.
Summary: This scanner really captures the color nuances better than my Canon 4400F did, and it avoids the washed-out highlights that the Canon produced. And it's great with the SF-210 slide feeder to munch thru stacks of pictures. Do try to get it with the OEM firewire board by Ratoc. Not certain quite how necessary this is, but see below. The first problem I had with the scanner was, when the the SF-210 jammed, the software would also lock up.
Summary: This is the second machine I have purchased through e-bay. The reason for the purchase is, I do professional slide, photo, negative and positive restoration and repair. At the present I am doing preservation for 1st Air Cav Pilots tours of the Nam, from 1966 through 1972, from Pleiku, to Northern I Corp Camp Eagle just south of Hue, Gunner's Gulch, Danang and on.