Summary: Even with the age of this device this machine is probably the best way to scan negative films. Some even say this machine is gold standard. This machine is heavy and is built like a tank. Quality of the scans is also unbeatable.
Summary: The Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED is the best scanner for 35mm I have ever tested. The slide feeder SF-210 is a must and highly recommended, but not a bargain for its price. Unfortunatley Nikon has all its coolscan scanners discontinued. It's still quick and reliable, even after thousands of scans.
Summary: Fine product. It captures more far more detail than my previous scanner, an Epson V500. I am using it to scan years of negatives and slides into digital form, and I only want to do it once. This is the right machine for the job.
Awesome scanner. Delivers everytime. Cost has always been prohibitive.
10 December 2011
Summary: I have been after a Nikon Coolscan for a long time. I shied away from them when they were available new as they were quite expensive. Now they are discontinued the price for a secondhand unit is as much as old retail and the demand, if anything, has risen.
Easy to use, excellent output, worth every penny and more
10 July 2011
Summary: Extensive research pointed to this product. After making several attempts over a period of a year I managed to buy this discontinued item. It is everything I expected. Digitizing memories of family that have left us is why I purchased this scanner.