Published in the May edition of Micscape. All this practicality comes at a price, however: The section is 18 mm across. Batch Scan Utility handles large volume scanning with less work, making the scanning workflow more efficient by enabling continuous scanning at a user-set resolution, exposure and with pre-determined corrections applied. The Batch utility is accessed through the Launch utility, which also provides access via individual buttons to the Easy Scan and Scan utilities. The negative holder has lost a couple of frame struts. Show More Show Less.

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In short, the scanner itself seems to outrun the software. Click the image right for a resized scan from the Minolta.

Scanner used consistently with VueScan not included with excellent results as the software bundled is antiquated. The author used two strips of 1 mm thick black foam with backing strip intact used for repairing the light tight seals on cameras.

When I got to scanning black and white and Kodachrome with Digital ICE turned off to output high-bit files, each scan was done very quickly.

Slide Scanner Good product, easy to use. We’ve been running version 1. Comparisons with the Nikon Coolscan design. Maximum 20W Energy Star compliant Dimensions: I look forward to keeping eite for many years.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

Initially I chose to adjust, color correct, and edit these raw files using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 3. Konica Minolta does include profiles for scanning positives and negatives, but you can’t scan an IT8 target and build your own profile in the supplied software. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.


Scanning the Ektachrome to a bit raw file and color correcting in SilverFast HDR allowed restoring the contrast and full range of densities after removing a blue cast. But our enthusiasm was tempered when we learned the included software could not actually calibrate the scanner. Best scanner minplta I am scanning dozens of Kodachrome slides from the ‘s.

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 – film scanner (35 mm) Series

I couldn’t find any elitf on the Web either by Minolta or others regarding the ‘s potential use as a microscope slide scanner, so hopefully these trials and comparisons may be of interest.

You may also like. The resolution is even higher than Nikon ed.

I recommend buying one now while supplies last. We mere humans must fiddle with these things until, in exasperation, we frame the manual illustrations on the wall closest to the scanner.

And, with an underexposed film image, the same is true of the shadows. Trending Price New.

For the hobbyist, a slide scanner’s potential for microscope slide scanning is a bonus to its normal film use, although apparently in professional circles, 35 mm film scanners are widely used for microscope slide scanning see refs. Minolta dpi far right and Nikon Coolscan IV dpi right – full size crops of masters gifs to avoid compression artefacts.


First, it improves conversion of negative film with its new Film Expert Algorithm.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

The black box shows approx. I first bought version I and then a version II.

So if you’re unhappy with your scan, change your settings and try it again. Nikon Coolscan see August article for details. If the original film is a bit overexposed, whatever highlight information is in the film will be recorded more completely than was possible with the previous model It does multiple scans of an image with no loss of sharpness, which reduces or nearly eliminates CCD noise.

The most important improvement was in better shadow and highlight values, with more detail and a smoother gradation of tones. The result is that you can reproduce ,inolta and tonal separation smoothly all across the density spectrum in the finished image.

Silverfast, though quite expensive in its full-featured version, works very well with this scanner, eliminating what little banding the machine generates, and rendering the smallest and darkest details accurately and beautifully.