Any experiences with Canon CanoScan FS4000US : LUSENET : Leica Photography : One Thread

Many of those using a film scanner have a Minolta or nikon. What are your experiences with Canon CanoScan FS4000US 4000dpi 35mm ?

-- Angelique (, September 28, 2001


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-- Michael T. (, September 29, 2001.

Another review, with links to other comprehensive reviews, is available here . I just unpacked my FS4000US yesterday. A few experiments convinced me that:

(1) The scanning software is quite poor. I'll buy Vuescan, and probably do almost all my manipulations post-scan in Photoshop. (2) The FARE dust reduction works well. Unfortunately, it can't be used with most of the films I plan to scan. (3) It may sorta-kinda scan 120 roll film in a few passes if the negative holder is modified. (4) Scans are quite sharp. Note, though, that the FS4000US does some sharpening during the scan; I don't think this "feature" can be turned off in the Canon software, which precludes user control of most of the sharpening. (Apparently Vuescan does allow the sharpening to be disabled.) (5) It's not fast.

-- Brian Walsh (, September 29, 2001.

I too am trying to decide between the Canon and Nikon. I have found two very good reviews that are worth checking out

-- Matthew Geddert (, September 29, 2001.

Thanks for your inputs. After reading these many reviews, I think I will start with a simple scanner that can accommodate my 3-year old computer. When I am more educated, in a year or two I will upgrade to a better ones. At first I want simple operation and good result "out of the box". Minolta and HP both offer some interesting products.

-- Angelique (, September 29, 2001.

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