In practice though, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to crank out a couple of scans a minute. It will be most useful on film or slides that are dark overall. You’ll also need to check the setting of the SCSI ID switch on the back, and set it to a number not presently in use on your system. Note the almost total lack of color aliasing, and feedom from artifacts. Thus, the upper set of numbers represents the “raw” values recorded by the scanner hardware.

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Nikon LS Slide Scanner?: Pro Digital Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

The best camera bargains of Scan Size The first pop-out menu controls the scan size or resolution. Meaning that any more scanning resolution, at least with this image, would just show more grain! For the real masochists, here’s the full-size WG target, scanned at the maximum resolution of dpi.

coplscan Despite the inconvenience this introduces to the workflow, and the longer time it takes to perform a scan with the function enabled, the results are well worth it for very dark slides: The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Any pixel values above this level will be set to This will select multiple thumbnails without de-selecting those you’ve already chosen.

This button lets you do this.

The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. Note the almost total lack of color aliasing, and feedom from artifacts.

Nikon LS 2000 Scanner

Find out what’s new and notable about the Z6 in our First Impressions Review. I must say it was very difficult to get the information; the SCSI system is so complex that one US company refused to send me the cable as I could not prove what I wanted. Click here to go to the EZ-Print page.


We regret not being able to cover it in greater detail here, but frankly it’s beyond the scope of even one of our reviews! The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. This is a natural application for the LS, particularly in light of the unique “ICE” dust-removal technology. Note though, that doing so greatly increases preview scan times, because the software automatically scans at a resolution appropriate to the size of the preview window you’re using.

All adapters can be “hot swapped,” in that they can be changed without powering-down the scanner or requiring any special operations in software.

This is a fairly important adjustment, particularly for a device that may be used on either Macintosh or Windows platforms, which have significantly different default gamma settings.

Most relevant reviews See all 11 reviews. Says there is no active device, despite the fact that it is on, etc Also, there is likely significant accumulation of dusty film on the mirrors, condenser lenses, light source, and the scanner lens.

You can get some truly great results from slides or 35 mm negs with the Super Coolscan LS Feed images SF module only – This option only appears when the SF bulk slide-feeder module is attached. It will take the file name you give it, and name successive scans “name1,” “name2,” etc. Thus, you simply lay the film between the guides, and are assured that it will properly align as you close the holder, even if the piece of film consists of only a single frame.


Digital Image Scanners – Nikon Super CoolScan LS Test Images

There’s much more to say about how the LS performed with our standard test images, and we say it all on the separate “pictures” page. Launch application or acquire module Insert film strip Pop open thumbnail drawer, if film strip or APS feeder Main control panel Select thumbnail Main control panel Preview scan Main control panel Set cropping and resolution Scan size drawer Tonal adjustment Curves and levels drawer Color correction Color balance drawer Scan it!

Note though, that the scan time increases greatly when any of the special features are engaged, such as color management, Digital ICE, or multi-sample scanning. We fortunately seldom needed this, but found it a bit frustrating when we did: In support of this, the LS can export TIFF files containing the full 12 bits of data per channel captured by the scanner. Analog Gain Control Underexposed slides or dense negatives are a challenge for any film scanner: An APS adapter and automatic 35mm slide feeder are available as accessories.

You’ll note that there are still minor blemishes left in the image, but their nature is such that they’d be quite easy to remove either by cloning or with a “smudge” tool in a paint program.

The LS has rubber feed on both its edge and its side, to support operation cooolscan either orientation.