Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography In addition, I should add that when scanning Kodachrome or silver-based black and white film to a high-bit raw file you must turn Digital ICE off in the Konica Minolta Utility. Ready for Your Close-Up?: Unlike the , the II does not include a scanner stand. Minolta elite ii provides the top performance on film scanning. Exposure Control provides sliders for composite and individual channels. The glass reflects the scanner light.

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Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II – film scanner (35 mm) – desktop – USB 2.0

And, I found by beginning by using Levels to dimahe the gamut, and then going to Elements’ Quick Fix using the manual sliders to adjust contrast and color, I could achieve a quite refined, finished image rather easily, and even more efficiently than using the full CS version of Photoshop.

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I always passed this image of a barn by because it was overexposed with pale colors and skewed by wide angle perspective distortion. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow and we got excellent results quickly. As important as better results are, I found it even as valuable that getting from a raw image to a corrected and ideally adjusted final image file was more direct and efficient. Scanner used consistently with VueScan not included with excellent results as the software bundled is antiquated.

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The II ships with several proprietary scanning applications, which we did test. Fast and easy to use. It takes you step-by-step through the scanning process, with buttons to enable all the advanced features and even an edit option to adjust the final image beyond what the scanner likes.

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But our enthusiasm was tempered when we learned the included software could not actually calibrate the scanner. However, by then overcompensating, making the color balance much warmer and pushing the saturation almost to the limit, I was able to reproduce an image file that looked plausible, and could have been a natural result if the light had been ecan.

Don Johnson never scanned so well. Although the II supports multi-pass scanning it did not reduce the grain noise in shadows.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

With images for which this amount rlite focus falloff would be unacceptable, you need a workaround. It’s difficult to draw the line between the raw capture and the corrected file particularly in the case of negativesbut we saw some gorgeous histograms. This Konica desktop scanner supports 35 mm film.

Elit are embossed, but it would be nice to add Braille. Pixel Polish requires an unused block of RAM four times the size of the scanned image. We generally prefer not to use the manufacturer’s scanning software, opting instead for VueScan or SilverFast.

Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II – film scanner (35 mm) – desktop – USB Overview – CNET

Paper mounts can be between If your images are not 24x36mm 35mm frames, forget it. No other formats need apply. Anyway, after making a raw scan and opening the file in SilverFast HDR I was able to correct for the excessive blue and restore a balance of color to render the natural colors of the scene to 54400 normal. On the other hand, although the new model scans black and white effectively, the film’s lower density range elote to slide film requires spreading the image values out further to fill the gamut, and then using adjustments to local contrast very carefully to obtain both good tonal separation and smooth gradations in the final image file.


The Imacon virtual drum process, incidentally, works imperfectly with cardboard mounted 35mm slides. Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. Whitetail in the Snow. If you need a scanner only for films, this is the best choice.

Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera Review. Featuring several image correction technologies, the Konica Minolta Elite II scanner ensures images are never blurry or distorted.

In other words, the raw scan just gets more and better image information equally across the entire density range of the film original. With the software expecting something to do, gently push the holder into the scanner. Moving film, fixed sensor, single-pass scan Image sensor: Best Selling in Scanners See all. It can dimags scan 24x36mm 35mm film.