In normal operation, you simply have to power the scanner on or off as needed. It’s not the best with slides again, Nikon beats it hands down there but it’s the only one of the scanners that’s currently being produced and supported officially. That, however, is also something of a convenience. You can get the job done, but you have to work at it. It does multiple scans of an image with no loss of sharpness, which reduces or nearly eliminates CCD noise. Stretching color correction that far, well beyond neutral to the opposite tack, is something I have not found to be as effective in the past.

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It advertises 10, PPI, but that grossly exaggerates its capability.

Scanner Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite II

After configuring Master settings for the batch scan and initializing the scanner, you can scan holder after holder of images. You push the carrier in just far enough for the scanner to recognize it’s there; the scanner then pulls it in. However, anybody taking pictures today can no longer use Kodachrome so it does not matter. For the simplest operation, you can either press the Scan button on the front panel which starts the Scan Elite’s Launcher application or run the Launcher from the computer.

Probably its biggest drawback, though, is eliye lack of versatility. Its ease of use makes it a good choice for consumers or photographers with libraries of old slides and negatives, as well as for pros who still shoot film but at times need to go digital.

From a Kodacolor Gold negative. This is what the scanner can resolve. So my advice would be if you need the best in a dedicated 35mm film scanner, this new Konica Minolta offering is as good as it gets, at least for a while. Someone explain to me why scanner manufacturers always include a cable or two while printer manufacturers never do.

The improvement over the original software is only noticeable for difficult images at high magnification, but it takes the from excellent to “drum scanner quality.

I do however have a number of scans on my hard drive here from some of the ten other scanners I have, so comparing the results my guess is probably somewhat accurate. Ready for Your Close-Up?: It’s not the best with slides again, Nikon beats it hands down there but it’s the only one of the scanners that’s currently being produced and supported officially. That, however, is also something of a convenience. The scanner will grab the holder and feed it in to do an index scan, which shows the software what’s in the holder.

Digital ROC for color restoration, using advanced dye signature analysis to identify and restore faded colors on older film and slide images. And second, it’s faster than the The file is just four times the size on disk. The last slide can be replaced without ejecting elkte holder from the scanner.

Is it a big difference between Minolta Dimage Elite II and Elite 5400 scanners?

Show More Show Less. We prefer to control the scanner from the software interface, but the button is helpful when the software fails to respond. Your name or email address: If your images are not 24x36mm 35mm frames, forget it. Pixel Polish to optimize brightness and color to suit the scene, color and contrast of each image.

We mere humans must fiddle with these things until, in exasperation, we frame the manual illustrations on the wall closest to the scanner.

The II can do the job. This was scanned with an Epson flatbed scanner PPI.

The II does show some evidence of evolution, too. Digital ICE for dust and scratch removal.

dimabe That being said, I scan much of my work at ppi rather than the full because the shots simply don’t warrant the full resolution of theso the lower resolution of the Scan Elite II may be just fine. That makes scans appear potentially even sharper due to the very direct light source.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

Given my experience between this scanner and my Nikon, if my were perfectly working, I’d ui never bought the Nikon. This is strictly a standard 35mm slide scanner. What impressed us especially was how easy it was to confuse a color negative conversion with a slide capture.