Is the Nikon Coolscan V able to do single-pass multi-sampling with Vuescan ?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by cts, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. cts

    cts

    Hello.
    I'm considering changing my scanner (Minolta Elite) for a Nikon Coolscan V, and I can't find a clear answer to my question:

    • Is the Nikon Coolscan V able to do single-pass multi-sampling with Vuescan ?
    I read that the Nikon Scan software can't do this with the Coolscan V, and that Vuescan is capable of multi-pass single-sampling, which is absolutely not the same. But no info about multi-sampling.
    I'm afraid of having to upgrade to a Coolscan 5000 ED to have this functionality ...
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. You can consider getting the older Coolscan 4000 ED, which is almost identical to the
    Coolscan V, but with single pass multi-sampling, without needing VueScan.
     
  3. Tests done and puplished in Dec. 2003 by french magazine Chasseur d'Images showed that the difference between the Coolscan V and the Colscan 5000 in terms of image quality are very slight. The Coolscan 5000 will get more from dense films such as underexposed slides or overexposed negatives.

    For normally exposed films, the difference is almost non-existant.
     
  4. cts

    cts

    Max,<br>
    The Coolscan V and 5000 seem to solve some focusing problems with the 4000, so I'm interested in one of these new models.
    <p>
    Jack,<br>
    I heavily used the mutlisampling functionality on my Minolta Elite, and I can say that it is very interesting for the dark parts of my slides (I'm doing several night pictures with mostly dark areas). If this feature is available on the Coolscan V (with Vuescan !), I will surely choose it over the 5000 ED (that is twice expsensive). If not, I'll be obliged to rethink about my budget.
    <p>
    Thanks for any help.
     
  5. "Is the Nikon Coolscan V able to do single-pass multi-sampling with Vuescan ? "

    Vuescan does multi-pass samplings (up to 16) which are later averaged out.
     
  6. Christian, I have recently begun to use a Coolscan V with Vuescan (after using the IV, also with Vuescan, for a couple years), and I don't think the V can do multi-sampling in the same pass, just multi-pass. However, the V does give you a "slow pass" feature that might solve some of the same problems.
     

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