SilverFast specs for maximum batch scanning with Nikon 5000ED/SF210

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by tropdude, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. SilverFast Experts:
    I am looking for the exact specifications that allows batch scanning thousands of 35 mm slides using:
    Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED
    Nikon SF-210 feeder
    SilverFast (NikonM).8ba (vers 6.6.2r5)

    It is important that SilverFast is set to provide the maximum image quality (pixel size, depth..., etc.) one can obtain from the original slide, yet does not require manual adjusting for each individual slides. I do not want to have any pre-processing (dust/scratch removal, color adjustment, etc.), but just the raw data in maximum possible quality. Storage space, length of scan are not a factor.
    To start to decide what are the best parameters for the above goal, here are the initial specifications (enclosed in the image):
    What settings on the enclosed screenshot are incorrect?

    On the vertical-icon menu panel what should be disabled and enabled (and if enabled, use what settings)? (For example, multi-exposure or multi-scan [of a s ingle slide] can be adjusted. Do yuo expect better image quality, and if yes from which one and how many multi-scan.)
  2. Further questions:
    5000ED's max scan resolution is 4,000 dpi. Setting the SilverFast to 6,000 or 8,000 dpi would provide an extrapolation. But would this extrapolation be better than you would get in Photoshop or practically is the same?
    What should be the Q-Factor and lpcm setting?
    Under the Options, does anything appears incorrect? (Densitometer radius, Interpolation, Profiules for ICM: Gray, etc.)

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