To load the holder into the scanner, observe the Up arrow embossed near the feed end. Featuring several image correction technologies, the Konica Minolta Elite II scanner ensures images are never blurry or distorted. But what made the famous hasn’t been tampered with: An instruction manual and a warranty card complete the kit. And, with an underexposed film image, the same is true of the shadows. The Imacon virtual drum process, incidentally, works imperfectly with cardboard mounted 35mm slides.

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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.

Konica Minolta’s Dimage Scan Elite II film scanner offers performance and specs that at one time were available only with considerably higher-priced professional film scanners, including a maximum optical resolution of 5,dpi and a rated optical density of 4.

The other is an Adobe Photoshop Elements 2. The negative holder has lost a couple djmage frame struts. This may make for some grain noise, however, particularly with older Ektachrome-type films, as I’ve noticed that dye deterioration from age seems to affect shadow densities most of all.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

But what made the famous hasn’t been tampered with: Don’t show this again. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow and we got excellent results quickly.


This Konica desktop scanner supports 35 mm film. In other words, the raw scan just gets more and better image information equally across the entire density range of the film original.

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Select either Print output or That, however, is also something of a convenience. Select file output — and scan! The Bottom Line The Dimage Scan Elite II is a good choice for photographers who need to generate high-quality digital images from 35mm slides and negatives. If the original film is a bit overexposed, whatever highlight information is in the film will be recorded more completely than was possible with the previous model There should be an ISO standard on this.

This HDR version of SilverFast is just like their scanner drivers, but it is designed to open and process high-bit raw images using the same tools and processes as are available in their scanner driver Ai 6 versions of SilverFast.

The result is that you can reproduce detail and tonal separation smoothly all across the density spectrum in the finished image.

An instruction 54000 and a warranty card dimagr the kit. We have been less thrilled with the main Scan utility, but the problem is the interface rather than the functionality.

There are two main advantages HDR offers over using Photoshop to adjust and color correct raw image ki. This was less of a problem with the new II. A deserving friend will inherit my used The back panel has just the one USB port and a connection for the power adapter. The Easy option, meant for first-time users, is a remarkably good choice for all but the most difficult slides and negatives.

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But our enthusiasm was tempered when we learned the included software could not actually calibrate the scanner. We had both models here and kept gravitating toward the II.

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Pixel Polish to optimize brightness and color to suit the scene, color and contrast of each image. Unfortunately, the lack of a high-capacity slide-feeder option limits its usefulness for higher-volume work. It accepts carriers for 35mm film and slides through its highly polished black front panel, which is also made of durable dimagf. Maximum 20W Energy Star compliant Dimensions: Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography However, with very grainy black and white or the high-speed, grainy Kodachromeit is less effective.

Fortunately, since version 8. Probably its biggest drawback, though, is its lack of versatility.

The metal case of the original has been replaced by a white plastic box that can stand up without assistance. The II can do the job.