The negative holder has a single latch. The slide holder has two latches at the bottom which is actually the top when inserted into the scanner and helpful frame numbers oriented correctly that disappear when you open the holder. 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. Ejecting the holder can be done in the software after you’ve scanned everything or just by pressing the Eject button. This Minolta film scanner features a high-speed autofocus as well. Moving film, fixed sensor, single-pass scan Image sensor:

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As with any USB peripheral, you should install the software before installing the hardware. But what made the famous hasn’t i tampered with: The software will fit the needs of most photographers, whether beginners or experienced pros.

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. We didn’t find much fault with the ‘s negative conversion and there’s little evidence of the new Film Expert Algorithm in the II.

Best Selling in Scanners See all. The Launcher provides access to all three scanning utilities, defines the Quick Dimmage button and accesses a fourth application Three scanner software applications are also included: If the original film is a bit overexposed, whatever highlight information is in the film will dmiage recorded more completely than was possible with the previous model The II does show some evidence of evolution, too.


The negative holder has lost a couple of frame struts.

The glass reflects the scanner light. Minolta elite ii provides the top performance on film scanning. It will be upside down as you load the holder.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II Scanner

Caribou – Denali, Alaska. Scanning at an optical resolution of dpi, this Konica desktop scanner is great even for office use. Well, at least you don’t have to worry about portrait and landscape orientation. We threw a very oddly colored Kodak Gold emulsion at it and got a very nice conversion VueScan handled this well, too.

However, by then io, 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 warmer. We’ve been running version 1.

Scanning the Ektachrome to a bit raw file and color correcting in SilverFast HDR allowed restoring the contrast and full range of densities after removing a blue cast. Someone explain to me why scanner manufacturers always include a cable or two 5040 printer manufacturers never do.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II Specs – CNET

Paper mounts can be between Like thethe front panel is simple. On a shooting trip through British Columbia I was shooting mostly 4×5, but had some black and white film in a 35 and made some exposures of the same scenes also done on 4×5.


Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. So if high quality 35mm film scanning is on your to-do list, this is a great way to get it done. Konica Minolta does include profiles for scanning positives and negatives, but you can’t scan an IT8 target and build your own profile in the supplied software. Detail at is impressive. When the device talks to your computer, your computer will be able to recognize it.

When you need them to restore faded colors, saythey’re nice to have.

Instructions were very clear and easy dimmage follow and we got excellent results quickly. Positive Slide from We can’t guarantee the Logitech M mouse will boost your productivity, but at this price And, you can use Digital ICE to produce a bit raw file that is free of dirt and scratch defects. We prefer to control the scanner from the software interface, but the button is helpful when the software fails to respond.