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Nikon LS 30

Nikon LS 30
alaScore 71

38 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 38 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Nikon LS 30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nikon LS 30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Digital Film Scanners - Nikon CoolScan III (LS-30) Film Scanner Review, Information, and Specifications

 

2700 dpi, Mac or PC, SCSI interface, slide or negative, 35mm or APS film (APS via optional $199 adapter.) 30-bit. $999 list price. AMAZING "Digital ICE" automatic defect-removal

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Good scanner, poor software

 

Excellent quality scans

Software buggy with a poor interface

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Professioanally tested scanner

 

This is a very good scanner for the money. I am a photojournalist at a newspaper and these are the scanners we use most often. For super high quality scans we use a leaf and drum scanners which both have five digit price tags.

It's a workhorse, professional grade scanner

Software is cumbersome. It's not the fastest scanner out there.

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Good midrange film scanner

 

The Nikon Coolscan III produces consistent and accurate scans under most normal conditions. I found that the Digital ICE was EXTREMELY useful and saved a lot of time and energy by eliminating dust and scratches in the film that otherwise would have to...

Digital ICE, high resolution, simple to use, APS system

Mediocre Dynamic Range, ok software

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Good midrange film scanner

 

Digital ICE, high resolution, simple to use, APS system

Mediocre Dynamic Range, ok software

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Best of breed, but understand its drawbacks before buying

 

Automatically removes flaws, excellent color depth and range, high resolution

Clumsy software, mediocre shadow detail, Digital ICE doesn't work on B&W images.

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Great Scanner

 

great features

8bit color

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Great Scanner

 

After searching every film scanner web site and reading every consumer review on the net I was about to buy a HP photosmart S20 but then I found an excellent deal on a Coolscan III . I am vary glad I went with the coolscan III. The scsi setup was a...

great features

8bit color

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Hocus Pocus.Turn your LS-30 into an LS-2000, almost

 

It's almost the LS-2000

It's not quite the LS-2000

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Hocus Pocus. Turn your LS-30 into an LS-2000, almost

 

With the aid of Ed Hamrick's third party software, VueScan, www.hamrick.com, the LS-30 now has the functionality of the LS-2000, well almost. How? Well after Nikon introduced the LS-2000 they decided to market the LS-30 as a scaled-back consumer...

It's almost the LS-2000

It's not quite the LS-2000

Product Specifications

LS-30 (Coolscan III) 10-bit personal film scanner features Digital ICE, a revolutionary new technology that locates, isolates and subtracts defects such as dust, scratches, and smudges on the film surface. This scanner's results can rival that of drum scanners with its Multi-Sample scanning technology, a scanning method that samples the image up to 16 times, then combines the data into one image. The Coolscan III also comes with Nikon Scan drive software for comprehensive control for the best scanning results. The Coolscan III scans 35mm film and Advanced Photo System film (with optional adapter), positive or negative, color or monochrome, at a 2700 dpi resolution. The Nikon Color Management System provides very accurate color and correctly matches colors on monitors and printers, and users can work in sRGB, CMYK, RGB and Lch color spaces. It comes with two adapters that can be hot-swapped without the need to reset the scanner: a slide mount adapter and a strip film adapter. Also available is an optional Advanced Photo system film adapter for APS cartridges. The Coolscan III offers auto focus, single-pass RGB line sequential image transfer and file sizes up to 28MB.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:5.6in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:3.3in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Worldwide
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon LS

Scanner

Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:SCSI
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:2700dpi
Max Supported Document Size:0.95 in x 1.43 in
Max Supported Media Size:0.95 in x 1.43 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:2700dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Supported Document Type:Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Film / Slides
Type:Film scanner (35 mm)

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0