Re: [OM] Nikon scanner service and repair

Subject: Re: [OM] Nikon scanner service and repair
From: John Hudson <OM4T@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 14:48:57 -0300
I have to discover whether the latest version of VueScan has a specific setting for scanning Kodachrome slides as distinct from other brands of slides. Nikon Scan certainly does. I never had any success with VueScan from 5+ years ago handling Kodachrome of which I have a huge quantity.


On 5/3/2017 9:08 PM, Martin Walters wrote:

The latest version (9.5.75), which works with XP (which I still run).


On 03/05/2017 7:42 PM, John Hudson wrote:
Martin .... which version of VueScan are you using?

I have version 9.0.20 dated 2011.

From Hamrick.com I could download version 9.5 x32 but would this
update work on my x32 Windows XP machine to which I have my Nikon 9000

Any advice out there?


On 5/2/2017 9:11 PM, Martin Walters wrote:
Others on the list are no doubt more familiar with Vuescan than I. What
I like is that you can save the preview scan (user-set up to 4000dpi),
thereby avoiding the wear and tear of a second scan (you cannot with
Nikon Scan on the V, at least). The preview and the scan can be set to
the same resolution and the quality of the output is the same. I've also
noted that Vuescan does much, much better in cleaning up Kodachrome
slides (Nikon scan on the V was essentially useless).

The ability to use a high-resolution preview scan, as well as cleaning
up Kodak slides, works well for me and speeds up the scanning and
processing considerably.


On 02/05/2017 7:52 PM, John Hudson wrote:
I had my Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 mechanically serviced by Nikon
Canada less than a year ago. The machine was sent in by a local pro
photo dealer which was also a Nikon dealer.

I use Nikon Scan in preference to Vuescan.


On 5/2/2017 8:43 PM, Martin Walters wrote:
Last Fall, my Coolscan V (LS-50) decided that it would preview but not
scan. Looking around on the web I came across recommendations for Alex
Ketzner, based in Keystone Heights, Florida. Turns out he
specializes in
Nikon scanners. So, this winter I sent him my unit for service and/or
repair. Anyway, within 24 hr of receiving the unit, he reported
that all
was well (under Vuescan), and it only needed cleaning/servicing (fixed
cost - US$210). Alex was easy to deal with and very helpful explaining
the advantages of using Vuescan, rather than Nikon Scan.

I was happy I still had a scanner and not a large door stop, so when I
got home I bit the bullet and bought Vuescan and all is good. When I
tried Nikon Scan, however, the serviced unit would still not scan.
Obviously, my issue was software related, not with the unit.

So, for anyone looking to service a Nikon scanner (probably mostly of
interest to those in North America), you could contact Alex Ketzner


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