Here are a few of the key points: Provides the multi-sample scanning option, which reduces image noise by analyzing image information from multiple scan samples. Although not as sophisticated or as effective as ICE3, which is featured on many more expensive cameras, the Auto Dust Brush does the job well. You adjust the focus until both lines are at their maximum length and are even with each other. Verdict Considering the price of this scanner, we didn’t have all that great expectations. Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories.

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Scanner installation Fitted with a USB 2. Condenser optics tend to produce more contrasty images, but at the cost of greatly enhanced film grain, while diffusion enlargers create a softer look.

In its default operating mode, mino,ta scanner autofocuses before each scan, increasing the scan time, but insuring that the resulting images are sharp. It’s a Great Value! This is my favorite way to quickly deal with color casts and poor tonal rendition. Once connected to the computer, the DSD-III is controlled through either of two excellent software programs that I’ll describe in greater detail below.

Comparison between DiMAGE Scanners

These are very useful features, in that I’ve sometimes seen scanner autofocus systems outfoxed by low-contrast, or poorly-focused originals. The first step in Easy Scan is to select your film type.

Creates a thumbnail prescan of all images in the film adapter. Handy, can save scanning time. Jim Hutchison is a hobby photographer who lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife Moira and Buddy the cat.


Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

Still, I like the single-unit holder as opposed to a clamshell designas it greatly simplifies the slide-loading process. Though several higher-end scanners including Minolta’s own Dimage Scan Multi Pro offer scanning resolutions as high as 4, dpi, the Dimage Scan Dual III’s 2,dpi resolution is excellent for 35mm film, offering the ability to create very high quality digital prints.

Performs a new prescan of just the zoomed area of the frame, giving you a larger prescan image ili work with. APS adapter is an optional accessory 8- or bit digitization. Best Selling in Scanners See all.

Acanner important scanning parameter is “bit depth,” a measure of both color accuracy and the maximum density range the scanner can recognize. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. TWAIN Minolta have obviously thought carefully about the possible type of people that will buy this scanner. If there wasn’t any such reference available, it tended to produce inaccurate results. Fujitsu fi Document Scanner The crops below are from the image shown below of a post box.

The last step is to choose the scan resolution, minola telling the scanner what you want to use the image for.

As was also the case with the Dimage Scan Dial II, I found that the multi-sample option didn’t remove a background pattern of streaks in the deepest shadow areas, evidently the result of imperfect calibration for the black level of the individual pixel sensors in its CCD array. I really disagree with this part of Minolta’s implementation.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III Scanner

Since the scanner can handle both 35mm and APS film formats, it should appeal to a wide range of experience levels and anyone interested in digitally archiving film. Compared to my previous flatbed scans, the difference was obvious.


Up to 8x multi-sample scanning. You can draw a freehand curve by clicking on the Freehand Curve tool the pencil button to the right of the Tone Curves graphwhich converts the cursor into a pencil draw tool. Optimum focus can be quite time-consuming to determine on a film scanner, particularly if you have to perform a full scan in between adjustments to evaluate the results of your tweaking. For some tough pieces of film, I found the histogram best for making the gross adjustments, and the curves tool better for fine tweaks in specific tonal ranges.

The Selective Color Adjustment tool separates the color region into six groups Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellowletting you adjust only the colors in the image that fall within the specified color ranges. This speeds workflow quite a bit. Look at my test scans for yourself when I post them in a few days, and compare them to the results I obtained from other scanners you might be considering buying.

Minolta DiMAGE Scanners

Determines the quality of the index prescan. Prescans the selected thumbnail image, creating a larger preview display in the preview area. Good deal to have for archiving those old film stripe This is older generation of the DiMage scan Dual scanner.