This allows you to adjust each dimension of image quality to get to a finished image result in a continuous flow, including sharpening and if necessary using SilverFast’s own GANE grain and noise reduction and ACR color restoration facilities. Scanner used consistently with VueScan not included with excellent results as the software bundled is antiquated. Includes items in all conditions except ‘For parts or not working. Two pre-built profiles are installed: All this practicality comes at a price, however: There should be an ISO standard on this. Minolta elite ii provides the top performance on film scanning.

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Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 – film scanner (35 mm) Series

Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. When nothing comparable appeared on the market, I decided to look for another to back up my arsenal. Postponing corrections like grain suppression minplta not be efficient, but it’s very easy to oversharpen an image, for example. The resolution of this scanner is fantastic and the colors are vibrant.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 Slide & Film Scanner

Fast user switching is not supported on either Macintosh or Windows operating systems. The other holds a six-frame strip of 35mm film.

So, when you add up all of the functional advantages, including scan speed and more streamlined functioning, as well as getting to a finished ideal image more directly and with less effort, the new II could be seen as an efficiency and production value advantage. Moving film, fixed sensor, single-pass scan Image sensor: This allowed me to experiment with various types of images.


Trending Price New. Scanning at an optical resolution of dpi, this Konica desktop scanner is great even for office use.

VueScan is a snap to use and gets the best output imaginable. There are two main advantages HDR offers over using Photoshop to adjust and color correct raw image files. Recommended RAM requirements vary depending on which functions are used.

This is particularly important for the Minolta as, unlike the Coolscan, the 35 mm slide film holder moves during scanning. The II is stable enough without it. And two, you can apply all of the adjustments using the SilverFast tools consecutively, and cumulatively. The Minolta’s theoretical resolution for dpi is 4. The Launcher provides access to all three scanning utilities, defines the Quick Scan button and accesses a fourth application Three scanner software applications are also included: If the original film is a bit overexposed, whatever highlight information minoltaa in the film will be recorded more completely than was possible with the previous model I exposed a couple of rolls of this film midday in Bodie in the summer, and the resulting slide film had a huge blue shift that I assumed was the result of mixing high saturation and contrast and the excessively cold color temperature light at such high altitudes.

Scans elkte the are consistent enough in both alignment and exposure to make this possible without leaving artifacts. Since holders are uniformly black to avoid reflecting lighttelling up from down can be challenging.


If your images are not 24x36mm 35mm frames, forget it. This Konica desktop scanner supports 35 mm film. Silverfast, though quite expensive in its full-featured version, works very well with this scanner, eliminating what little banding the machine generates, and minolts the smallest and darkest details accurately and beautifully. Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

And bumping up the contrast or letting Pixel Polish do it automatically clipped our shadow detail a bit more than we like. The glass reflects the scanner light. You never have to crop or configure multiple target areas.

Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II Scanner | eBay

Right – Nikon Coolscan IV. Minolta elite ii provides the top performance on film scanning. Two CDs are along for the ride.

Leave this field blank. Image Correction can show a side-by-side view to assess changes made with any of several tools.

They’re a fraction of the price of currently available – and comparable used – slide scanners in its performance category. Avoid These 7 Common Beginner Photography