Calls up the Unsharp Mask window. Plustek Opticfilm 35mm Scanner review 9 Dec Two nice features – something Minolta calls Pixel Polish and Auto Dust Brush – helped render an accurate and clean scan. Reverse Frame Order I did have to do a little research but it works fine on Debian Jessie Read full review Verified purchase: There are other “nerd buttons” to play with as well, including a barrage of image manipulation options such as histograms, color balance, etc.

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The following checkboxes and settings are available: It’s also one though, that requires some knowledge of how color works in order to use it successfully. That is, the noise should drop in half when you average four samples together, or by three quarters when you average 16 samples. Saves the index as an index file. I’ve found this quite beneficial in the past, iiii it provides a complete perspective on each change.

Minolta Scan Dual III Film Scanner Review

Table of contents Color Examples Calibrate your monitor so you can see 16 different shades: The resulting scans have less of a razors-edge on fine detail, but are also much more forgiving of film defects and film grain. Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. I really don’t think this is necessary, since the only function of an index scan is to let you know which photo is loaded into each slot of the film holder. 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.


Although in my admittedly limited testing of the Auto Dust Brush, I never noticed any details going missing, even with the control set at “High.

Set the degree of dust-removal processing via the “Retouching Level” setting in the Preferences panel.

Considering its specifications and performance, this is a remarkable achievement, as it dramatically outstrips the capabilities of any competing scanners currently marketed anywhere near that price point.

Flips the sf-2840 on a horizontal axis. While it doesn’t show in this screen shot, mousing over each of the buttons tells you what the pixel dimensions of the resulting scan will be.

Turning On The Scanner Compare that to a 30 MB clear image from the Minolta – no contest! Takes you to a preferences screen, where you can adjust a number of settings for both the scanner and the scanning software. While I’d like a little more control in some areas, the software overall strikes an excellent balance between power and ease of use, and is one of my favorite scanning packages.

As opposed to the CCD moving while the film remains stationary.

Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III – for better Scans, buy SilverFast Scanner Software

Two color strips below the slider bars report the pre- and post-adjustment color mapping. Rotates the selected image 90 degrees clockwise. I’ve seen some software packages that only show the changes relative to the last change you made.


The Package Contents Directory Pages Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories. By default after installing the scanner software, the Auto expose for slides and Autofocus at scan options aren’t enabled. Auto Focus at Scan: These are very useful features, in that I’ve sometimes seen scanner autofocus systems outfoxed by low-contrast, or poorly-focused originals. It then becomes the central image, representing the current state of the correction, and you’re presented with a new range of alternative choices.

Here, I have just a single slide loaded into the 4-position slide holder. Nikon D Review 3 Nov The best you’ll get for your money I did a lot of research before buying.

Though the Scan Dual 3 image could have done with some adjustment. The black bar shows a measure of how good the focus currently is, while the white bar shows the highest xf-2840 that’s been reached since you opened the window.

In fairness to the DSD-III, dimqge only appeared in the face of really extreme tonal adjustments, but they were quite apparent on the original Train slide.