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Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 01-11-2013, 01:19 PM
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Views: 4,352
Posted By kevinkar
I've scanned all my Dad's old stuff and have not...

I've scanned all my Dad's old stuff and have not done any Kodachrome in a while but his sister found a stash of her husband's slides, many of which ARE Kodachrome and I will get to scan them when...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 04-21-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By kevinkar
Update now that I finally plugged in my LS-2000...

Update now that I finally plugged in my LS-2000 to my XP machine again.

I scanned the Silverfast target at maximum optical resolution (2700) and was able to resolve Group 4, element 6 in both...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 02-17-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,794
Posted By kevinkar
There are some forums out there that deal with...

There are some forums out there that deal with this task. One good one is here: http://thedambook.com/smf/index.php

Some other good sites with some info are http://www.scantips.com/es-1.html and...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 02-17-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,539
Posted By kevinkar
I have. I bought the Silverfast calibration...

I have. I bought the Silverfast calibration target. It does indeed help. It's not foolproof though. It sometimes fails to generate proper output resulting in additional fiddling and correction. ...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 06-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By kevinkar
Ok, after thinking about it a bit after posting I...

Ok, after thinking about it a bit after posting I bit the bullet and bought one of the targets. LaserSoft sent it right away and it arrived only a couple days later.

I did not plug in my LS-2000...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 06-02-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By kevinkar
I see LaserSoft has dropped the price of their...

I see LaserSoft has dropped the price of their resolution targets to $57.98 which is much more reasonable than $99 which was a lame "introductory price".

I'd sure like to see these things more...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 05-03-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,342
Posted By kevinkar
There are currently a handful of Nikon 5000ED...

There are currently a handful of Nikon 5000ED machines for sale on our favorite/non-favorite auction website for some totally insane starting prices. I wouldn't mind paying a small premium over the...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 04-12-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,342
Posted By kevinkar
It's very difficult to find what we could buy...

It's very difficult to find what we could buy only 10 years ago which were arguably "commercial-grade" consumer products such as the Nikon LS-2000, 5000, and 9000. There were various decent Canon...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 03-31-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,419
Posted By kevinkar
Without sitting in front of my scanner, I am not...

Without sitting in front of my scanner, I am not entirely sure but it sounds like an automatic setting is overriding the lamp brightness setting and resulting in the same dark output.

Can you...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 03-25-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,419
Posted By kevinkar
Yes, there should be the Lamp Brightness controls...

Yes, there should be the Lamp Brightness controls for Nikon scanners in the main dialog (General tab) and click the Options button at the bottom, then the Special tab, and then the Lightness button. ...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 03-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,419
Posted By kevinkar
Can you elaborate on which previous version you...

Can you elaborate on which previous version you were using (earlier 6.x or perhaps 4.x or 5.x?) and if you used the old IT-8 target with the new SF version to compare against the new target? I'd...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 03-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,419
Posted By kevinkar
Andy, Your second one there looks awfully...

Andy,

Your second one there looks awfully good. I think that's the best of what you've got so far. Very little if any extra blue cast and the canyon colors look pretty vibrant. However, you've...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 03-11-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,419
Posted By kevinkar
Andy, My gut feeling is that the production...

Andy,

My gut feeling is that the production runs of the scanners is probably within a reasonable margin such that most scanners will calibrate the same or close to it but there are so many...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 03-09-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,419
Posted By kevinkar
I've noted before that I get different results...

I've noted before that I get different results from NikonScan, SilverFast, and VueScan Pro, calibrated or not. For most images, calibrated SilverFast is fine with a minimum amount of tweaking. Some...
Forum: Kodachrome, The History and the Era 02-14-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,057
Posted By kevinkar
I can't seem to get this page to work either and...

I can't seem to get this page to work either and receive the following:

Not Found

The requested URL /kodachrome/kodachrome.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found...
Forum: The Kodachrome Project.. 02-03-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,708
Posted By kevinkar
I still have a roll of something in my Canon AE-1...

I still have a roll of something in my Canon AE-1 Program but honestly don't recall how long it's been there. I need to finish the roll and see what I have. I'm pretty sure it's common Kodacolor...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 02-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By kevinkar
You are right. The claimed resolutions are never...

You are right. The claimed resolutions are never near what the output actually is. I've been scanning on the Epson with a resolution that is close to the Nikon in order to produce roughly the same...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 01-26-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,267
Posted By kevinkar
Well that's good to hear. The top-of-the-heap...

Well that's good to hear. The top-of-the-heap Adaptec company apparently can't make their SCSI to USB adapter work with much more than storage devices (JAZ drive, for example) which drives me crazy....
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 01-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,555
Posted By kevinkar
Hi Telkwa, I bought an LS-2000 new about 10...

Hi Telkwa,

I bought an LS-2000 new about 10 years ago for $1200. It's been fine though I sure would like a newer version that connected by USB instead of the 2000's SCSI. It also no longer works...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 01-10-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,994
Posted By kevinkar
Thanks for the samples. I'll go look over my...

Thanks for the samples. I'll go look over my output and see what I can find.

I will point out that I have seen similar output in some non-contrasty images but finally tracked it down to a setting...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 01-05-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,994
Posted By kevinkar
I have to say I have NOT noticed any similar...

I have to say I have NOT noticed any similar flare on my LS-2000 scans. At least not like the images provided by Moldyjohn. In fact, I have not noticed any issues like this much less any...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 01-05-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By kevinkar
I haven't yet decided! While $99 is pretty...

I haven't yet decided!

While $99 is pretty inexpensive compared to others I've seen for sale, it's still a lot of dough to spend on what might be less than 5-10 scans (A Nikon LS-2000 at 2700dpi...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 09-28-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,071
Posted By kevinkar
LaserSoft New Resolution Targets

Just wanted to point out, in case anyone is interested, that LaserSoft (makers of SilverFast) apparently are getting into the resolution target business by producing and selling their version of the...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 08-25-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,086
Posted By kevinkar
Sounds like you definitely don't need to spend...

Sounds like you definitely don't need to spend the scratch to get another scanner then. That's good!

I'm willing to bet that you can get some decent output from your Minolta just as is. You...
Forum: Kodachrome, Scanning and Output 08-24-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,086
Posted By kevinkar
Hi Kevin, I think IT8 calibration is...

Hi Kevin,

I think IT8 calibration is essential to getting the best quality scans. Slides don't always present the "right" colors to the scanner anyway (due to fading or poor original processing,...
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