They easily could have though, as we found its lens to be one of the sharpest we’ve yet seen in a desktop film scanner. On the other hand, it was well ahead of essentially all the12 bit scanners, and as such offers good performance for the money. I’ve always heard how good they are, but I’ve never had the chance to try one. Returns, Please please read! By deselecting Autofocus and sliding the slider bar, you can control the focus to compensate for warped or distorted film.

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For example, selecting percent would cause the image to take up all of the printable area of the paper, while selecting 50 percent would decrease the image size by half.

Looking at this you can see why pixel-peepers think everything is unsharp. For archive purposes, I think it’s still worthwhile to use the FS, but I have only the F for larger negatives, and frankly, it’s still pretty good even for the smaller formats.

Need An Office Printer? Four buttons along the left side of the histogram alter the display, selecting either the Red, Green, or Blue channels, or a composite of all three Master display. It’s wasn’t much, but I since prefer to scan the entire negative I filed the bottom of the frame using a good quality nail file, making sure the edges were smooth and the negative holder was clean.

So even the digital SLR shooter probably still needs a film and slide scanner!


CanoScan 9000F vs. CanoScan FS 4000US

You can establish the paper size, display size the size of the image in proportion to the selected paper sizeand the destination printer. I’ll let you know the results. I offer 30 day moneyback guarantee!! Stylish and practical hand held, desktop, scientific and printing ranges.

Keep up with the latest digital developments. Overall, we found it had very good color rendition and dynamic ds, and had a capable, easy to use software application. But when it’s good, it’s very, very good I have to admit, maybe the review at http: Prices are reasonable, the technology isn’t obsoleting new models every few months and even if higher resolution models appear, the marginal improvement in scan quality will probably be quite small.

Some scanners require a new preview scan gs see the effect of any color adjustment, greatly slowing the scanning process. You don’t need dpi to scan for the web, but it’s very useful if you’re making large prints.

So I’d guess your scanner is defective. Oh yes, I never, ever use FARE or noise reduction, I always turn them off as a result of bad luck with introduction of artifacts on Kodachrome. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Advice and guidance from print industry experts. This is a time-consuming process, as each adjustment requires a new prescan to see the results.

Canon CanoScan FSUS film scanner

PrimeFilm isn’t a bad scanner – just different league, optically they still to work on it but they ICE3 works fine. Results are excellent; I don’t seem to have problems that Photoshop users report.


The CanoScan FS that’s the subject of this review is the latest in their line of film scanners, sporting high-end specs of dpi scanning resolution and bit digitization at a very affordable price relative to other models on the market with similar specifications. A portion of the image magnified 3 x. Canon brings razor-sharp dpi scanning to the “prosumer” market with this affordable unit!

The photo on the left shows the film bed with the holder open, while the photo on the right shows it closed. I used a date– I’ve pushed it back a year.

CanoScan FS4000US

I opted for a second-hand FS due to the fact that the only brand new alternatives are the very expensive Nikon scanners, or the Plustek OpticFilm range which apparently don’t offer a very good contrast ratio or true resolution. Some people make a big deal about scanner software. In the mean time, I scanned the same fd on a Polaroid SprintScan at work–absolutely no streaks! This is a serious, professional scanning software package.

A 13 x 19 inch print is breathtakingly sharp; sharper than any conventional darkroom enlargement I’ve seen, and I’ve visited lots of galleries and museums.

You will also find reviews of the FS US scanner there.