I have to admit that I saw very little difference in image quality between the two settings, and the time difference wasn’t all that great either. Same, color negative, time till processing done. If you’ve been holding off on that massive project to digitize all your family slides and negatives, the cost of the scanner needn’t hold you up any longer. Loads a previously saved index. If you have questions, please ask first before bidding on the item.

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Watch list is full. Finally, the Dark Part Protection Level prevents sharpening from being applied to dark areas of the image. Preview scan accuracy was quite good, and I appreciated the fact that the effects of even fairly major tonal adjustments were pretty faithfully reproduced in the preview window, without necessitating another prescan. 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.

Dimage Scan Dual III – is mine faulty?

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Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. You adjust the focus until both lines are at their maximum length and are even with each other. Auto Focus at Scan: Multi-sample scanning up to 8x for noise reduction in deep shadow areas. An item that has been used previously. Af-284 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.


This is damn annoying. See below for a full description of options available here. The filmstrip holder can accommodate strips of 35mm film up to six frames in length, and the slide holder up to four slides. Takes you to a preferences screen, where you can adjust a number of settings for both the scanner and the scanning software. Auto Expose for Slides: You may also like. Minolta’s “Auto Dust Brush” dust-removal software. Another important scanning parameter is “bit depth,” a measure of both color accuracy and kinolta maximum density range the scanner can recognize.

Keep in mind this is perfectly legal thanks a lot. On the left side of mminolta Index tab is a window of image information. I am very impressed with the reproduction of color negatives, both the image clarity, color accuracy, and density range.

This is the tricky part of this control, in that the adjustments are made in subtractive color space CMYKrather than the RGB additive color space most photographers and computer graphics users will be familiar with.



Mouse over to Minola – Click to enlarge. Despite my wish-list for the control, it’s a very useful one as it stands, although it will take many users a bit of fiddling to become familiar with its operation. See pictures for content info and specs.

In fairness to the DSD-III, these only appeared in the face of really extreme tonal adjustments, but they were quite apparent on the original Train slide. Below this row of menus and buttons, a row of icon buttons provides access to several scanner functions.

This scanner comes with several holders for various types of film and slides. For example, you might select a high contrast area of the frame which will be easier for the scanner to judge focus from.

A focus readout window is displayed with a “thermometer bar” display indicating the sharpness of the image in arbitrary units. From left to right, their functions are as follows: It was easy to use.

An optional ,inolta adapter is sold separately.

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