[sane-devel] Super CoolScan Slide Feeders
nigel at feltham-family.co.uk
Sat Aug 27 11:20:13 UTC 2005
I cannot help with info on the SF-100 but the LS-1000 scanner itself works
fine under SANE.
The only Nikon film scanner to avoid is the original LS-10 as it's a real pain
to get it to work (the reason I gave up and upgraded to LS-1000) - I have one
and it's impossible to use reliably on either windows or linux unless using
an ISA SCSI controller (so needs an old PC) and is unsupported by SANE.
It does work intermittenyly under Vuescan on Linux on a PCI card (according to
Nikon's website it doesn't work at all under windows on PCI so one point for
Linux there) but only for actual scanning - automatic calibration fails. The
reason appears to be that it only supports SCSI 1 data speeds and PCI cards
try to transfer data too quick (they only support SCSI II and later) and
You may want to email the makers of Vuescan ( http://www.hamrick.com/ ) about
support for the Slide feeders - the software's not free but does support
many scanners (mostly SCSI) that SANE doesn't as they have proprietry info
that the manufacturers won't give SANE coders access to (due to NDA's that
mean the resulting Source cannot be distributed).
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