The Dimage is really the only reasonable choice at this price ($300). Nikon
currently has a $100 rebate on their IV which gets it to around $500; it is
likely a better scanner and handles noise with dICE. The results from the
previous model Dimage II are certainly acceptable for most purposes. I have
examples at [url]http://www.yticinvestor.com/alford/ScannerTest/Default.htm[/url]
if you are interested. I also have tests from a Nikon IV but haven't
yzed them yet...
If you really intend to scan 1500 slides, be ready to make a career of
it.... at 8/hour you are looking at some 200 hours scanning....
You can pick up the Dimage II's for under $200 on eBay.
"Scott" <scott_newsgroupyahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:QBzPa.9946$Ag6.807990news20.bellglobal.com.. .> I've heard that the Minlota Dimage III is the scanner to purchase on a
> budget - has anyone had experience with this model, or would any recommend
> something else?
> I plan on scanning my family's 1500+ old slides (slides with the cardboard
> Any help would be appreciated.