Hi... This is a follow on to recent Thread in General Discussion [SCANNER: NIKON or MINOLTA?], but it is a NEW Thread.
NOTE: I use CAPS [upper case] to highlight stuff, and it's easier on my age 60+ eyes
I've copy-pasted one reply to the earlier Nikon/Minolta thread; it's not clear to me whose it is:
>>An important note about ICE is that it does not work on conventional
silver-halide b&w negatives. >>(The ICE technology distinguishes between
dust and image details by looking at the infrared transmittance of the film,
and b&w film blocks most of the infrared, preventing the ICE from working.)
>>It does do a good job on chromogenic (C-41 process) b&w negatives.
AND THIS FROM K-M'S PROMO ON THE NEWER 5400 & 5400 II:
>>Konica Minolta suggests scanning Kodak T-400CN and Ilford XP2 Super
black and white film, both processed in C-41 chemistry, as color negative
film to enable Digital ICE processing.
Mike WRITING again:
Eighty plus percent of the reason I'm going for a dedicated scanner is for conventional B & W negs, old & new.
Sure, needs do change, but why pay extra?...
I've heard good things about the KM Scan Dual IV, cheaper now that Konica-Minolta went out of biz.
- Owners of the Minolta Scan Dual IV... let's hear from you.
- Who has used ICE4 with conventional B & W negs?
Gracias & cheers,
Zzz... I was up half the nigt doing research on this.