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4000 dpi true optical resolution.
New scanner Nikkor Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens.
Fast 38-second scanning.
Direct film loading.
Quick AF and Quick Preview.
High-speed USB 2.0 interface.
14-bit A/D converter.
Proprietary LED illumination technology.
High-quality CCD sensor.
New advanced image processing algorithm for color negative film.
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Digital ICE4 Advanced TM(Digital ICE Quad Advanced).
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Excellent Optics, Slow Scans, Software Needed I bought this scanner at least six years ago, and used it extensively with my WinXP computer. The hardware is slow and noisy, but can produce excellent images, given a great deal of tweaking. The Nikon software has a VERY steep learning curve, but is workable, and gets easier if you use it often. Additional image processing (ICE, etc) can add to LENGTHY scan time. With preview, tweaking, and final scan, some images (slides) were taking me 20 minutes total. Unfortunately (or maybe not) Nikon's scanning software does not support anything beyond WinXP. So I am about to purchase VueScan software, and will probably end up using it with the both my Nikon and flatbed scanners. Software issues aside, the Coolscan V ED can produce some very sharp scans of 35mm film and transparencies. Its mechanism, while somewhat whiney and grindingly slow, continues to work, and does output great results at 4000 dpi. I have been able to scan and improve (via both scanner and post-processing software) some fine restorations of very old, dirty, or faded images, and make huge enlargements. I'd recommend this machine to anyone looking for very high quality film scans, but not in a hurry. And willing to buy third-party scanning software. Also, the optional FH-3 "Strip Film Holder" comes in very handy for securing negative strips with issues such as curling, or torn sprocket holes. October 27, 2013
The Best $600 i've spent in a very long time!! i purchased my unit from B&H Photo about 5 years ago. i used it to scan the 1,000 or so family slides that i inherited....worked VERY well, except for the "clunky" Nikon software. i then delved into 35mm film scanning, again....solid performance, except for the software. originally running with OSX Tiger.....when i purchased a new iMac 27" with OSX Lion, not supported. so, i purchased VueScan...works great, much faster and have not seen a "quit unexpectedly" message since. i've made a little money on the side with mine, too. always nice to make a little back!! September 2, 2012
5 star rating – excellent scanner – glad I purchased it. 5 star rating – excellent scanner – glad I purchased it. So far have scanned over 4000 slides & negatives Pros: Have had this scanner for over 3 years and it has performed well on 30-40 year old slides and negatives. Film types included 126, 110 and 35mm. Many scans come out better than the original. Does a great job on the small 110 slides in plastic mounts – must use a 35mm adapter. The Nikon software does a great job of improving old Kodachrome slides. Cons: 1- Scans are slow but remember all that it is doing – not only the scan but dust spec removal, etc. 2- The manual and help screens provide very little detail as to how to use the software… i.e. buttons are explained but they do a poor job of explaining how to use the software. Must learn by trial & error. Other: Nikon is missing the boat by not advocating for scanning 110 format slides and negatives. Even their telephone tech people didn’t think the scanner would work for 110 format. I took a chance and am very please with the outcome. The only issue is finding 110 adapters to fit the 35mm opening. In my case, I found a camera store with a box of 110 slide adapters. The plastic slides can be popped in & out of the adapter mounts quite easily thus a few adapters can be reused hundreds of times. I created an adapter for 110 negative strips to allow 2 to 6 frame 110 strips to be scanned. May 1, 2012
Nikon CoolScan 5000ED works well with my old PC ... but not with my new Mac... Have successfully used my Nikon CoolScan 5000ED for several years .. this with my Dell PC ... Recently made the change to Mac/MacBook Pro 10.6.8 operating system laptop & find that the Nikon CoolScan 5000ED is not compatible .. I invested in a 3rd party program ... Silverfast 8 by LaserSoft ...& to my disappointment the iSRD (ICE) in their program is not working ... LaserSoft has been most accommodating to get my problem resolved ... but no luck ... I get the message now that maybe my Nikon CoolScan 5000ED is the problem even though it works well with the Dell/PC ... Yes... I would recommend this Nikon Scanner but I sure wish that Nikon would support my current Mac computer... April 12, 2012
NICE PRODUCT I had one of this and scanned nearly 12000 slides and 6000 negatives, it worked flawless. I used it with VueScan, because it was faster than Nikon sofware (at least it was my perception). Results for slides are most than acceptable, with negatives things are a little more complicated due to the mask interference. Anyway images saved from scanner with VueScan needs some kind of reprocessing to enhance it. I sold when I finished scanning my slides and negatives. April 14, 2011
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Interesting and circuitous solution (very "Windows"-like), but I'll add a couple of notes.

1. There is no firewire port on this scanner. It is USB (2.0) only.

2. Seems like you've confused "drivers" with scanner software. My experience with Windows 8.0 and 8.1 is that this scanner is recognized immediately when plugged in, with no driver installation needed. However it cannot actually be used until some scanner interface software is installed. Since the fairly awful NikonScan software is not supported beyond Win XP, third-party software can be used.

3. I purchased VueScan software ($40 or $80), and it immediately finds whatever scanner you have plugged in and turned on, and provides a much improved (over NikonScan) interface, tools, and features for scanning. I used NikonScan for years under Win XP, and it was always a struggle.
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A million thanks, Great Dane Design, for your most helpful answer.

I started despairing after having tried several other "solutions" I had found on the web that proved unsucessful... and after having read Nikon's reply that no driver exists for my Coolscan V ED scanner under Windows 7. I decided trying one more solution (yours) before giving up and buying Viewscan... and it worked!

So, to anyone who reads this thread, follow Great Dane Design's instructions to the letter and you will be rewarded with the immense relief of seeing your Coolscan V scanner work perfectly fine under Windows 7.
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The information on the Nikon website that "Nikon Scan 4.0.3 for Windows Vista" is "for use on Windows Vista only" is incorrect—in fact, it works just fine. However, there is no 64-bit driver for the scanner itself, but what Nikon's extremely well-paid software engineers have failed to develop, others have figured out of the goodness of their heats. This is what to do:

1) Download Nikon Scan 4.03 for Windows Vista ("ns403en_vista.exe") from the Nikon website.

2) Run the "ns403en_vista.exe" installation file (ignoring all warnings on the Nikon website that this version is intended for Windows Vista only). Leave all drivers selected (LS-4000 / 8000 / 9000 and LS-40 / 50 / 5000) during the installation. Restart the computer when the installation is completed.

3) Create a text file with the content below and name it "NikonScan64USB.inf" or similar with same extension.

[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%NikonStr%
DriverVer=08/22/2009,1.0.0.0

[Manufacturer]
%NikonStr%=DeviceModels,ntamd64

[DeviceModels.ntamd64]
%DeviceDescLS0040%=USBScanner,USB\VID_04B0&PID_4000
%DeviceDescLS0050%=USBScanner,USB\VID_04B0&PID_4001
%DeviceDescLS5000%=USBScanner,USB\VID_04B0&PID_4002

[USBScanner.ntamd64]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=0x4000
Capabilities=0
AddReg=NKUSBSCN.AddReg
CopyFiles=NKUSBSCN.CopyUSDFiles

[USBScanner.ntamd64.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services

[NKUSBSCN.AddReg]
HKR,,HardwareConfig,1,4
HKR,,DevLoader,,*NTKERN
HKR,,NTMPDriver,,usbscan.sys
HKR,DeviceData,ICMProfile,1,0,0
HKR,,USDClass,,"{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E}"
HKCR,CLSID\{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E},,,"Nikon STI USD"
HKCR,CLSID\{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E}\InProcServer32,,,%11%\NKSCNUSD.dll
HKCR,CLSID\{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E}\InProcServer32,ThreadingModel,,"Both"

[SourceDisksNames]
1=%DiskName%,,

[SourceDisksFiles]
NKSCNUSD.dll=1

[DestinationDirs]
NKUSBSCN.CopyUSDFiles=11

[NKUSBSCN.CopyUSDFiles]
NKSCNUSD.dll,,,32

[Strings]
NikonStr="Nikon Corporation"
DiskName="Nikon Scan 4 CD-ROM"
DeviceDescLS0040="Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED"
DeviceDescLS0050="Nikon COOLSCAN V ED"
DeviceDescLS5000="Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED"

4) Locate the "NKScnUSD.dll" in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\ScanUSB" directory.

5) Copy the "NKScnUSD.dll" file to the same location as where the "NikonScan64USB.inf" is saved.

6) Plug in the scanner and turn it on. Wait for the "Device Driver software was not successfully installed" message.

7) Right-click on Computer (from Start Menu or Desktop) and select "Properties > Device Manager". In the Device Manager, right-click on the scanner (listed under "Other devices") and select "Update Driver Software... "

8) Select "Browse my computer for driver software" and navigate to the location of the "NKScnUSD.dll" and "NikonUSBScanner.inf" files.

9) Ignore the Windows Security warning and select "Install this driver software anyway".

If using Adobe Photoshop CS4, the scanner will not show up in the 64-bit version. However, the scanner works just as well as it does under Widows XP/Vista.
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While I haven't got the firewire transfer cable
i need....i have Nikon Scan installed using
windows 7 64 bit professional...which allows you
to use program compatibility....this means while using Win 7 64 pro....nikon scan is running
on XP service pack 2
hope this helps....will add info when I get firewire cable that will plug into my HP DV7 i7 computer
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The use of Nikon Scan software with Windows 7 (any version) (including 64-bit, 32-bit or Compatibility mode) is not supported.
We suggest trying a third party software option such as Vuescan from Hamrick.com or Silverfast software.
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is there a win 7- 64 bit version of nikon scan for coolscan 5 ed.

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Any forums on using the scanner for tips and advice.
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While I haven't got the firewire transfer cable
i need....i have Nikon Scan installed using
windows 7 64 bit professional...which allows you
to use program compatibility....this means while using Win 7 64 pro....nikon scan is running
on XP service pack 2
hope this helps....will add info when I get firewire cable that will plug into my HP DV7 i7 computer
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The use of Nikon Scan software with Windows 7 (any version), or any 64- bit operating system (including 64-bit, 32-bit or Compatibility mode) is not supported. We suggest trying a third party software option such as Vuescan from Hamrick.com or Silverfast software.
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Hardware error and unsatisfactory color

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Hadn't used the scanner for a while and when I did I received the following error message, " The scanner has reported a hardware error. Please reset the scanner by switching on and off. If this doesn't work, please contact your local Nikon Service or Support office."
The output displays blue instead of white with the MA-21 and no output with the SA-21. I have the same problem on two computers.
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I get that error message every time I start the software regardless of time between uses. I just dismiss the notification and carry on. Scanner works fine.
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How do I run my Coolscan V ED scanner on my Windows Vista 64 bit OS? Help w/software or drivers.

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The information on the Nikon website that "Nikon Scan 4.0.3 for Windows Vista" is "for use on Windows Vista only" is incorrect—in fact, it works just fine. However, there is no 64-bit driver for the scanner itself, but what Nikon's extremely well-paid software engineers have failed to develop, others have figured out of the goodness of their heats. This is what to do:

1) Download Nikon Scan 4.03 for Windows Vista ("ns403en_vista.exe") from the Nikon website.

2) Run the "ns403en_vista.exe" installation file (ignoring all warnings on the Nikon website that this version is intended for Windows Vista only). Leave all drivers selected (LS-4000 / 8000 / 9000 and LS-40 / 50 / 5000) during the installation. Restart the computer when the installation is completed.

3) Create a text file with the content below and name it "NikonScan64USB.inf" or similar with same extension.

[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%NikonStr%
DriverVer=08/22/2009,1.0.0.0

[Manufacturer]
%NikonStr%=DeviceModels,ntamd64

[DeviceModels.ntamd64]
%DeviceDescLS0040%=USBScanner,USB\VID_04B0&PID_4000
%DeviceDescLS0050%=USBScanner,USB\VID_04B0&PID_4001
%DeviceDescLS5000%=USBScanner,USB\VID_04B0&PID_4002

[USBScanner.ntamd64]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection
SubClass=StillImage
DeviceType=1
DeviceSubType=0x4000
Capabilities=0
AddReg=NKUSBSCN.AddReg
CopyFiles=NKUSBSCN.CopyUSDFiles

[USBScanner.ntamd64.Services]
Include=sti.inf
Needs=STI.USBSection.Services

[NKUSBSCN.AddReg]
HKR,,HardwareConfig,1,4
HKR,,DevLoader,,*NTKERN
HKR,,NTMPDriver,,usbscan.sys
HKR,DeviceData,ICMProfile,1,0,0
HKR,,USDClass,,"{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E}"
HKCR,CLSID\{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E},,,"Nikon STI USD"
HKCR,CLSID\{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E}\InProcServer32,,,%11%\NKSCNUSD.dll
HKCR,CLSID\{07C71AC0-FA90-11d3-B409-00C04F87578E}\InProcServer32,ThreadingModel,,"Both"

[SourceDisksNames]
1=%DiskName%,,

[SourceDisksFiles]
NKSCNUSD.dll=1

[DestinationDirs]
NKUSBSCN.CopyUSDFiles=11

[NKUSBSCN.CopyUSDFiles]
NKSCNUSD.dll,,,32

[Strings]
NikonStr="Nikon Corporation"
DiskName="Nikon Scan 4 CD-ROM"
DeviceDescLS0040="Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED"
DeviceDescLS0050="Nikon COOLSCAN V ED"
DeviceDescLS5000="Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED"

4) Locate the "NKScnUSD.dll" in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Driver\ScanUSB" directory.

5) Copy the "NKScnUSD.dll" file to the same location as where the "NikonScan64USB.inf" is saved.

6) Plug in the scanner and turn it on. Wait for the "Device Driver software was not successfully installed" message.

7) Right-click on Computer (from Start Menu or Desktop) and select "Properties > Device Manager". In the Device Manager, right-click on the scanner (listed under "Other devices") and select "Update Driver Software... "

8) Select "Browse my computer for driver software" and navigate to the location of the "NKScnUSD.dll" and "NikonUSBScanner.inf" files.

9) Ignore the Windows Security warning and select "Install this driver software anyway".

If using Adobe Photoshop CS4, the scanner will not show up in the 64-bit version. However, the scanner works just as well as it does under Widows XP/Vista.
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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
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What are the differences between Nikon 5000 ED and Nikon V ED scanners

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The V ED is roughly half the scanning speed of the 5000.

And the V ED can, in fact, process APS film using an IA-20(S) adapter.
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The main difference is the ability to use accessory film holders such as the SF-210 Bulk loader and the IA-21 APS film holder, and the SA-30, 40 frame roll film adapter. The Coolscan V is limited to the MA-21 Single slide adapter and SA-21 6 frame maximum strip film holder. Other than that, they can both scan at 4000ppi, the LS-5000 also scans at 16-bit. 14-bit for the Coolscan V.
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MAC Maverick does not recognize Coolscan V ED

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I have been using Coolscan with Windows 7 for many years. I have now a MacBook Air, OS Maverick, with an external disk WD 2TB.
I have connected the Scan through the USB 3.0 but there is no actvity at all.
What should I do to use Coolscan with Mac?
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I was using my Coolscan 5000 ED with my Mac for years, first with Nikon Scan, and then with Vuescan.

Now it doesn't work at all.

I even have a Bootcamp with Windows 7 and it still doesn't work.

I think there may have been some recent firmware updates, or something, that has rendered this scanner unworkable.
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Nikon no longer supports Coolscan software, Hamrick makes Vuescan software compatible with Mac.
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Accordingly to Nikon it Nikon View was not supported for W7, they recommend using VueScan, I used it and it worked very well, it has two raw formats, DNG and TIFF, but be careful with them, I had some inconveniences, not for opening, but for saving with others programs. The only inconvenience is that you must buy a copy, in order to try you can download a trial version that overwrites your scan with a watermark.
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Mac OS 10.6.x is not supported and not guaranteed to operate properly with Nikon Scan software. We suggest the use of third party software such as Vuescan or Silverfast with either of these operating systems.
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why don't you support the products you sell?

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No software for W7 and the coolscan V? What?
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Windows 7 (32-and 64-bit) is not supported with Nikon Scan software. We suggest the use of third party software such as Vuescan or Silverfast.
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Where can I get Coolscan V ED drivers and software for my MacBook Pro?

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