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4000 dpi true optical resolution.
New scanner Nikkor Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens.
Amazingly fast 20-second scanning.
New advanced image processing algorithm for color negative film.
Quick AF and Quick Preview.
High-speed USB 2.0 interface.
OPTIONAL: Newly-designed slide feeder SF210 for up to 50 mounted slides.
16-bit A/D converter.
Proprietary LED illumination technology.
Newly-developed, high-quality 2-line CCD sensor.
Multi-sample scanning.
All New! Scan image enhancer.
Digital ICE4 Advanced(TM) (Digital ICE Quad Advanced).
OPTIONAL: Roll film adapter SA-30 for up to 40 frames on an uncut roll of 35mm film.
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Great scanner. I scanned over 7000 34mm slides with this scanner and got great results. I wish Nikon would continue making this scanner. I am sure there is still a great demand for it. February 14, 2014
Fantastic. As good as the old drum scanners in the trade shops Love the quality of this scanner. Arguably as good as it gets. March 10, 2013
Nikon Coolscan produces truly magnificent scanned images. Really great scanner, I have a used Nikon scanners for years and truly regret not having purchased the 5000, I wish that Nikon would continue manufacturing this model or come up with a newer version surely record numbers would be sold. July 24, 2012
Can't beat it IMO When I was building my first custom PC system back in the early 1990's, I installed a Coolscan 2000 in one of the slots on my computer. For its time, it was good for what I needed it for. Finally, several years ago, I upgraded to the Super CoolScan 5000 ED. While it does not come with the ability to slide into my computer tower, it runs rings around what the 2000 was able to do. More capabilies, higher resolution, etc., made this buy (off eBay) one of the smartest things I have done. Even though I was shooting mostly digital at the time, I have more than two decades of b&w negative and Kodachrome film in my files. The scans from this scanner have prompted my return to film using a couple of rangefinder cameras. It is a shame that Nikon has gotten away from film scanners but I understand the reasons. I am noticing, however, that the amount of film being used by young and old photographers seems to be on the rise. Maybe, Nikon will reconsider their decision and reenter the film scanning market. August 9, 2011
Coolscan 5000 - Sad to See It Discontinued This was one of the best scanners for 35mm film and transparencies ever made. I have the Coolscan 4000 and bought a Coolscan 5000 before they became nearly impossible to find. After Nikon stopped making them, they were being sold on eBay for twice their list price. The other scanners now on the market don't even come close to the professional results one gets with the Coolscan 5000. Why Nikon discontinued this superior product is beyond my imagination. Just because digital has taken over the camera market does not mean photographers who shot slides and film for decades are just going to throw away all their images. I wish Nikon would wise up and come out with the next generation of film scanners. April 16, 2011
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I have installet Nikon Scan 4, but it does not help. When I open the program and swich on the scanner I get the message : No scanner can be recognized!
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Had the same problem with my windows 7 machine I used Vuescan and found it to give better results than the Nikon software in some cases when scanning slides. I have the SF-210 slide feeder and sometimes with the Nikon software it wouldn't focus properly but no such problems here. It also helps to have a new and faster PC with lots more memory. The Vuescan was always using about 500-760Mb of memory whilst scanning.
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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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Favorite Subject: Travel
Nikon Family: 21+ years
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Role: Serious passion, hobbyist

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Please see the following article for scanner support:
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I have Nikon Scan, Mac version 4.0.2. Is it compatible with the new iMacs, OS 10.9.2?

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Since Nikon stopped producing scanners several years ago we are no longer updating Nikon Scan software. The last version of the Mac OS to be supported by Nikon Scan is 10.4.11. In order to operate your COOLSCAN LS5000 on a newer Mac OS you would need to look into third party software such as Vuescan (www.hamrick.com) or Silverfast (www.silverfast.com).

We recommend that, if possible, you continue to maintain an older system that meets the system requirements of Nikon Scan software in order to operate your COOLSCAN scanner.

You can find the system requirements for Nikon Scan at this address:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

Downloads of the most recent versions of Nikon Scan can be found here:
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Earlier Nikon answer:
"The use of Nikon Scan software with Mac OS 10.5.x or later, is not supported. We suggest trying a third party software option such as Vuescan from Hamrick.com or Silverfast software."
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Scan/image size

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What setting are used so I only get the image when scanning the traditional size slide?
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The scanner will automatically set the scanner based on the film holder in it.
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Why can't I use the scanner now that I am using Mac OS 10.6.6

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I recently upgraded to Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6 now I can't use the Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 because when I launch it it says Nikon Scan 4 quit unexpectedly. It probably doesn't help that when I do "get info" the application type says "Application (PowerPC)" and I am on an 2.4 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo. When I go looking for a new update to Nikon Scan 4 it says that I need to not use their software, I must purchase 3rd party software like Vuescan or Silverfast. Is this the final word from Nikon for mac users?
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The use of Nikon Scan software with Mac OS 10.5.x or later, is not supported. We suggest trying a third party software option such as Vuescan from Hamrick.com or Silverfast software.
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CoolScan 5000 and dental xrays

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I am digitizing my library of 35mm slides. Many are dental lectures with dental xrays. They are aprox the size of a 35mm slide. The regular slide images are digitizing well. I have the machine set to save in TIFF and 16bit color and Adobe RGB color space. I plan to process the images in Photoshop later.

The XRays are coming out very poorly. Any Ideas how to adjust the machine to scan then better?

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Chicago IL
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Chicago IL
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How to remove film holder from LS-8000ED Coolscan scanner

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When the scanner tries to eject the film holder, I can hear knocking noises inside the scanner but the holder doesn't come out. I've tried turning it off and back on with same result. Any suggestions?

Is a service manual available for the scanner?
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Hello, where can i buy the SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED, do you have other scanners.

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Please verify availability with your local or online dealers. Currently we don't have any model in production.
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Is there a microsoft vista driver available for the super coolscan 5000 ed slide scanner

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Please click on the link below for the Nikon Scan software. Only 32-bit Pre-installed versions supported.
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where can I download the software?

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I have a new computer and want to use the coolscan 5000 on it.
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With Mac Lion OSX, how do I remove strip film adapter?

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Nikon software no longer works. VueScan won't work with this adapter. I managed to pull film out, but cannot remove the adapter.
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