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Multiple film formats (120/220, 35mm, etc.).
16-bit A/D converter.
Improved rod dispersion LED illumination technology.
Newly-developed, high-quality 3-line CCD sensor.
Multi-sample scanning.
All NEW! Scan image enhancer.
Digital ICE4 AdvancedTM (Digital ICE Quad Advanced) with Digital ICE ProfessionalTM - more compatible with Kodachrome film.
4000 dpi-true optical resolution.
Large diameter scanner Nikkor Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens.
High-speed scanning (35mm slide film - 40 seconds, 6 x 9 - 185 seconds).
New, advanced image processing algorithm for color negative film.
Quick AF and Quick Preview.
High-speed IEEE 1394 interface.
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Don't give up on it! It's a shame that Nikon abandoned this great product. But, despite what others have reported, this scanner can still be totally functional without Nikon software. I use this Coolscan 9000 very successfully with the latest version of VueScan and Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion; every feature works perfectly. This scanner is one of the best film scanners ever made. It does take some learned skill to get the best out of it. (Doesn't almost everything?) VueScan is easy to use and learn and mates perfectly with this scanner. The 9000 can dig things out of your slide or transparency that you never knew existed. The resulting prints from these files are gorgeous. If you can't find a new one, eBay usually has a few on auction December 23, 2012
Lack of support for MACOSX First of all, DO NOT buy VueScan software. It is terrible, and the owner/developer does not do customer support. I have had multi nightmares trying to get this software to work. Despite one poster's claim that the 9000 scanner works perfectly with MAC OS 10.6.5, it simply does not. Nikon does not support it. The best solution is to set up a separate scanning station with a computer loaded with OS 10.4. That software works with the 8000 & 9000 scanners. August 4, 2011
Excellent Scanner Excellent resolution and able to pull information from the dense parts of your film. This scanner is a huge leap up from the Epson flatbed that I used to use for film scanning. Excellent scanner that runs really well under Windows. Don't hesitate to run this under Windows - the statement that you need to run this on a Mac is rubbish. September 4, 2010
Great images, but ... When I was running Mac OS 10.4, this seemingly flawless scanner was producing exquisite images for very large, fine art prints. Then, I took the leap to OS 10.5.6 and was stunned that this great scanner was now completely and utterly unusable. After owning and enjoying my Nikon cameras since my first Photomic FTN in 1969, I don't understand why Nikon has opted out of the driver upgrades for such an expensive albeit terrific scanner. I have since loaned it to a friend who still works with OS10.4 and needs to scan his medium format film. Hopefully, someone at Nikon will, again, recognize and appreciate their customer base of loyal professionals. October 18, 2011
Why did Nikon quit on this? Sad to say, Nikon quit making the LS9000 scanner because it was an invisible speck in their profit picture. Good for them, bad for me. This scanner was amazing. It worked well with VueScan on Mac OS, after Nikon announced it wasn't upgrading to Mac OS 10.4 [another straw in the wind]. I'd used the Nikon Software with the LS2000, and liked it well enough. The 4000dpi RGB preview scan of a 6x6cm neg was easily 120+mb. Only rarely would I bother making a "real" scan. It was that good. I found out the hard way that the LS9000 was discontinued after inadvertently damaging it. 9000's were selling for big money, and 8000s were right behind. Good luck! October 12, 2011
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How can I get version of driver to nikon coolscan 9000 ed for apple MacOS 10.7
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As the others here have said, you can't. It's unfortunate but you can't really blame Nikon, as Apple seems to love breaking its device driver API with every new OS release. The Silverfast software is better than the Vuescan for this product, but I still prefer the Nikonscan software. The Silverfast is way, way too expensive, and its user interface is very very awkward. My solution was to buy a second-hand iMac and run Tiger on it (MacOS 10.4), which as I understand it was the last officially supported version of MacOS by Nikon. The iMac cost me 90 bucks as opposed to the $500 plus for Silverfast, connects just fine to the household network and all it has to do is run the scanner, which frees the MacPro for other things.
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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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No, you need third party software.
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From Nikon's Service & Support page: "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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port for nikon 9000

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can i use a the newer imac's thunderbolt port or the firewire 800 port with my nikon 9000? thank you, David in Seattle
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You can use a FireWire 400 - 800 cable. It has 400 connector on one side and 800 on the other. Its what I use with silverfast and its working great.
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I need the drivers and software (probably the nikon scan 4 if the latest) to go with my coolscan 9000 ED.
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If you are running with a Mac OS 10.5 or later, you are out of luck. For some reason, Nikon has opted out of the driver upgrades for their most expensive ($2,000+) 9000ED scanner. Perhaps they are going to kill the product and introduce something else down the line.
Be sure to check the specifications chart to make sure your operating system is usable, whether it is a PC or a Mac. For this kind of money, you need to make sure of the compatibility.
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The use of Nikon Scan software with Windows 7 (any version), or Mac OS 10.5.x or later, 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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Does coolscan ed 9000 is compatible with adobe photoshop c5.5 version and is it wia compatible because this scanner is not recognized by adobe softwar

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You need to run a scanning software like Hamrick VueScan or SilverFast AI. The HVS is way cheaper, but has an austere, brutalistic interface. The SilverFast AI will cost 10x as much, and is not much easier. Do more research, and good luck.
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We suggest trying a third party software option such as Vuescan from Hamrick.com or Silverfast software.
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Windows 7 computability?

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Can't load software for my nikon super cool scan 9000
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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.
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I need software to go with my Nikon Cooolscan 4000 to use with my iMac running 10.6.7

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I also have a Power PC G5 running 10.5.8
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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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When will you release Lion compatible Nikon Scan

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I have a LS9000 - it can still be bought new. I expect a professional scanner is supported in new OS's. Vuescan and Silverfast are not the answer. Please indicate when the driver will be updated.
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Mac OS 10.5.x, 10.6.x and 10.7.x are 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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When I turn on my Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 I get a notice saying that "Nikon Scan could not find any scanners attached.

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I am using it with Mac 10.6.8 and have restarted the computer and checked the connections. Please help. Thanks, Bill
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Can I buy a spare lamp/bulb or is it needed with the LED source?

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My previous scanner was a Minolta Dimage Multi Pro and it's going to make a very expensive paperweight soon because I can't locate a bulb anywhere. I am not alone. I'd hate to see this wonderful Nikon scanner share a similar fate. I do have a warranty, but I"m afraid parts might run out as they have for so much of my photographic equipment. Thank you!
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Please get in contact with the Nikon Parts Department
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Film Size Masks

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Hi,

I need to get some more film masks for 6x6 and 35mm, the thin soft ones for the glass holder. Where can I find some?

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