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    Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    I have a nice Nikon Coolscan V ED that has been sitting idle for many years. I've since become a Mac user. I'd like to start shooting some film again. Would you recommend using the Coolscan V and purchasing VueScan software, or purchasing a more modern scanner? My budget leans toward purchasing VueScan at under a hundred bucks rather than four or five times that on another scanner.

    Thoughts? Advice?

    Thanks,
    Bob


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    Re: Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    There's not a thing wrong with that scanner. It's a 4,000 dpi scanner. You just need software to drive it. Follow your instincts and just upgrade the software to the VueScan software.
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    Re: Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    There's not a thing wrong with that scanner. It's a 4,000 dpi scanner. You just need software to drive it. Follow your instincts and just upgrade the software to the VueScan software.
    I've downloaded the trial version of VueScan and will fire up the ol' Coolscan V for a test run...

    In the mean time, I've just made arrangements to drop off my F2S film body for a CLA at a camera repair shop nearby. :-) I might leave one of my F4s or F3s for a spa treatment, too...
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    Re: Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    I've downloaded the trial version of VueScan and will fire up the ol' Coolscan V for a test run...
    It seems to be easy to work with and runs the Coolscan V to my satisfaction. I'll be purchasing the "pro" version on payday.
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    Re: Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    Does it only run with a firewire card like my CoolScan 8000? This is what I did with mine. I went on ebay and found a laptop with a built in firewire card. It was only about $100. The only software on it besides the operating system is Nikon Scan 4.0. It works like a champ. I tried Vuescan with it and was not impressed, to be honest. Nikon Scan 4.0 is better and works flawlessly with the scanner.
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    8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 AFS, 15mm f/3.5 AIS, 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye AIS, 18mm f/3.5 AIS, 24mm f/2.8 AIS, 25-50mm f/4 AIS, 28mm f/2.8 AIS, 35mm f/2 AIS, 35-70mm /3.5 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 AIS, 50mm f/1.4 AIS, 50-135mm f/3.5 AIS, 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro, 85mm f/1.4 AIS ,135mm f/2 AIS, 80-200 f/4 AIS, 105mm f/1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.8 AIS Micro, 180mm f/2.8 ED AIS, 200mm f/2 ED-IF AIS, 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AIS, 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS

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    Re: Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
    Does it only run with a firewire card like my CoolScan 8000?
    I'm using a USB cable. I would also prefer to use the original Nikon software. I'll poke around for an old laptop when I have some extra money.
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    Re: Nikon Coolscan V ED, VueScan, MacBook running High Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by STM View Post
    Does it only run with a firewire card like my CoolScan 8000? This is what I did with mine. I went on ebay and found a laptop with a built in firewire card. It was only about $100. The only software on it besides the operating system is Nikon Scan 4.0. It works like a champ. I tried Vuescan with it and was not impressed, to be honest. Nikon Scan 4.0 is better and works flawlessly with the scanner.

    Just find one with least Windows XP and a built in firewire card, if that is what yours uses, and you will be in the tall cottons! The Nikon software dovetails perfectly with their scanners, as expected, you cannot say the same with Viewscan, I am talking through personal experience. Even after all these years that combination is still working perfectly for me!
    Last edited by STM; 03-07-2020 at 08:53 PM.
    Nikon FTn, F2A/MD-2, Nikkormat FT2, F4E, D850, D500, D700

    8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 AFS, 15mm f/3.5 AIS, 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye AIS, 18mm f/3.5 AIS, 24mm f/2.8 AIS, 25-50mm f/4 AIS, 28mm f/2.8 AIS, 35mm f/2 AIS, 35-70mm /3.5 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 AIS, 50mm f/1.4 AIS, 50-135mm f/3.5 AIS, 55mm f/2.8 AIS Micro, 85mm f/1.4 AIS ,135mm f/2 AIS, 80-200 f/4 AIS, 105mm f/1.8 AIS, 105mm 2.8 AIS Micro, 180mm f/2.8 ED AIS, 200mm f/2 ED-IF AIS, 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AIS, 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS





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