We have the Nikon Coolscan LS-2000 version with the optional slide feeder,
and we did have some problems with jamming, mainly because the feeder would
try to feed two slides through at once. We use plastic slide mounts here at
our facility and they are a tad thinner than cardboard mounts, so that may
be the source of the problem. We used a coffee stirrer and duct tape to
overcome this issue....  ;)

We also use a transparency adapter on an Agfa Duoscan HiD flatbed scanner,
and our photographer says he prefers the quality of those scans over the
Nikon Coolscan! This particular adapter allows you to batch scan up to 12

Tessa Kalman
Medical Illustrator
Dayton VA Medical Center
(937) 268-6511 ext. 1196
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-----Original Message-----
From: Angie Fox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:26 PM
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Subject: slide scanning on a flatbed

What is the current thinking about scanning slides on flatbed
scanners? Are the flatbeds beginning to be true rivals to dedicated
slide scanners? I'm looking at the Epson Perfection 4870. It looks
good but I'm still a little hesitant to take the plunge and depend
fully on a flatbed. If we add a slide scanner, I'm looking at the
Nikon Coolscan 5000 with the optional slide feeder. Back in Feb 2003,
someone on the list noted an issue with slides becoming jammed. Has
anyone else had the same problem?
Angie Fox
Scientific Illustrator
University of Nebraska State Museum
W436 NE Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0514

Phone: (402) 472-2657
Fax: (402) 472-8949