"Excellent scanner for slides or film and those on a budget"4.5 starson by banjocat
Pros: Have scanned hundreds of slides and not one problem.
Cons: Depending on scan options set, can take a few minutes to complete. Also, noisey during scan.
Summary: I have used the Nikon Coolscan V for over a year now and scanned both slides and negative film with no problems. Most, if not all of what I scan is slides since that is what I shoot and 99% of that is Velvia. So I looked for a scanner that would handle the range that Velvia produces. I had never used a scanner so I read reviews and did my homework. Set-up and installation was easy and quick. Within an hour I was scanning my first slides. I generally scan useing only the Digital ICE feature to remove scratches then open the finished scan in Photoshop for any further adjustments. I have used the Tools within the NikonScan software to 'tweek' slides before output with excellent results.
I have thousands of slides but no intention of scanning them all. That would be WAY too time consuming. Instead, I have been going through and picking out my best to save for scanning. I have not encountered any of the problems others have written about.
Bottom line - An easy to set-up, consumer friendly scanner that produces excellent results.