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Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Swordfish, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Jan 12, 2019
    Swordfish

    Swordfish Printing Apprentice

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    Hi,
    Anyone with experience of using CanoScan 9000F ? Having trouble with bad scanning results.
     
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    stratman

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    More information is necessary to help.

    • What computer operating system?
    • What software for scanning and the settings used?
    • What are you scanning and the type of media it is on?
    • What are the bad results? Describe and upload an image.
    • Has the scanner ever given you good results? When did this change? Anything else change around that time?
     
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    Swordfish

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    What computer operating system? Win 7(64)
    What software for scanning and the settings used?
    - Canons own utility comming w the scanner.
    What are you scanning and the type of media it is on?
    - B/W and col. neg:s mainly.
    What are the bad results? Describe and upload an image.
    - Over all bad sharpness regardless the scanning resolution. 4800 dpi gives not better images than 1200.
    Has the scanner ever given you good results?
    - No really. I think the scanner is not acually suitable for scanning negatives or slides.
    When did this change? Anything else change around that time?
    - I have made a few comparative tests with my old EPSON Perfection3200 Photo and it gives excellent results. I will probably go back to it.

    Regards from
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    I Googled "CanoScan 9000F poor sharpness" and read through a number of links. Seems you are not the only one with a sharpness issue with that scanner. Many opinions and a few things to try, like turning off everything but unsharp mask, use some sort of fluid between the negative and the platen glass, and even shooting your negatives with a digital camera.

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    The above images came from a thread that I found a fellow Swedish person - blÄland - addressing your issue. See his post about 3/4 down the page here.

    More of same on softness issue here.

    Here is a page that discusses your scanner and settings. Maybe his settings will help you.

    Here's a link where a guy says (post #6) that Nikon software doesn't play nice with Windows 7. This was back in 2013 and may no longer be valid, if it ever was.

    Some have suggested a different scanning software, like VueScan, though if the scanner is technically deficient then even the best software will have a tough time overcoming certain deficits without introducing other artifacts.

    These are from just the first few links on Google, but the issue seems a common complaint. Check out Google as there may be more info since I only read through the first six links.

    Unfortunately, if you cannot find a reasonably solution then it's back to your Epson scanner or shell out more money for a better dedicated film scanner.
     
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