With four card slots they could implement RAID 5.
3 slots would be all, with four you could have RAID 1+0
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I was going to suggest only sending a few for a smaller amount on a trial basis, but with this you can get it done. I will also be interested to see how the scratch / dust removal works - presumably they're just running the standard softwares, but it should be pretty effective. Did they have an option to also send along the scans without these corrections applied? Would be interesting to see if there is any IQ difference.
1Ds4 vs D4 should be interesting.... 24-70 II is long overdue.
why is a second addition lens long overdue? I remember there use to be a time when people would buy a lens and never dream on needing an "updated" version. Don't you think this might just be consumerism and something that really is not needed. The only reason why I am on the bandwagon on waiting for an "updated" camera is because current dSLRs still lack the quality of film. They are getting close and on that day it is comparable, I think I will just have to run that camera into the ground.
I guess my point of what I am saying is I have known quite a few successful photographers who just shoot with one lens or just one old S___ty camera and still produce great results or have a incredible style. I guess I am just having a tough time understanding the importance an extra little gidget or gadget will make over the long run ;o)
Question - do most people put their RAW images through DPP?
I've just switched from shooting in jpg to RAW 1 week ago (!), and have stayed with my trusty Aperture. Thus far, seems OK, although I've never used DPP. Am only scratching the surface of what I can do with RAW.
Digmypics is here in the Phoenix AZ (Gilbert) area and they do their scanning in house...at that is what their website says.
I use a Nikon ED4000 film scanner myself for my old Kodachromes and the newer Provia slides with VueScan software and while it does take a while to scan each slide, I am happy with the results. Do not make the error of throwing away the slides after you get them scanned....it is possible better scanners and/or software will come along and then you may want to re-scan them. I did just that when I got the Nikon to replace an HP Photosmart scanner.
Shopping a clearance house like Amazon is somewhat shaky ground, as they do not necessarily get their products direct from the OEM like B & H.
I sounted out what I want done, there are 451 slides. Scancafe can do that for $330 (4000 dpi, JPG+TIFF, dust/scratch removal)
For my time, I'd rather spend $300 than 100 hours! And as long as they come back as TIFF, they can essentially be treated as RAW and manipulated in ACR.
I have never used scancafe and cannot speak for them but for that many slides it seems like that's kinda a low price or will have a ridiculous turnaround time... either way i'd err on the "if it sounds too good to be true..." but it it works out well and doesn't look shabby, more power to you.
I see "scancafe" advertised a lot. If you use the code ROCKWELL21AUG11 (from Kenrockwell.com) you get a 21% discount. Are you still shooting E6? If so, have you considered getting a new scanner? The Epson V700/V750 gets good reviews. I'm using a Canonscan 9500F. This works extremely well for medium format and isn't too bad with 35mm. Its discontinued, but you see them cheap on ebay occassionally. The 9500F has FARE, which is a dust and scratch reduction feature.
I'd be curious to hear how you go. My better 35mm scans are probably as good as digital shots, but most aren't quite there. It would be interesting to hear how good professional scans are.