Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

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Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby tobias.prinsen » Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:47 am

Minolta has released a new scanner in the Dimage Scan line. Can we expect silverfast to support this scanner in the futher? How is the support for the Dimage Scan III? Last messages are from december, is there any news about how much more development time is needed. Or does minolta frustrate the process by being no supportive?

Minolta should realise that Silverfast support is important for many people who decide to buy a filmscanner.

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Postby LSI_Noack » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:07 pm

Dear Tobias Prinsen

we are planning to support that Minolta scanner.
A date for release has not been scheduled yet. Please bear with us...

Thanks for your kind understanding,
Sonny

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Postby LSI_Rossee » Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:07 pm

Dear All.

We now support the Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III and DiMAGE Scan Dual IV filmscanners.

Both are priced EUR 228,- incl. optional IT8 calibration and the necessary 35mm target.

SilverFast Ai and demo versions are available --> https://www.silverfast.com/product/Minolta/433/en.html


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Re: Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby rwelch » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:31 pm

when will the snow leopard drivers be available for the DS IV?

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Re: Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby LSI_Heidorn » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:37 pm

Dear rwelch,
unluckily in the Minolta case we had to work with their drivers and they did not bother to update them to Snow Leopard...
So the only chance would be to directly drive the scanner and to completely rewrite the Minolta code in SilverFast.

We are hearing you but we need to get the idea that this effort is worth the work we would have to invest so we take notice of the problem and if there are enough possible sales we will do so.

Right now it doesn't look as if we will undertake this risk, lets see if there is more demand for it, Snow Leopard is still young and there are quite some Minoltas out there...

Sorry if that sounds like bad news, only trying to be honest and helpful !

best regards,

Nils Heidorn

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Re: Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby rwelch » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:24 pm

2 months on and no news? Have you decided to support the Dual Scan 4 yet?

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Re: Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:23 am

Unfortunately the expenses necessary to create a working are not justified yet.
There are too few people requesting this scanner to invest the large amount of time necessary.

kind regards
Arne Ketelhohn

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Re: Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby RedPanda18 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi, I'd like to add my vote for Scan Dual IV support please. I think this is an underrated scanner and I don't think I am alone in this opinion - there are are three for sale on eBay at the moment and they are selling for over EUR300. This is amazing for such an old piece of kit.

I have got my Scan Dual working under my Windows 7 64bit operating system and I can use the original Minolta software ok but I would much prefer to use just one application, Silverfast.

Any chance of support? I understand the economics, and I appreciate your candor in the earlier post, but here is one customer who would love to see the scanner supported by yourselves under the current Windows.

Thank you.

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Re: Support for Minolta Dimage Scan IV

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:33 pm

Dear customer,

thank you for your feedback.
I will forward your request to our product management.

kind regards,
Arne Ketelhohn


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