CanoScan 9000F MkII scanner and Mac OS 10.8

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CanoScan 9000F MkII scanner and Mac OS 10.8
Apr 28, 2013

Does anyone have this scanner, and will it work with Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion ?  The specs say OS 10.5.8 - 10.7, but since I don't know how old this model is, I didn't know if it would work on 10.8 with updated specs ?  Or is there a newer model in this category of scanners.  I'm interested mainly in scanning some 35 mm slides.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/905050-REG/Canon_6218B002_CanoScan_9000F_Mark_II.html

Thanks... carolyn

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I bought and installed this scanner when I was still operating 10.6.8 and have since installed OS 10.8.  The scanner is a delight to operate and needs no warm-up and is quiet.  Better than all of my previous scanners !  I found that the accompanying software is quite lacking particularly if you are scanning 35mm slides.  I now use VueScan 9 Pro Edition and after a little learning curve is quite good, as an all-around program and well worth the entry fee ! By downloading the operating manual for VueScan - you will speed up the learning curve.  I highly recommend the 9000F MkII.

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W Pontius wrote:

I bought and installed this scanner when I was still operating 10.6.8 and have since installed OS 10.8.  The scanner is a delight to operate and needs no warm-up and is quiet.  Better than all of my previous scanners !  I found that the accompanying software is quite lacking particularly if you are scanning 35mm slides.  I now use VueScan 9 Pro Edition and after a little learning curve is quite good, as an all-around program and well worth the entry fee ! By downloading the operating manual for VueScan - you will speed up the learning curve.  I highly recommend the 9000F MkII.

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Thanks a lot Pontius.   You've answered my question exactly, as I have one Mac running 10.6.8 (can't go any higher), and one running 10.8, so I should be fine.  And thanks for the head's up re: VueScan.  I had read some message  about it on a Retouching forum thread,  and was thinking it might be good to have.

I really appreciate your info, and will order the CanoScan this week.

carolyn

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W Pontius wrote:

I bought and installed this scanner when I was still operating 10.6.8 and have since installed OS 10.8.  The scanner is a delight to operate and needs no warm-up and is quiet.  Better than all of my previous scanners !  I found that the accompanying software is quite lacking particularly if you are scanning 35mm slides.  I now use VueScan 9 Pro Edition and after a little learning curve is quite good, as an all-around program and well worth the entry fee ! By downloading the operating manual for VueScan - you will speed up the learning curve.  I highly recommend the 9000F MkII.

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Do you know the difference in the regular and pro versions of VueScan?  I couldn't find much info re: that on their website.  I have scanned a few slides using a Promaster holder that clipped onto my old Pro 1 lens, (because it was the right size and focal length). They worked quite well, but it was a very tedious setup.  The scanned slides which were from tombs in Egypt where you can no longer photograph, and they snapped into correct color with only "auto-color" in PS.  I have no idea, of course, how the color will translate with the CanoScan, so am interested in the VueScan, but don't know if I really need the pro version or what.  Any input will be much appreciated !  

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Re: CanoScan 9000F MkII scanner and Mac OS 10.8
In reply to c.hammett, Apr 30, 2013

c.hammett wrote:

Does anyone have this scanner, and will it work with Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion ?  The specs say OS 10.5.8 - 10.7, but since I don't know how old this model is, I didn't know if it would work on 10.8 with updated specs ?  Or is there a newer model in this category of scanners.  I'm interested mainly in scanning some 35 mm slides.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/905050-REG/Canon_6218B002_CanoScan_9000F_Mark_II.html

Thanks... carolyn

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http://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/canon_9000f_mark_ii.html

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Re: Difference between standard & Pro VueScan ...
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c.hammett wrote:

Do you know the difference in the regular and pro versions of VueScan?  I couldn't find much info re: that on their website.  I have scanned a few slides using a Promaster holder that clipped onto my old Pro 1 lens, (because it was the right size and focal length). They worked quite well, but it was a very tedious setup.  The scanned slides which were from tombs in Egypt where you can no longer photograph, and they snapped into correct color with only "auto-color" in PS.  I have no idea, of course, how the color will translate with the CanoScan, so am interested in the VueScan, but don't know if I really need the pro version or what.  Any input will be much appreciated !  

carolyn

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Stated in The Vuescan Bible 2011 edition published by Rocky Nook :

"Standard vs. Professional Edition

Due to the flexibility of VueScan’s licensing regulations, there is only

one major decision that you have to make before purchasing: do you

want the Standard or Professional Edition? The Standard Edition costs

$39.95, and the Professional Edition costs $79.95—about twice as much.

The Professional Edition off ers some nice features that you will not find

in the Standard Edition. None of them is a must—you can do proper

scanning with the Standard version, too—but the extra features can be

quite useful.

The first of these Professional Edition exclusive features is the ability

to create raw scan fi les, which can be extremely helpful during batch

scanning. When you use this feature, you can concentrate on the scan

itself and do all your confi gurations later when processing the raw file.

With the Standard Edition of VueScan, you have to decide before scanning

whether you want to use Infrared Clean or not. If you change your

mind and decide you want to fi ne tune an image further, you would

have to rescan it. But if you have a raw scan fi le, all you have to do is simply

change the settings—there’s no need to do a time-consuming rescan.

Th e second feature exclusive to the Professional Edition is the embedding

of ICC profi les. With IT8 color calibration, the third Professional

feature, you can even create your own profi les. These features

are quite convenient, as they help you produce true colors throughout

the workfl ow. Whether you really need them or not depends on what

you are scanning—e.g., for slides, IT8 color calibration is useful, while

for negatives it is not. In addition, the ability to embed color profi les and

do color calibration will help improve picture quality only if you have a

good scanner; if you have a cheap scanner, these options are more or less

a waste of time. A poor quality scanner will produce mismatched colors

whether you calibrate it or not.

The fourth and potentially most important feature of the Professional

Edition is an unlimited upgrade period. Ed Hamrick actively improves

VueScan. Every two weeks or so, a new version is available for download.

Most modifications are improved hardware support and bug fixes, but

from time to time new features and GUI improvements are available.

Thus, it makes sense to update your VueScan installation from time to

time. With VueScan Professional, you can upgrade as many times as

you like. With the Standard Edition, you can upgrade for only one year,

and then you have to buy a new license. Thus, it doesn’t take long for the

higher price of the Professional Edition to pay off ."

I recommend the you purchase a copy of "The Vuescan Bible".

Jim

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Re: Difference between standard & Pro VueScan ...Perfect answer !
In reply to BeachnCruz, Apr 30, 2013

Jim, thanks for all this info and for the link.  In view of the info you gave me above,  I think the Standard version would be fine for me.  I have about 15,000 35mm slides from trips dating back to the mid 70', and need to go through them to  select maybe 100-200 to scan, just for my own digital files.  I would be doing any pp with CS6. I don't have any negs or other photo files, so any other use I might find would be negligible in light of my use.

You've answered my questions exactly !

Thanks again... and Cheers !

carolyn

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