FAQ Noritsu LS-600

This FAQ has been created to support users of the Noritsu LS-600 with the help of the Facebook Group “Noritsu Scanner User’ and Richard Johnson of Lago Vista Film Lab.
All questions and answers are related to the standalone version of the software. This FAQ does not cover the use of the EZ controller.



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  • How does the Noritsu compare to a setup with a professional digital camera like the Nikon d810 and the D850 camera’s and a good light source and capture one software the capture therered . Or even a good consumer range camera of canon or Nikon with a macro lens. Like speed, colour and dynamic range and user friendly. Know there are a lot of variables with a dslr setup. But im curieus what produces better results.

    • Damien Derouene
      March 5, 2018 4:12 pm

      I came through the same question some time ago.
      I’m actually also using my Canon 5D Mark IV with the 100mm Macro to scan some mounted slides. Here is my experience and a brief summary of the Pros and Cons:
      + Very fast scanning especially with uncut roll of films
      + Easy workflow for negative as the scanner does the conversion
      – Some grain is visible from the CCD sensor of the scanner. Some people will consider this as the grain of the film. There are a lot of debates on this on some forums.
      – Impossible to scan mounted slides and medium format film

      DSLR + Macro Lens:
      + Can provide better dynamic range especially to recover shadows (even with the Canon 5D Mark IV which is not the best in this domain)
      + Possible to scan mounted slides and medium format films
      – Very slow process to scan large quantity of photos
      – More complex workflow for negative films (Require 3rd party software to convert negative to positive)
      – Require a light table to produce quality light to illuminate the film
      – Require a macro stand to mount the camera

      I personally use my DSLR for mounted slides and my LS-600 for all the rest.

      I will try to write a article in the next few weeks with some side by side scan comparison.

    May 18, 2018 5:47 am

    Planning on Buying a HS-1800, for medium format work, would you know anyone who would be able to help with the Purchase and set up of the machine?

  • I’m considering buying a used Noritsu for a very good price. However, it says that yet needs to be cleaned, but after cleaning it the same message is still there. Any idea what problem this could be and if it is fixable?


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