VueScan is compatible with the Nikon LS-8000 on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
If VueScan isn't working with the Firewire cable, try a different Firewire port or a different Firewire cable.
This scanner has an infrared lamp for scanning film. VueScan's 'Filter | Infrared clean' option can be used to remove dust spots from film scans. This is similar to (and we think better than) the ICE and FARE algorithms.
It scans with both visible light and infrared light in a single pass.
Infrared cleaning works well with all types of color negative and color slide film, including Kodachrome. However, silver-based black/white film doesn't work with infrared cleaning because the silver particles look the same in visible light and infrared light.
All types of Nikon film adapters are supported.
When scanning Medium Format film, use a ruler to measure the distance from the start of one frame to the start of the next frame and then set 'Input | Frame spacing' to this distance (in millimeters).
If you're using Windows and you've installed a Nikon driver, VueScan's built-in drivers won't conflict with this. If you haven't installed a Windows driver for this scanner, VueScan will automatically install a driver.
You can use this scanner on Mac OS X and Linux without installing any other software.
Nikon sold this scanner in some countries as the CoolScan 8000 ED.