I'm considering purchasing the IA-20(S) film adapter for my Nikon Coolscan 5000. I know the difference between the two is that one scan 25 and the other 40. My quest is: How do I tell the difference between the two models? IS there a way to physically tell, or do I have to plug it into the scanner and somehow get the information from the software? Thanks.
So they're essentially the same thing? I'm seeing the IA-20(S) fetching a bit more in terms of price than the IA-20. There was a person telling me that the difference was the 25 vs 40. It's very possible that he was just trying to get the price bumped up on me.
So I take it that there isn't any real way to tell the difference between the two, and that I shouldn't really care much because they're pretty much identical?
This is in reply to the PM you sent me. I don't have, and have never used, the IA20(S) and do not know the answer to your question. I suggest that you ask Nikon. The difference may be due to naming differences between the regions in which the units were sold (U.S. vs. Europe, for example). Since you are considering the purchase, perhaps the seller can provide that information. Is there any designation of model number on the adapter?
Did you purchase an aps adapter? I have one and a 5000 scanner but I am having trouble using it. I would appreciate your experience. Also the IA-20(s) is molded into the bottom so it's easy to tell the difference.