Summary: Pros: A year later and it still scans great. If you need a true high quality scan this is much better than most all-in-one printer/scanner/fax machines will give you. If you're just scanning documents to PDFs or OCR software, this scanner is probably overkill.
Summary: Scan quality is good but I estimate I can do about 40-50 slides an hour if I'm lucky.
Slide holder is delicate and will eventually break. It would be nice to buy a couple extra film/slide guides for loading while a set is scanning and to prepare for breakage. But you cant buy them.
Summary: This product is justifiably regarded as a best buy by Consumer Reports. As always, I found all of their observations and assessments to be correct. I bought this scanner to digitize a few thousand of my father's 35mm slides, many of them over 50 years old. The results exceeded my expectations.
Summary: This product is a good first scanner for a hobbyist who wants to begin scanning images into various projects. I can only give it three stars,however, because the attachment that permits scanning slides and negatives, which is of considerable importance to me, is poorly designed.
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan all of my pre-digital photos. First it is REALLY easy to use. The quality is great. I did have some trouble with what looked like pixels on the scans but that was just in the scanner software. The scans in every other application were perfect.
Summary: I had used this scanner for several months with no problems and good imaging quality. Like several people have reported here, I had a serious issue when I recently went to scan some slides, with a bright stripe appearing in all of the images.
Summary: This is a great scanner for the money, but you need to be realistic about what you're getting. If you're going to do some occasional scanning -- especially of slides or film -- you'll be OK. It's not robust enough to use professionally.
Wow! I'm scanning slides from the 1940s w/in 10 min of setup!!!
J. Muench, Amazon
3 January 2008
Summary: I have been toting around a shoebox of my dad's slides since he passed away. There are about 500 Kodachrome transparencies of family vacations, army photos, and all us kids at Easter and Christmas. Even without cleaning the slides, I am completely amazed at how good these are coming out!