Summary: I received delivery in an unbelievable 21 hours! I had gone out and examined the Cannon 5000F before I placed the order with Amazon.com. I've installed it on Windows XP and am pleased beyond expectations. I primarily wanted it for film and slide copying. It does that and copying and photo scanning up to my expectations and standards. I 've been involved in photography (darkroom included) for years and find this great to bring my old technology up into the 21 century.
Summary: You can still get this scanner new at eBay or at some camera places. I got it solely because I wanted a film scanner, but could not afford a "real" one. Flatbed scanners are considered inferior for such things. Well, if this scanner is making inferior scans of negatives or slides, I can't tell! I think they are wonderful. It even has the FARE system, which is usually found on more expensive models.
Summary: I was able to set up the scanner with no difficulty on my 2.4GHz/512MB P4 system. It took about 20 minutes I guess to install the software and plug in the scanner. I have used the scanner primarily for photos. The multi-scan mode is GREAT. I have scanned 4 pictures at a time and they are put into 4 separate files. That's a huge time saver, and it works EVERY time for me despite what the editorial review said. I would never buy a scanner without multi-scan mode.
Summary: The Canon 5000F scanner provides high quality scans at a reasonable price. Being a professional photographer and newspaper cartoonist for 15 years, I've worked with numerous scanner models ranging from HP and Epson to even Microtek units. Yet, for the price, Canon outperforms them all with a "print-perfect" optical resolution of 2400x4800 dpi. I mostly use the scanner for digitalizing my artwork at a resolution of 1200dpi at an output scale of 100%.
Summary: I Promise a brief review. +1 SCANS 35mm slides 2 at a time +1 scans 35mm negatives 3 at a time +1 makes seperate files of each item on the glass automatically +1 super fast photo scanner -1 takes about 2 minutes to scan a single slide at 300dpi Overall the price and picture quality beat the time it takes to scan a slide (which is why i bought it). I had a pacific image prime film that was awful (ok if you are a yambag) and returned it.
Summary: I didn't buy the Canon Canoscan 5000F from Amazon.com, but this was the place I checked for all the specs, and where I read the reviews. I have been very pleased with the 5000F. I bought it yesterday, and in three hours last night, I was able to scan in nearly 200 photos. (200 photos singly; I haven't tried the multiple scan feature yet, but I can't wait to go home and try.) It's very simple to use, and the quality is fantastic.
Summary: I purchased the scanner with a bit of apprehension, due to the price, and the disparity with other scanners. It seemed a wee bit costly -- not overly so, just a bit. Knowing that Canon is a good company, and knowing that poor scanners truly a horrible experience, I bit the bullet and bought it. The software, combined with the scanner, are superb. I highly recommend this product.
Summary: I was researching scanners for a long time and finally debated between the Epson 2400 and the Canoscan 5000F which cost about the same. The Epson 2450 Photo seemed to have better image quality but cost about twice as much, and the Canoscan 8000 is only a bit faster and allows you to scan more slides at once than the 5000 model. Reviews seemed to favor the Canon model for color accuracy and the Epson model for speed.
Waiting for the right scanner? The Canon 5000F is it!
19 December 2002
Summary: I waited months to purchase a scanner after a bad experience with a Visioneer product shortly after I switched to XP (home edition). Goodness, was it worth the wait! I purchased the Canon based on my excellent experiences with other product lines, and knowing that this was the next, XP-designed generation. Truly plug'n'play, I was up, operational and scanning within five minutes.