Summary: I'm a photo-restorer, and when my last scanner pooped out, I did some research to look for a good scanner which would also allow me to scan in slides and film. I decided on this one. I couldn't be happier with it so far, after a few months.
Amazing results, excellent workflow possible, high quality for such a low price
Jerry Loyd, Amazon
4 August 2014
Summary: Amazing results. I'm archiving a 55 year old collection of 35mm slides; the machine paid for itself after only 4 boxes of slides, compared to commercial services. The resulting images are so much better than I ever could have expected, and I did not mess around with adjustments or filters.
Summary: I bought this scanner to transfer film negatives to digital files. It does that....kind of. My complaint is about the film strip holder. It is flimsy and does not work well with old negatives like mine. I've had these film strips for 10 to 30 years.
Conclusion: I got the Canoscan specifically to scan slides and negatives from my film camera days. It really delivers the goods. My only gripe is that it only handles 35mm film (only the 9000 model handles medium format).
Summary: Pros: It does a good job of scanning my old film and slides, and is also capable of scanning photos, documents, etc. It has buttons on the scanner itself to generate pdfs. Cons: The software works with Windows 7 but it felt like it was designed back in the Windows XP days.
Conclusion: I love, love, love this scanner! So easy to install and easy to use. The best part is, I can put multiple photos on the scanner bed at one time. The scanner detects and scans each separately and automatically, all in under a minute.
Pros: Fast Connectivity, High resolution, High-speed scanning, easy to use
Summary: When opening the box and looking at this scanner for the very first time, the feeling of deja vu I had was inescapable. I thought for sure that 1998 would soon be calling, asking for its scanner back. This is one big, honking device - far too large to leave on my desk over the long run.
Conclusion: I found about 1000 slides in an old box out in the garage. Also a bunch of old black and white pictures and negatives. All these things are almost 50 years old. Since I no longer have the slide projector or any darkroom equipment , I wanted a way to view and save these images on my computer.