Bought this for $10 at my local thrift store in perfect condition
9 March 2014
Summary: This is a superb scanner! For it's age, it holds its premium qualities very well. Unfortunately, Canon no longer update the drivers for this scanner, so any newer versions of Windows that succeeds Windows 7 32bit WILL NOT support this scanner.
Summary: This is one of those computer peripherals that looks good on paper but lets you down when you get down to using it because although it is higher spec than what most people will pay for, it is still designed for people who have no idea why they want it.
Summary: This scanner was purchased for the purpose of scanning many family photos and for that purpose it did a great job initially. I was able to put four pictures on the platter and it would create four JPEGs, one for each picture. Nice touch.
Summary: I bought this scanner 2 days ago in Phoenix and returned it today. Software takes almost 20 min. to install, is very confusing to use ( compared to a Visioneer 7300 which I have) there is no power switch meaning that the scanner is always on.
Summary: I bought this scanner because the image ratings were great. What I got was a scanner that spends more time warming up and thinking than scanning. This has caused a 4 fold increase in my scan times. As they say, time is money!
Summary: I was looking for a high image quality FAST flat bed scanner and found 2 within my budget both MSRP$199, Canon 8000F and Epson 3170 so I bought 2 to compare. Both exhibit excellent image and text quality, both include negative/slide adapter and both have great software bundle.
Summary: The 8000F is a classic example of caveat emptor. Oh, it scans photos perfectly well, but the bundled OCR software works only in Classic mode -- and very slowly. If you are experienced reader of instructions, you can probably figure this out.
Summary: Having chosen the Canoscan 8000F and the Epson 2400 as my short list, I finally selected the Canon. Why? In the shop (Australia) both machines were on display - the Epson seemed very flimsy compared to the Canon - the lid of the Epson came away in my hand! I have a flat-screen iMac.
Summary: I've bought this scanner to scan both reflective media and films. Paper scans are amazingly clear, 35mm film scan is acceptable for a flat bed, but still not close to that from a HP s20. FARE takes out a lot of detail, but help a lot with the dust. Using it at the low setting work best for me.