Summary: I had a canon 8400 and the power supply died. This one was one up newer model. It arrived well packaged and operates exactly as my old one. It has more resolution and functions very well for me. I scan mostly black and white copy, but when I scan a photo the output from it is superb.
Summary: I looked at a number of scanning devices, and features offered by the CanoScan appealed to me. I had never used a scanner, but I wanted to put some slides on disks, and I found that a number I had taken some 40 years ago had faded and turned pink.
Summary: I bought this to scan 35 mm slides. Period. Opened it up, set it up, followed the instructions. Didn't work with slides. Tried it on two more computers. Still didn't work with slides. Studied and re-studied documentation (real men don't ask for directions).
Summary: Scanned some samples from the hundreds of Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides in my archives. Excellent results!! Same with color negatives. The software is also very good and easy to use. I highly recommend the 8600F for digitizing slides and negatives.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to scan thousands of film strips and slides from an old family archive. So far I have only scanned 300+ 35 mm b&w negative film strips. At the 4800 resolution, it takes about 1 hour to scan 2 strips of 6 pictures each.
Summary: I bought this scanner to finally digitize a rather large collection of 35mm negatives and slides. After a small amount of jiggering, I am steadily reducing the physical pile and getting great images, enhanced when neded to overcome fading and grain.
Summary: I bought this scanner specifically to convert slides to jpeg images. It did take a phone call to Cannon to configure the scanner, but once done, it worked wonderfully. I will repeat what I said in reference to my Cannon MP780-- Cannon support is excellent.
Summary: I have had several scanners in the price raange of this Canon CS8600F but this one has them all beat, hands down. I bought this one for the picure scan capabilities and so far it has done an excelent job for me.
Summary: Amazon beat the major retailers by about $20, plus got the free shipping, so even better. Scanner arrived in 2 days and packed solid. Set up was easy and I sat for hours scanning old negatives and color slides found in boxes at relatives homes and those we had, many of these slides and negatives...