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. I am very well satisfied with this item. So far this is the best scanner I have owned of a total of three others, all canons.
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. I wasn't too hopeful, but I put in some of the worst slides, and I was totally amazed by the results. Pictures of sea and sky were restord beyond belief.
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. (Amazon needs to pack the merchandise more securely, though.
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). Kept getting error message saying that I should check for "protective sheet". Tried the internet and Canon web site for help, couldn't find what I needed. Finally broke down and called them.
To Scan Prints or Negatives (film) - This is the Question..
Al Smith "Tn Hiker", Amazon
13 July 2008
Summary: I've used the CanoScan 8600F scanner for two weeks now scanning about 300 color photos, size 4" x 6". It works great with my 3 year old Dell PC running Windows XP with only 512 MB of RAM. I started off scanning negative film of my photos but noticed that even after careful cleaning of each 6 image strip that, more often than not, I'd see specks or fuzz on the scanned image which took a bit of time to correct using the included Adobe PhotoShop Elements 4.0 software (the...
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. While it is going to take me quite some time to get through all of the pictues, I have been very impressed by the scanner.
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. The techs answer quickly and are knowledgeable and polite. As I use Windows XP, I cannot speak to the Vista issue as relates to the software. You will not be disappointed with the scanner, nor with Cannon support.
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. I haven't explored all the possibilities of the software that came with the scanner other than fade correction -- which works fine. Most of the enhancements I do in PhotoShop and, on balance, the scanner is terrific.
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. I have done black and white negatives, and color slides with equally good results on both.
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 were from the 60's, some over 40 years old and this scanner was awesome. The enhancement and touchup ability is very cool!