Summary: I bought this solely as a reasonable priced film scanner. Although difficult, it worked on my first go-around. The last time I tried to scan, I could barely get it to work with 35mm, although 120 works fine. A decent low-priced film scanner with great value. I'd recommend it, but not overwhelmingly.
Summary: I have this Canon CanoScan. I really got a lot of use out of it with scanning old photos. I give it 5 stars for that. However, the negative scanner is another story. FI hauled out a few thousand negative strips from 1989-1995. Today I started scanning them... LOL....I will be 100 years old when they are finished. First of all, this machine was designed in the last several years. Film was no longer popular for most of us.
Summary: Scans great!. However after 2 or 3 scans I get a black streak in the results and some parts of the scanned slide are missing. This happens if I do several scans before doing any editing, but if I spent some time doing the editing before scanning, the scans are okay. So, do not scan scan scan edit, instead do scan, edit, scan, edit, scan edit, etc.
Summary: This scanned was purchased to scan those old slides my parents have that are fading away. This products only scans four slides at a time so maybe when I have alot of time I'll get them all done. This product does do a good job scanning the slides and is rather quick about it. Can download those pics to the computer with only a few key strokes. What I didn't like was the instructions.
Summary: I needed a quality scanner to digitize 1700 slides for archiving. The CanoScan is a well designed and solid scanner, but the slide insert held only 4 slides...which meant a lot more scans. I also noticed a glitch in the software involving how the scanner decided the picture area of the slide (the actual photo area of my slides had a wide variety of aspect ratios).
Summary: I bought this scanner on reputation. I really haven't put it to use at this time but I intend to in the near future. I am looking forward to using the slide feature as well as old pictures. I build the catalogs for our business and scan all our own pictures. So for me personally I can only say that it scans but my nieghbor has one and is very pleased with its performance. I hope that I will be also.
Great scanner but beware of mechanical design issue
9 September 2009
Summary: Pros: great image quality, resolution, quick, and quiet. Cons: Mechanical longevity. After about 20 days of significant use over the course of an year, the glass platten came unglued. I was scanning mostly slides, film, and photos. No books, so no extra pressure/weight on the platten. Strangely, the platten is not supported by anything underneath - it is simply suspended from the plastic frame by glue.
Summary: From description it seemed that a feeder would facilitate scanning multiple pictures at once. The process is limited to 4 on the flat bed. Saving as individual pictures is difficult. It could be the way I am scanning however I have not been able to download a friendly user manual to help me with the process.