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.
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.
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.
Summary: I purchased this to archive a lot of photographs. The main reason I wanted this was its ability to batch scan (fill the platen and during the scan it automatically separates each picture in its own file). But, the software has a few issues. First, it will not batch-scan photographs above 600 dpi.
Summary: Well worth it for $200. For the most part I'm loving it. MP Navigator software to capture images straightforwards. No real issues with OS X (10.4.11) Only complaints are that you can only scan 4 slides at a time and after scanning a few dozen images, there begins to appear black horizontal lines...
Summary: I am getting great results from this scanner BUT the hook on the white platen that fits on the lid just snapped off on the first day with no out-of-the-norm action on my part. The negative holder is super-flimsy as well so I am giving it extra care. (Wish me luck - I'm about to call Canon.
Excerpt: The Canon CanoScan 8800f The canon CanoScan 8800f is a near perfect scanner. It is used in our school and after using it for recent Art coursework i was very impressed. It took around ten seconds to scan an A4 sheet, which is pretty quick in my opinion. The quality is also good.