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: 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.) The scans of 45-year-old negatives is really great - no complaints there.
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
Amazon Customer, Amazon
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.
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. If you have several small photographs that you want scanned at a higher resolution, you must scan 1 at a time.
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 that run along the top and/or bottom of the images. Totally weird. Quitting the software and restarting the scanner helps only temporarily..
Conclusion: Jag blev missnöjd med resultatet när jag skannar negativ/dia, tycker bilderna blir för oskarpa. Oskarp mask fixar problemet hyffsat bra, men inte tillräckligt. Har lagt upp en testbild med info på min hemsida som man kan ladda hem (55Mb): http://www.mranderson.se/skanner/skanner.zip
Jag tror att problemet är att negativ/dia hamnar en liten bit ovanför glaset och därav får man en oskärpa.
Pros: Snabb, får till färgerna bra utan att få ex rödstick, bra pris.
Cons: Oskarpa bilder från negativ/dia, lite sladdriga filmhållare.