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 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.
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..
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.
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. The colours come out well and although it was not perfect, it's hard to expect a perfect scan of a watercolour painting, as the colours were not bold.