Summary: Have owned this scanner for several years and it does work well and have never had an issue. It comes with negative adapters for various size slides and negatives. It works really well on those old slides. On photographs for some reason I don't see a good color representation.
Summary: I bought this scanner because of the reviews giving it high grades for image quality and I found that to be true. The user interface may take a little time getting used to if you've been using a different brand scanner. All in all, I'm happy with the purchase.
Summary: Good News, Bad News. I purchased this scanner based on numerous positive reviews. I was looking primarily for a negative/slide scanner, but I did not want to lay out the bucks for a dedicated slide scanner.
Summary: The Canon Canoscan 8800f is an excellent scanner for film and photos. That said, do not believe the printed literature for the included items. The package supposedly contains a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Summary: I've now had this CanoScan 8800F Canon CanoScan 8800F Color Film/Negative/Photo Scanner (2168B002) for a bit over a month. It was purchased to replace an Epson scanner that had begun to fail. This Canon has been working very well for me for scanning both photos and documents.
Summary: I give the product a 4 out of 5 overall star rating primarily for it's scanning quality/capability and flexibility particularly when you consider the price point at which it is offered. It doesn't get that additional 1 star due to some of it's shortcomings.
Summary: (Updated 1/28/2012) I have scanned approximately 2500 slides with the Canon 8800F. The scan results are adequate for my slides, but I am not as enthusiastic about this scanner as some of the reviewers. It is way too slow for a large job when the scan is at 3200 dpi.
Summary: I bought one for scanning negatives. I think it is great. All the various options and settings took a bunch of experimentation to sort out. I have ended up with 2400 dpi (4800 doesn't add any detail to my scans) high dust removal (doesn't detract from the scans) and the unsharpen filter ON (though...