Conclusion: There was a lot of 126 and 110 film sold in the past that I would like to scan. I like the resolution of this scanner but I can't scan my files of 126 and 110 negatives as there is no provision for it in the hardware or the software. Get with it Canon.
Summary: The software included with this scanner is not intuitive at all. The software has the look and feel of something created ten years ago. You can not scan at resolutions greater than 600 DPI when operating from the scanner. The scanner configuration application is also dated. The scanner itself seems to be ok but the software is not acceptable. Canon needs to get its act together and create or purchase a good software package for their scanners.
Summary: I was comparing dedicated slide and film scanners, but the reviews suggested that they really don't do a great job. The CanoScan 9000F MKII is great for this--it comes with scanning frames and software for three different film/slide formats, and works very well as a photo/document scanner as well. Fast scans, high quality images.
Summary: Works as stated. Quick scans with very little warm-up time. Scanning of 8 x 11 color photos is excellent--can't distinguish the scanned image from the original. No problem scanning to file and the printer. Haven't used scan to e=mail and film strip and 35 mm slides yet.
Summary: Excellent scanner, especially its ability to scan old slides. The "Fare" technology does work and the ability to scan TIFF files makes post editing and correction better. While the automatic features of scanning work well, I prefer using "Scangear" as it lets you use different settings. I found, through trial and error, that scanning my old slides at 2400 dpi with"Fare" activated to medium and TIFF files works the best for files size and picture quality.
Summary: I have thousands of old printed pictures to capture. I put four pictures at a time on the canon 9000. It scans all at once but saves each picture separately. I really like that feature. So far it is doing everything I want it to do for me.
Summary: I bought this scanner to scan old negatives and it seemed like a good choice based on the reviews. I was very disappointed. I, who am very technical, found the software non-intuitive and difficult to use. I also didn't like the flimsiness of the negative holders which kept popping out of the slots designed to hold them on the scan bed. I bought an Epson V600 instead. I found the Epson software much easier and more efficient to use.
Summary: At a 4800 dpi setting it takes about 5 minutes to do four slides/ The results are quite good and with my old scanner it took that long to do one slide with lower resolution. The software does a pretty good job of recovering old slides, even ektachrome ones that have faded to red.
Summary: This is the 1st LED scanner I've used. This scanner scans images and documents very quickly. The software allows you to scan multiple images at a time, but you must put about a 1/2 inch gap between the pictures. I highly recommend this scanner.