Summary: I’ve had the Cannon 9000F Mark II for one week today (11/7/14) and have scanned approximately 500 35mm slides and several negative film strips. Although most of the slides are in the original cardboard mounts from Kodak, a number of them are cropped down using masks and mounted in thin glass. The scanner preformed excellently with both normal slides and the glass mounted ones.
Summary: As a senior geek, my scanner experience goes back to futzing with the early Microteks. In 20 or so years, not much has changed in the futzing department; while the quality of scanned images is impressive. Surely the Marketing Department of Canon came up with the dumbed down Software that comes with - and is on the CanoScan website - for the CanoScan 9000F, especially the "My Image Garden", right down to the grade school name. It's not rocket science folks.
I think the unit is terrific. I find the software EXTREMELY confusing and difficult ...
Andrew J Petersen, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: I think the unit is terrific. I find the software EXTREMELY confusing and difficult to figure out. I'm sure I am not using a fraction of this scanner's capability because I just can't figure out how to use the software correctly. Every time I try to do something, I end up taking a scan before I'm ready because the software has no "exit" capability. Not even a red X to click on when you don't want to proceed.
Summary: I bought this because I needed better scans of color prints than I could get from my office multifunction printer/scanner, and this certainly meets that need. I compared scans from my printer scanner with scans of the same print from the Canoscan, and the results are far better -- more accurate colors, better correction of defects, and faster.
Summary: so far so good, I bought this scanner mainly to scan old slides. After getting it set up properly it has worked very well. Takes about 20 seconds to scan each slide. No complaints at all except the instructions are hard to follow and setup is not easy because of the poor instructions.
Summary: I do not write many reviews, finding that most who precede me have done a fantastic job already. But I was caught completely off-guard in the purchase of the Canon 9000F MKII scanner. First, I am very pleased with this scanner as a piece of hardware. The fit and finish are excellent as would be expected from Canon at this price point. The footprint on my desk is quite reasonable considering the capabilities of this scanner. Performance in terms of speed, quietness, etc.
Summary: I am working a major photo scan effort of over 5000 35mm slides and 8000 historical photos. The Canon CanoScan 9000F MarkII paired with Photoshop CC is a photo scanners dream. This device is Fast! And the supporting software is a huge help when it comes to removing scratches and brightening up 100 year old photos before puling them into either Paintshop Pro 6X or Photoshop CC.
Summary: I've had this scanner now for about a month, and I've run several hundred 35 mm slides, dozens of 4x5, 620, 120, and other large and medium format black and white negatives and a few 35mm black and white negatives through it. This scanner is very fast, thanks to USB II, and if you take the time to tweak the settings, you'll be very happy with the results.
Summary: I give this a 3 star for the simple fact that if you don't have a canon printer you have to save into file to be able to print the item. I guess I should have checked into this a little deeper but I figured it would be like most scanners you can print right off the scan. I have a HP printer so I have to scan then save to print. I went into the properties and changed it all around but it still wants to use the canon software to edit and print.