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.
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.
Summary: No software CD or any documentation was included with the scanner. The box and packaging did NOT look like it had previously been opened. Had to find and then download the software. Worked fine after I did that. SERIOUSLY DISAPPOINTED in the scan quality of scanned slides.
Summary: My intent was to use this scanner to replace a defunct Canon Model 8600F scanner which I had used to scan many thousands of slides and photos. Upon receiving the new scanner I scanned approximately 100 slides which seemed to be not as sharp and slides scanned with the previous scanner.
Couldn't scan more than one image from a negative strip
20 June 2012
Summary: I bought this because of the good reviews, on Amazon and off. I could not get it to scan color negatives without erroring out. Spent a lot of time with Canon customer support. Returned the first. Got a second. Had the same problem. Returned the second. Trying out the Epson v600.
Great photo scanner, not so great negative scanner
10 February 2012
Summary: As a photo scanner it's great. It's fast (which is a plus) and the pictures (especially the faded ones I'm dealing with) look awesome. If you place more than one picture on the glass, however, PREVIEW the images first. The scanner tends to meld them into one picture.
Summary: I have recently been getting back into medium format film shooting and wanted to create digital archives of the film negatives. Going though several professional reviews and user reviews, I purchased the Canon CanoScan 9000F because I heard good things about it's film scanning capabilities.
Summary: I have thousands of color slides, mostly the Sierra's, that have blue skies, granite, and lakes. The blue in the sky and lakes is not a correct blue. The corrections I made to the scanned product in Advanced Mode was only partially successful.
Summary: I ordered this scanner for scanning negatives. From the reviews I read, this seemed to be the best negative scanner one could buy without spending crazy money. The scanner does indeed scan at quite high resolution, but the images are out of focus.