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.
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.
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.
Very very good for prints, just good for negatives.
Dennis Hueber, Amazon
2 March 2014
Summary: A much reviewed product. Also, some very good tech reviews on other web sites. I thought I might have something to add? I bought this scanner because my new printer/scanner "all in one" (a canon mx340) does not do a good job scanner photos (prints).
Summary: I bought this scanner primarily for scanning slides. It has many features that I have not (and probably will not) use, but it appears to be very versatile. I have been using a Canon 8600F for some time and have been very pleased with it, and continue to use it for other things.
Summary: I will never give a product 5 Stars just because nothing is perfect. Although, so far it is operating very well. I have scanned 35mm mounted slides. From other reviews that I have read and my experience with other scanners I scanned the same slide several times with different dpi and other settings...
Summary: This scanner is excellent "bang for buck" ! That said - it definitely needs SilverFast 8 in order to get rid of the scanner noise (random pixels generated by imperfect CCD elements); the Multi-Exposure feature of SilverFast dramatically increases the scanner's dynamic range (ability to differentiate...
Summary: I bought this to scan slides from the 60's to late 70's. I was initially looking at one of those devices that feeds slides through one at a time and was a little concerned about picture quality.
Summary: Love this new Canon scanner. Because it uses LEDs, there is virtually no warm-up time needed, and the scans, at 300 dpi, are very quick. The weak link (and the reason for only 4-stars) is that the scanning software is pretty weak for anyone more advanced.