Summary: I use it to scan negatives. The software it came with can do that all automatically but you can also manually adjust some settings. Nonetheless I use a third-party software for even more manual control. The scan quality is good. Low to medium resolution scan is fast. High resolution scan takes minutes. Although the scan is fine out of the scanner as is, to get the full potential out of the scan, it's best to sharpen and adjust it in a photo-editing software.
Summary: I purchased the CanoScan 9000f recently and wanted to review the scanner as I begin to work through the process of learning this unit. To set the stage, I am a photographer and I have never gone back and scanned my old film photographs. I have about 30 years of film and the task is a large one. I finally decided that I needed to buy something since I have my wedding photo proofs and they are now 15 Years old and I know that they will not last forever.
Summary: I bought this because I needed to scan a bunch of photos and the scanner in our HP all-in-one does not work in Windows 7. Plus it is very slow. This scanner made the job really easy. I could scan 3-4 photos at once with each coming out in a separate file. A secondary reason for getting this scanner was for its slide scanning capability. It works but is much slower. It's understandable since it has to scan at a much higher resolution than photos, just disappointing.
Summary: Update 3/28/11: After having used this for awhile I really like it, especially the scan to .pdf feature, which allows you to scan 1 or a million files to a single .pdf file, which I found to come in really handy lately. The hardware is really nice looking and scanning is quick, but image quality left me disappointed. After two hours of various tests I found that the Win7 native driver will produce a better scan than the Canon driver..
Summary: I have to say that buying this scanner was one of the best ideas I had in a long time... This is a really great scanner. Pro's and Con's below: Pros: o Best hardware resolution in the market (unless you want to spend $thousands) o Scans up to twelve 35mm negative frames at a time. o Ability to adjust many properties of the scan and output image in the Advanced tab of the software driver interface.
Summary: The Canon CanoScan 9000F is an outstanding film/slide scanner. It also accomplishes excellent images of old photographs and old newspaper items. I opened the shipping box, unpacked the hardware, then read the simple instructions. I installed the driver software, plugged the CanoScan into my iMac. Plugged in the power to the CanoScan, installed the slide frame and four slides, closed the door and turned on the CanoScan. The iMac asked if it should scan. That's it.
Summary: PROS: This scanner is SUPER quick. I can scan four 35mm Slides at max resolution(4800 dpi), and it only takes 5 min. The driver software has a real nice set of options for pre-scanning. I Love the fact you can walk away from the scanner, and do something around the house while it scans...it will play a soundclip of your choice when it is finished, to alert you. CONS: The USB cord is WAY too short. They need to package this with a longer chord.
Summary: lSo far this scanner has more than lived up to my expectations. I bought it specifically for scanning slides and it does it very well. Some do seem to have a blue shade to them wich is not the same as the original, but it can easily be edited. The scanner has a very solid feel to it, is well made I think, although a little larger than I expect.