Summary: I am very pleased with the speed of the scan, the ease of use and the options given for a custom scan. The speed function buttons on the front of the unit permit ease of use to make a copy, scan a page, make a page into a pdf or email a page.
Summary: I just bought my scanner 3 years ago and it has slowed down substantially. It worked great the 1st year. It just doesn't have longevity. I would have bought a cheaper one if I knew I would have to buy a new one every 3 years.
Summary: I have used this with my Mac G5 desktop and Photoshop for many scans of negatives and positives. Because I had problems scanning 120 black and white with the 120 holder (it would only preview two at a time instead of six) I was on the phone to Canon for an hour or so.
Summary: It took some getting used to, but we have had singular success with this scanner. (I say "we," but my husband, who is an artist, has done all the work.) Slides dating back to the 1960's are in remarkably good shape and convert well to digital photos.
Great for Negatives, Beware of Quality Control Issues
S. Roberts, Amazon
14 December 2007
Summary: If you buy this scanner be sure to get it from somewhere like Amazon.com that will help you return it in case you find quality issues. The first scanner I received had a spec stuck to the back of the glass that appeared in all of my scans.
Summary: I bought this mostly to scan a large collection of color slides for use in Powerpoint presentations; it replaced a HP ScanJet 3500 (about which I had no complaints at all, but needed the slide scanning capabilities).
Summary: I have had Epson scanners in the past and was plagued with problems with every one of them. When I bought the Canon, I did not expect too much. I am delighted to say that it has been trouble-free.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to replace my microtek flatbed scanner so that I could continue to scan photos as well as some larger format negatives that would not fit into my Nikon Coolscan 9000. This scanner blows away Microtek's products.
Summary: A quick note to report that the scanner drivers will not work if you have a lot of applications installed that add to the system %PATH% environment variable. Although the limit for %PATH% is over 2,000 characters, the CanoScan drivers fail with paths over about 700 characters.