Summary: I bought the CanoScan 9950F to scan negatives. It is torturously slow (about 1½ minutes per negative) and difficult to use. The registration of the boundaries of the negative image is always correct.
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: First of all, let me say that I've been using dedicated film scanners for 12+ years, mostly using a Minolta 35mm scanner. I bought this Canon scanner because (a) I need to scan medium format negatives and transparencies, (b) Canon discontinued their dedicated film scanners because they claim this...
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.