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. This unit does not have a document feeder so you can only work with one page at a time. I bought this particular unit because of the product description.
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. I thought we had it fixed, but it went back to the old habits.
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 unit gives at least comparable results and (c) dedicated medium format film scanners are very expensive.
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. (I bought it about a year ago and waited until now to write this, so this report is based on lengthy experience.) I have had no technical problems with it whatsoever and it scans cleanly and quickly.
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. The quality for the photo scans is excellent, and even the scans of negatives is good. The only two drawbacks are the fact that I wish it could do larger than 8x10, and I also wish the scanning resolution was higher than 1200.
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. It may be necessary to temporarily shorten your path variable when scanning.
Summary: This unit will blow you away. You would think Amazon screwed up and shipped you a Higher priced item. Very easy to use. It is very easy to look at with the sleek hi-tech design. The Software that came with it is easy enough to figure out and use if you never used a scanner, you'll be using it within the hour. Make copies. Use it for Ebay or Amazon to sell your stuff, with a very high resolution.
Summary: I picked this product up here in Japan new for about U.S. $250.00(30,000yen). Actually the last version of the product is the CanoScan 9950FV. However, it is no longer being manufactured and is not listed in Canon's most current scanner product listing. Too bad! For that reason, I believe, I was able to pick it up for that price. Write and complain to Canon. Bring it back! Having read the reviews of the 9950F I searched the net for availability and found a shop.
Summary: Product is unavailable and was listed anyway. Waited over a month to arrive and then gave up. There is no replace, what are they thinking. Buy something else from another supplier. Amazon was exceptional with their support, got me a refund from the outside vendor immediately when asked.