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: "Versatile" is an understatement in describing this product! I've put this scanner through paces ranging from scanning over 2,000 35-mm negatives to the more mundane tasks of converting legal documents to PDF files for convenient transmission to title companies, etc. Having suffered with multi-flawed software on an HP-3970, and been extremely disappointed with the results of scanned 35-mm slides from the HP (inconsistent contrast from pixel row to row as well as a basic...
Summary: I had been planning to buy one of the dedicated film/slide scanner like the Nikon, but after reading the reviews for this flatbed scanner I purchased it. Right out of the box it did an incredible job on my old 35mm slides. I love being able to put 12 on at a time, let it go to work and come back to them open in Photoshop and ready to edit or save. The dust and scratch reduction software works well for me, as does the sharpening and color correction settings.
Summary: After doing exhaustive research, I made the decision to purchase the 9950F Scanner based on the reviews and the price. With [...] free shipping, the decision was made. There were other scanners for about $[...] less, but after reading the reviews, a person comes to the conclusion to spend the extra money. This is one case where paying the extra money gives you a superb machine. I am in the process of doing research and scanning in numerous photos.
Summary: The software with this scanner is excellent. OCR has really improved. But the scan programs are all good. I use a Mac and System 10.4.8 and is supported quite well. You can scan several items that can be fitted on the bed and allowing about a 1/2 inch between items makes one scan give you multiple images. Time saving.
Summary: This is my second Canon scanner and both are excellent. The 9950F will scan an assortment of older negatives. Right now I'm using it for old Brownie film. There are four sets of film holders and you can scan an entire sheet of several newer negative strips at a time. I would highly recomment this scanner and other Canon products.
Summary: I haven't used all of the features yet, but it has worked wonderfully in terms of scanning a photo and then e-mailing the scanned photo directly from the scanner. I have also used the copying feature which is nice. It far exceeds the HP ScanJet 4200C series that my husband purchased in 1998-99. The Canon Canoscan was easy to install and so far, no disappointment here.
Great for Negatives, Beware of Quality Control Issues
S. Roberts, Amazon
26 August 2006
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. Canon indicated that the unit needed to be serviced and they'd be happy to send me a refurbished one - no way. I returned it to Amazon and just received another, which has 2 specs, although in less conspicuous places.
Summary: I was looking for a scanner for slides and nearly bought another. Because the reviews for the others that I was looking at were poor, I decided on the Canon 9950F. I have scanned over 100 slides and I just got it today. the quality is great. Twelve slides at a time works for me.
Summary: I just receive my Canon 9950F Flatbed Scanner and the results are outstanding. I scanned some pictures and also some 35mm color negatives with awsume results. I might add that I also have the Canon i9900 Photo Printer, which adds to the fantastic pictures that it produces. I am just a novice and have not yet tried any of the advanced features of the Scanner or Printer. Out of the box, the results are great. Canon has a winner here !!!