Summary: Having gotten this scanner in 1999, I still use it when I have the occasion to scan slides negatives. I have also used it to scan APS negatives and if careful, you can use it to scan negatives and slides from old 126 "Instamatic" film with good results. Since I got the scanner, I've used it on W98SE, W2k and XP machines, but have not attempted to try it on a Vista/W7 or W8 machine - but in theory, this should work if one gets a new, more modern SCSI card that is...
This is the slide scanner with capabilities that I wanted.
23 December 2012
Summary: This film and slide scanner beats out the device I bought by Wolverine Tech that snaps a digital picture of my negatives and slides. The Canoscan FS 2710 has no vignetting and no ill considered custom color curve that must be undone in post processing. It is able to capture from warped slides. No holder is require for slides; just insert them individually for scanning.
Summary: I bought this particular scanner to scan my old negatives, slides and APS film that I have kept from the early 70s onwards. This particular scanner generally sells very cheap as it can be difficult to get it working with up to date Op systems and Canon's lack of updating drivers for this.
Summary: So it turns out that if you have a new desktop with new windows the scsi card will not work for this device. So, I don't know how good this device is because seems no one is making new scsi devices. So, I guess that means I have to partition my new PCs hard drive, buy and old windows version to install and hope it works. More money and time. All a waste.
Summary: I payed less than £100 for this scanner and I have never regretted it! After researching online and purchasing a suitable SCSI card (about £3) I got the scanner to work successfully with WinXP I found the Cannon software bundled with the scanner was awful so, on recommendation of many people on online forums I used VueScan to control the scanner. The scans that this duo make are brilliant! (view the scans on [...
Summary: These old scanners by Canon where fine scanners in 1999 and even today they function well on my XP AMD processor computer and on Macs. I got my CanoScan FS2710 on Ebay for $20 plus shipping. It does a good job of scanning, its post scan software is a bit out dated but using Adobe Elements the image produced is more than satisfactory. Cost+functionality equals an excellent value in this case. Happy bidding folks!
Summary: I have had this scanner since 2001. Worked great with Windows 2000, would not work with Windows XP. Finally found it (a) needed an ASPI Layer "fix" from Adaptec for the SCSI card, (b) updated software to version 3.6.4, and (c) had to be run in Windows 2000 compatibility mode. Worked great again ... until I recently upgraded computer (but still using XP-Pro). Now, no matter what I do, I cannot get it to see the SCSI card (despite all the "fixes" that worked before).
Summary: M. Urbarger is right! I've been struggling with this for a long time and I finally found the answer! Canon USA is useless for this. Shame on them! Here are the instructions. It's only three steps: Step 1. Remove the 2710 driver from your computer. Start/control panel/add or remove Programs/Canocraft FS. Step 2. Download and install this key program from Adaptec(...) This is an exe file that unzips a bunch of files into a folder.
Summary: You just have to know what you're doing :-) I just got this scanner secondhand, and I have XP. Canon Australia support pages contain information on updating ASPI for Windows XP. [...] Canon Europe has an updated CanoScan software download that apparently support XP. [...] It's not that hard. I love it, and I've only had it for a week or so.