You could pay more, but I doubt the results would be much better.
25 August 2011
Summary: Purchased this scanner to scan 35mm and Medium Format film. Scan quality is great, if somewhat slow. Software problems reported on other reviews have been non-existent running Windows Vista Home. For less than $100 paid on auction, couldn't be happier.
Excerpt: The installation of the feeder on the scanner is easy and totally problem free. With this product I'm able to scan letter format in one piece. This is very important to me and saves a ton of time. You simply place a document of a stack of documents face up on the feeder press scan in the program you're using and voila you're done. Most scanners on the market cannot scan letter format if they don't have the feeder.
Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Scanner Function, Scan documents in a stack, Scan letter format
Excerpt: I had the V500 Photo Scanner and used it basically for photos. I stated to scan old files and it was to slow to scan each piece of paper individually. I ordered the ADF and was surprised how fast and how easy it was to use. I completed a three hour job in a half hour. I would highly recommend this product.
Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Scanner Function
Summary: I already have a printer/scanner but I have literally thousands of slides & negatives that need to be scanned. Read reviews of other manufactuers scanners, but feel I got exactly what I wanted/needed. Only scanned slides so far, but they've all turned out excellent. The only down side about the scanner is the amount of time needed to scan 4 slides--21 to 24 minutes. During this time I do something else.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to replace my 5-year old Canon Canoscan 8400 that had died. I use it primarily to scan slides and negatives. This scanner is easy to use, scans faster than the Canon did and does an excellent job with the 35mm slides that I scan. I am very pleased with it. The dust removal tool does work to a degree but is not perfect. I have not decided yet if I like or dislike the ICE technology feature. It is a better value than the Canon 8400.