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Microtek ScanMaker 5900

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Scanner

Gerald D. Platt, Amazon
6 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this Microtec SkanMaker 5900 scanner new to convert my old 35mm slides to cd's Worked great. I have converted well over 1000 slides to digital images and the quality and colors are excellent. This is my first scanner and I am very well satisfied with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Scanner for the price.

Bill D., Amazon
13 June 2011
  • Summary: I did my research and found that this scanner more often than not has been recommended for use by other photographers. I down loaded the driver from the Microtek web site and had the Scanner up and running in about 30 minutes. My first attempt was with a set of 120mm negatives, here is when I found out I needed the ArtixScan film holders. I am in the process of acquiring them now.
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Overall 10
10

Scanmaker 5900 is a joy to use

gaoshi1010, Ebay
1 February 2010
  • Summary: I decided to buy a stand alone scanner because these items are so difficult to find stocked in any electronics store. I've always had great experience with MicroTek scanners and this one is no exception. Not only did the software perform exactly as described, but the Windows 7 driver worked flawlessly. As these are not widely sought, the price was also superb.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent scanner

littleman1172, Ebay
1 February 2010
  • Summary: I love the scanner, I had some unusual sized negatives from the 50's of my family. It works great, It will scan any size negative and does an excellent job of turning them into pictures.
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Overall 10
10

JAM PACKED

Jack, Amazon
13 August 2006
  • Summary: Full featured scanner with excellent software bundle. High speed USB 2 connection with other built-in GOODIES make this an all around scanner for home or office. Best value on the market!!!
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Overall 10
10

Simple and Easy to Use

Jeremy Banfield, Amazon
28 June 2006
  • Summary: It's not very often that I buy something that works as is advertised. So I was pleasantly surpised when I was able to open up the box, put in the cd, reboot my computer and plug in the USB plug in the front of the computer. After that I was able to scan my grandkid's photos to email to my friends which is simple to do. You just open up the software and it automatically puts up a sample image of what is on the scanner.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for those on a budget.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 May 2006
  • Summary: I bought this scanner used from a closeout warehouse distributer for just a few dollars. For what I paid, it gives excellent results. Optical Character recognition works flawlessly, the max resolution (2400dpi) is so high, I haven't even come close to using it yet (honestly, what can you do with an 50MB JPEG?), and the built in film/negative/slide adapter is helpful. However, I would not recommend this scanner to a serious (or even serious amatuer) photographer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Scanner, but poor software !

Mark Hunsaker, Amazon
21 April 2006
  • Summary: I am a computer Technician and it took me a full day sorting out the errors that kept the software from working, I had to get into the registry and clean out All references to the software, and after many tries, finally got the software loaded in Safe mode, and finally working. The scanner works great, better than I really expected, so far. Does great for my slides and negatives.
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Overall 10
10

Great scanner for the money

Paul Economu, Amazon
10 March 2006
  • Summary: I'm going to have to disagree with the last review that states that he was not happy with the film quality. (...). As someone in the industry he should that only a dedicated slide scanner will provide professional level results. I use the scanner to scan old 35mm slides that my father had taken and it works great. Color negatives are not properly suited for this scanner but my slides come out good enough to email to family and to print out.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great system if

Mark F. Seaman, Amazon
15 January 2006
  • Summary: This would have been a great scanner for the money. I could not get it to scan one picture after the other. The scanmaker program would freeze up on the second scan. Loading the software also created problems on my machine. Connections to the USB port would not stay connected, the computer lost knowledge of the scanner being connected. I worked through all their solutions to the problems, but could not cure them.
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