Summary: Have converted a few folks to Linux and run into this scanner model. There is absolutely NO support from Microtek and evidently, never has been and never will be. No matter its physical condition, it's junk to Linux because of lack of a simple driver.
Summary: Mikrotek is not helpful with problems. The scanning is good but it keeps loosing the connection to the scanner. No help to be had from Mikrotek. I had to repeatedly reconnect the cables and when I am in luck it decides it is connected. But a lot of the time it decides it is not connected.
Summary: The i900 scanner is a great piece of equipment. I primarily need to scan medium format film and was very please with the results. The film scans were clear and sharp. The details and shadows were captured which is what i expected from a good film scanner.
Summary: I bought this scanner because I want to be able to digitize my older 35mm slides and negatives and my more recent large format work. I looked at the specs for this scanner and compared it to others of this type and found the performance to be incredible.
Summary: If you're a Mac user, don't buy this scanner if you want to be able to upgrade, or if you're already running Lion. Microtek has discontinued drivers and won't support Lion, so it won't work. In fact, if I were you I'd avoid them entirely.
Summary: The software that comes with this scanner is the weak point, it crashed numerous times. Don't use the CD, download everything from the website. It comes with a pretty complete manual, but the way this software is designed it needs it. They could spend more time explaining what they mean by a batch.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to complete a project of scanning a large collection of my grandmothers slides. I wanted something with good quality and the ability to scan multiple slides at a time.
Summary: I bought the I900 in order to be able to scan negatives, slides and transparencies- as well as reflective items on the scanning bed's larger size scan area. The item arrived in a box the size of a coffin but fortunately most of that was due to packaging.
Summary: My Microtek i900 arrived on Feb 1. Six WEEKS later is was completely broken and I had to send it in to be replaced. Along the way, Microtek customer "service" was anything but helpful. In fact, they have ONE technical support person on staff--I know because I spoke to him several times.
Summary: I purchased my Microtek i900 in August 2005. This week it decided not to turn on. I may have used to copy 250 pages or negatives in this period of time. I contacted the service department for Microtek who send you to an online repair service that will give you an email response in 48 hours.