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: 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.
Cons: Slow, inaccurate, hard to use. I actually ordered 2 and 1 came DOA. Technical support is atrocious. No repair facilities in the states. No live help. They sent me an email with tech support. Absolutely unacceptable. BUYER BEWARE!
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: I selected this product because I needed a new scanner and wanted one that could scan my large collection of 35mm slides as well as prints and documents. I have scanned a couple of dozen slides so far and am very pleased with the results. The color is true and the resolution allows for good detail.
Summary: I bought the i900 because I wanted a scanner that would do slides & negatives besides normal reflective scans. I have an old Scanmaker E6 that is still working great, so I decided on the i900 because it was cheaper than most film scanners and could do more than just film.
Summary: I'm a Mac user so software problems might be different then PC. I bought this scanner in 2006. I'll tell you what you will be in for now and a year and more from now. The firewire quit functioning on the first one I got so I sent it back under warranty.