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. I get the superior results I want and have the ability to scan any format I now shoot or might choose to shoot in the future.
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. The reviews I read on this product both here on Amazon and also other independant reviews on the web were very good so I decided to give it a try. I must admit I should have read the specs on size a little better to know what I had coming.
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. The scanner itself is indeed quite a bit bigger (and much heavier) than conventional scanners, but the size is more manageable than the packaging might indicate. This is a solidly built machine.
Summary: I've been waiting for this scanner for months and months but it has been worth the wait. I had it on pre-order and have finally got the opportunity to get it. I was eyeing the Microtek 6800 for quite some time but decided to hold out for a legal sized scanner that also had positive and negative capabilities. I was also impressed with the price point of $599 MSRP.
Summary: I've had my ScanMaker i900 about a year now, and I couldn't be happier with it. It set up easily -- plug it in, load the software, restart, and go -- and has worked beyond expectations ever since. The only glitch occurred the first time I upgraded my Mac to OS 10.3, but once I did a quick search online and found an appropriate Microtek updater, it was golden again.
Summary: The price-performance ratio of this scanner is extraordinary. The reflective (flatbed) performance is great, and the "bonus" of having various glass-less negative / film scanning inserts is great. Having Digital Ice available in scanner firmware is another plus. I'm still trying to figure out if there is software or firmware in this bundle to compensate for film / slide curvature focus variations.
Summary: I wanted a scanner that would scan any size film negative and paper too, but did not want to to pay a million bucks for it-This is the one! I know an antique dealer who gets these glass negatives from sales and estates and I have been able to place 4 of them on the pull-out drawer and scan them with great results. I have also scanned some old negatives from film cameras from the 1920s and 30s.
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. The software includes Adobe Photoshop Elements, which I had not used before, but I'm finding it easy to pick up.
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. I considered the i800 but decided against it as it seemed not to be as heavy duty with a cheaper, lighter construction and using a brick power supply rather than an internal supply like the i900.
Summary: I have owned the i900 for about six weeks and I am very happy with the way it scans both negatives and regular photographs and other media. The quality of the scanner itself is excellent and coupled with PhotoShop Elements and ScanWizard Pro, it produces excellent digital files. Installation of the ScanWizard Pro software posed a few challenges but once installed it has worked perfectly.