Excerpt: Got this about a week ago to scan my 6x7 negatives, both color and B&W. The scanner is great, the Silverfast software is disappointing. The software could be great but can't seem to scan from one frame to another without countless mismatched frames.
Excerpt: Only one star because I couldn't give it zero. This product was purchased in February of 2014. Initial scans of 35mm slides & 35mm film were promising. It never worked long enough to do any 6x7cm negatives. The scanner died in the fall of 2014 and was sent to Plustek service in California.
Excerpt: I was really happy to discover a high quality 120 scanner after so many manufacturers left the market. Very high quality optics, light source, carriers and overall build. The only Plustek software that come with it is the driver.
Excerpt: Well the scanner works fine after downloading and installing up dated drivers, however the user manuals are lacking and after a weekend of trial and error I was able to get the scanner working half way right. The downfall of this scanner is the software that comes with it.
Excerpt: I'm going to base my review on my experience a few years back with a Nikon Coolscan 9000. For you who are familiar with this scanner, you know this is very stiff competition as that was an outstanding piece of equipment.I've been scanning a very large library of 120 and 35mm negatives.
Summary: I had my scanner set up and running within 30 minutes of it landing on my doorstep. The previous review mentioned several flaws, most of which are related to the Silverfast software and not the scanner.
Excerpt: I love that this scanner handles medium format as well at 35mm negatives and slides. The accompanying software also makes accommodations for various film types and brands in addition to white balance settings.
Summary: I bought this scanner to get a better scan of a 645 negative for a contest print, so I got to work on this scanner as soon as it came. This is my 4th film scanner, second Plustek, and second or third Silverfast, but I had plenty of trouble.
Excerpt: Makes great scans, but it has a chronic glitch that others have complained about as well -- it often rejects the slide tray and scans anyway. Unplugging the device seems to reset it. Plustek has been unresponsive and obviously has allowed this problem to go uncorrected.
Pros: Accurate Thumbnails, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Excerpt: I have been wanting to get this scanner for sometime as a replacement for my Coolscan V and Microtek flatbed. I watched the reviews when it was approaching the release date, then after it started shipping, then after they halted shipments, and finally resumed shipping.