Excerpt: Things are working out nicely with my new equipment. My original scanner is 12 years old. This new one only cost $40 more than the first one, and it is better constructed and comes with 7 trays vs. the three I had. It runs quieter, faster and has a smaller footprint.
Excerpt: I purchased the Plustek 120 new in October 2013, having waited for this new product to shakeout early problems. Since then, I have scanned over 8000 images, mostly 120, but also a wide variety of 35mm transparency types.
Pros: Excellent Film Holders, Excellent Optical Perform, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Excerpt: For Medium format this scanner beats the Epson v500 and I would image the v600 hands down. For 35mm it has slightly less resolution in the slides I have tried than its cousin the 7600i. That said the dust removal is so much better with the 120 that I think I will be using it for my dirty film.
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.