Convenient, high quality, cheap, reliable, very much
3 July 2014
Summary: Good combination of price and quality. Izdeliya.Velikolepnoe good quality scan. Good software product support. Like the case included. Function like removing dust and scratches, infrared. As a disadvantage, the need for cutting the film.
I have had a good experience with this scanner. You get what you pay for!
10 May 2014
Summary: Actually it is an 8200i scanner! I bought this scanner so that I could digitize all of my 35mm slides and negatives that I had prior to digital cameras, so that I can pass these along to my children. It works very well, although the documentation could have done a little bit more hand-holding. I have done hundreds and hundreds of slides by both the semi-auto and manual processes; it just depended how degraded the image was.
Summary: Great value for the money... Much easier and faster than my Nikon coolscan, a 2054 x 1360 scan for cataloging my film and slides takes about 1 minute per frame. SilverFast AI studio software is easy to learn, and you quickly get consistent results. A max resolution multi-pass scan with dust and scratch removal takes several minutes, but that's a process you save for the couple of shots per roll that you really want to show off.
Not easy to use, too slow and unnessary for 35mm films
9 January 2011
Summary: This scanner is actually very difficult to use - why? Because you need to find the correct drivers from the website - and there are three drivers you need to try - although my S/N starts at 5A15 but I actually need a 5A11 driver! The silverfast update also took me a while because I am the second owner of this scanner and I need to call the silverfast company to register the update! It took me 5 hours to just get this scanner working.
Good budget priced slide scanner ; not great for negs
23 September 2010
Summary: At the price I found this one ( 81.98 delivered in excellent condition ) I'm very happy with it . Much better for slides than negatives ( as expected ) . Scanning slides and negatives is far more problematical than print scanning . If you have a number of slides you need to do decent scans of fairly quickly , and can find one of these at a good price , I'd recommend it .
Summary: This scanner works like a charm. I have used it quite a bit, and the software package that is bundled with it is also very good. To upgrade the software is a little pricey, but the scanner is all it is cracked up to be.
Summary: I have had this scanner for about two years. I bought it when I started doing film photography as part of a class I was taking at a local college. I had many slides from class, mostly Fujifilm Velvia 100 taken with a Nikon N90 and a Voigtlander Bessa R3M. The 7200DPI resolution of this scanner is very high. It is almost overkill with 35mm film. The quickscan option is nice and fast and once you get the hang of centering the slides the workflow is quick.
Summary: I love this little scanner!! The software needed to be updated but that was it. I hooked it up, ran the drivers, and started scanning each of my negatives, (only allows one at a time). Very easy to install and the software that came with mine (LaserSoft Imaging) is so cool. Each area has it own movie to watch, just click and watch, if you are using it for the first time or forget how to use THAT PART of the software. They really did thier homework on this software!