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!
Summary: After reading all the reviews this scanner had, I was very excited to buy it. Once I received it, I tried all the options, default, auto, fixing, etc and the colors, never seemed to match with the original pictures (that I still have). I kept thinking some setting must be off.
Excerpt: Lightweight and compact construction. Plastic holders for negative strips a little disapointing and difficult to align negatives in holder. Came with two complete copies of software which upgraded to Windows Vista but no access codes. Remains in demo mode until you register.
Pros: Small and lightweight for when you return it.
Cons: Unfriendly software unacceptable results from good quality negatives. Not worth even emmerg short term.
Excerpt: This looked like a good item. Well constructed, probably easy to use, easy interface. But I could never get past a popup screen that said "Scanner not ready". The computer detected the device, so I know it wasn't a connection problem.