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: I am happy with my purchase of the Plustek 7200 scanner. The results are amazing! Very Happy!! What I did not like ... - Instructions. The quality of instructions (starting from installation of app) could have been far better. More detailed and systematic. - The "Scratch & Dust Removal app" crashes randomly. The Plustek help online was little help. I have to live with it. [Again could be a problem with the quality of information/solution - not up to the mark.
Summary: I've used the Plustek OpticFilm 7200 for the past 2 months. The software installed easily on Windows XP. I've scanned almost 800 slides (Kodachrome 25 and Ektachrome 400) and over 1000 negatives (some color but mostly Kodak Tri-X black and white) at 2400 pixels/inch. The scan times have not been excessively long and the results have been quite satisfactory.
Summary: The scanner generates good quality scans, and the default software works reasonably easily. It is a great improvement over the film scanning attachment to a normal page scanner that I was using before. Even under- and over-exposed slides can mostly be brought into reasonably good shape. High resolution scanning is quite slow (though this may be partly because my USB connection is only USB1), but good scans for display on a monitor are quick enough to be convenient.
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!
Summary: So far so good .... I received the Optic Film 7200 with the Silverfast SE disk version. B4 you start, you can get a FREE Silverfast Upgrade to 6.6.0r2 and there is another one due out shortly. Contact Laser Soft Imaging in Sarasota FL @ 941-921-4815 from 3PM to 5PM for tech support from "Boris' -- he is very helpful. The Silverfast is terrific and once you get over the learning curve; you will be very satisfied.