The Silverfast software is powerful and largely intuitive (I haven't used PhotoShop much so can't say how much better it is)
20 February 2015
Summary: I digitized around 4000 slides last year using this device. Originals were made without automatic exposure and focus and most of the images were in need of some editing. The Silverfast software is powerful and largely intuitive (I haven't used PhotoShop much so can't say how much better it is). Bottom line is the resolution is fantastic, better than the grain of the Kodachrome 64 of the slides in many cases. The hardware is robust and trouble-free.
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.
Summary: Bought this scanner to convert 400 color slides taken by my grandfather during his time abroad during the Korean War era. The slide holder allows you to easily move through scanning 4 slides in a row. The computer software included with the scanner is very user friendly. And the auto-correct feature of that software, with a little practices, yields photos that are almost perfect - without any scratches or blips from the original slide.
Summary: Load the software and away you go. I scanned over 300 slides with the Plustek Opticfilm 7200 in a little over four hours. Once I got the hang of it and the correct scanning program it went a whole lot faster. I would recommend this scanner to anyone that has slides to digitize. While not for the professional it's great for the small volume person.
Summary: This scanner is efficiently compact, the software installed smoothly (Windows XP) and works well. SilverFast SE works well; I find it fairly intuitive. As far as adjusting each slide before scanning, the autoadjust normally is sufficient, but the other adjustment options are sometimes needed.
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: The Plustek 7200 is an excellent slide scanner for the money. I have tried many methods to scan my 5000 slides -- going back to the 50s thru late 90s. This is the scanner that I will use for the massive conversion. The good news is that with a little effort, you can get the included SilverFast software to clean up dirty (dusty) slides. The bad news is: it takes some time/effort for each slide -- depending on their condition.