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: I bought this scanner in desparation to try to save some of my slides. Due to my frequent moves I was not able to store my valuable slides properly and mould had begun to grow on some. The scanner I found was excellent value for money. It was very easy to set up and use even for a non-techie like me. The quality of the scanned images surprised me, I did not expect to get such high quality digital images from such a modestly priced scanner.
Summary: This is a winner! Intalled it and within 5 minutes, I had scanned my first slide. It was a snap. You insert the slide in the holder provided, insert the holder into the slot and push until you feel the detent. At that point, the slide is centered. Click the scan button and it's done. The lighted window on the top of the machine is just a light for you to view a slide you have in your hand. It has nothing to do with centering the slide.
Summary: I had several hundred slides to scan, and started my project by purchasing an Epson flatbed scanner.....big mistake. I returned the Epson scanner, and purchased the Plustek 7200 scanner. Software installation was fairly easy, and the instructions that came with the unit were easy to follow. I was able to use the quickscan mode, and the results were fantastic. I tweaked the settings a little, and found that the 1200 dpi mode was best for me.
Summary: I'm delighted with this purchase even though I'm aghast to see that it went up nearly a hundred dollars since I bought it last summer. I thought electronics were supposed to be going down in price! But never mind that, I'm not reviewing the price but the product and it is good. I ended up installing a lot of software that I didn't end up using because I wasn't sure about the software interdependencies but once that was all done, I got to work and was soon successfully...
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.