Summary: I scanned about 3000 old 35mm color slides with this scanner, which took a very long time, but was faster than anything else in the price range. To get faster you will have to put out the big bucks for a professional machine which you will never justify unless you begin advertising and doing this...
Summary: Purchased the 7300 last year from Amazon to upgrade from the 7200se. The unit is a vast upgrade in image quality for scaning slides and film strips over a flatbed scanner with film attachments.
Summary: I was looking for a film scanner as I have a lot of negatives that I need to move to a digital format. This scanner works just as described. My only wish is that I had more than one film holder. I've ordered two extra and I know this will speed things up.
Summary: Haven't done too much with this scanner yet, but my dad and I pulled it out of the box and had it scanning sides in less than 15 minutes. Documentation for mac is a little confusing, wasn't sure that it would work for the mac at first since the was no driver software for the mac, but there was...
Summary: The Silverfast software makes this a must purchase. Digitizing several thousand slides with all manner of color problems and uncleanable dirt is a problem that this scanner and software handles nicely. It takes time to remove specks and problems but really does a nice job.
Summary: I Received the Plustek OpticFilm 7300 35mm film scanner a few days after it was ordered for me as a birthday gift; it arrived at my home in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains in mint condition. It took me longer to find the instructions than it took to hook it up.
Summary: Out of the box the 7300 does just what it should do. I am using it with my Corel photo software because that's what I'm used to. I am scanning slides from 1960 - 1965 at present and they look wonderful.
Summary: This scanner works like scanners costing 10 -20x the price. I am impressed. However the software is not easy to figure out. Has so many options you mistakenly click the wrong button and jam the computer.
Summary: Mechanically it's simple to use. The software is something else however. After installing the software, one has to fine tune it to give optimal results. This isn't a bad thing just tedious, it's got a lot of filters to turn on or off. The results are well worth the tuneing.
Summary: This scanner works beautifully right out of the box. Very easy to digitize old slides, and have also scanned some old b/w negatives. Very quick and simple operation. Location of digital user manual is not immediately apparent, but is not really needed.