Summary: The hardware has been flawless, I am not certain I would have designed the software interface the way these folks have, but, the software has worked fine, and I wave digitized over 2000 slides for myself, and another 700 for my church. This equipment is beautifully designed and manufactured.
After completing an involved software setup, the Scanner is fantastic!
19 May 2013
Summary: I did not anything about these. I researched on line and on eBay and made the decision to purchase one for semi-pro work, saving old film and slides (35mm only) and use my iMac. I got a great item hardly used, but it took some time to setup the SilverFast software.
Summary: I am another one of the "I have several thousand negatives and need to scan ..." and also a former owner of two Nikon scanners that died due to age and that the camera tech center I use was not getting replacement parts so I am also searching for alternatives (very few now) to non Nikon-Non...
Summary: I used to be a professional wildlife photographer living within three miles of Yellowstone National Park. Life took a turn and I don't shoot much anymore. I do however have a huge collection of slides that are almost useless to me.
Summary: I read all of the reviews, and was undecided between the lower-end image-capture devices that take a single image from negatives, and the real scanners like this Plustek. In then end, I went with this model, the 7400, which is the most basic of the Plustek scanners.
Summary: Easy to set-up and use. I have many slides from the 50's and 60's. All midpriced scanners are somewhat slow but the results are worth the wait. I would definitely buy this Plustek 7400 scanner again.
Summary: Scanning decades of B&W fim...I was able to retrieve grossly underexposed negatives which I had given up on. This alone is of great value. Quite an advantage to have this tool when wet chemistry (and my light meter) fail to produce a satisfactory image. And, it's safe!
Summary: Bought this to scan 1500 diapositives. Works good and did exactl what was expected. Software ncluded is good. Scanning could be a bit faster but this was my older computer determining that. Would buy it again
Summary: Von den Ergebnissen meiner gescannten mehr als 30 Jahre alten Dias bin ich hellauf begeistert. Probleme bei der Installation unter WIN XP/7 lassen sich vermeiden, wenn man den beigefügten "Wegweiser" genau befolgt.