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.
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: To update my previous review. I have since purchased an additional scanner (Canon flatbed), and my Plustek seemed to stop working correctly. After weeks of putzing with it, I finally contacted Plustek support.
Pros: Fantastic support!
Cons: Doesn't play nice with other scanners, but that's a problem with Windows, not the scanner.
Summary: I purchased this scanner to use for an archival project, scanning family photo collections, both slides and negatives. I was apprehensive that I would spend a lot of money on this scanner, only to get mediocre quality results.
Pros: Fairly quiet. Scan quality is good. Construction is of good quality. Bundled SilverFast software works well.
Cons: *Scan takes forever at high settings, figure 7~10 minutes/image at 7200dpi using multi-exposure. This yields an output file of 50~65MP, likely far greater than the actual film grain. *Negative scans can yield a noisy image. The caveat is that I have so far only scanned very old negatives (early 1...
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.