Reviews and Problems with Plustek OpticFilm 7500i SE
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Plustek 7500i SE
Tim Lee, Amazon
14 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this scanner to create quality scans of my Kodachrome slide collection (about 6000), and for the money spent I couldn't be happier. I was lucky in finding a used unit on Amazon for $200, but even at the typical $350-$400 prices with bundled Silverfast SE software for a new unit offers a great value that can't be equaled.
Profession looking 35mm scans at an affordable price
Jugardi Joe, Amazon
24 January 2010
Summary: I purchased this scanner to digitize thousands of ethnographic research 35mm slides and negatives taken in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The quality of the scans are very acceptable when using auto settings, but I have started using Silverlight. At first I found Silverlight software cumbersome, but after some practice it became easier to use. It is gratifying to get 3600 dpi scans that provide sharp 11x14 enlargements. The only drawback has been speed.
Summary: The scanner is easy to setup and to operate. Anyone who has worked at all with photos on a computer should be able to handle this with ease. The dust and scratch remover, however, does not work very well. I understand the new 7600 remedies that problem. I didn't want to wait for it as I have hundreds and perhaps thousands of slides and negatives to digitalize.
Summary: I actually purchased mine as a mfr refurb unit from Plustek. I agree with the other reviews, it takes a while to really get the hang of the SilverFast software. I embarked on a project to scan almost 6,000 frames of negatives/slides during the month of March when the unit finally arrived. I started off by scanning all of my slides.
Summary: I love this scanner. It comes with professional software. I bought it to scan some of my old 'Kodachrome 64' slides for my image library. At around $300, this scanner is a huge jump from the $100 scanners and it can scan at 7200 dots per inch or less if you wish. I scan at 3600 dpi. The reviews of this scanner were all exemplary and various vendors said it was 'out of stock' so this was a good indication of how good a purchase this scanner is. Later ....
Summary: Awesome. The quick-time on demand tutorial makes this thing simple to use, even for an idiot like me. For every single step there is a Q button to use if you need it. Do not let my calling it simple cause you to assume that its cheesy Very high quality materials and extremely flexible and effective software. Lets you blow the image way up and fix the tiniest defect. Awesome auto as well as manual image adjustment features.
Summary: I recently bought the plustek 7500i SE after reading rave reviews of the 7200. I wasnt disappointed with the purchase. Setup was fast and easy and the included software works just fine on Vista. While the scanner has a 7200 DPI resolution, I did not need to go that far as the 3600 DPI was more than enough to produce excellent quality scans. The colour rendition and detail in the scans were very good as was the noise removal.
Summary: I've been taking pictures since I was 9 years old (mid 50s). During that time, I've owned many cameras, had a custom darkroom, and now use my computer to edit digital pictures, create slide-shows and movies. I started out with a second-hand Agfa which used 616 film, moved up to a StarFlex (127 film), 35mm and even tried those awful 110s. I began shooting 127 Ektachrome slides in 1961. I gave up film about 10 years ago.
Summary: I had 30 years worth of photographs, negatives and slides, mostly in albums, which were slowly deteriorating (have you looked at yours recently ?). After inquiring at a photography shop about scanning (cost: many dollars per slide ... ouch!) I decided to scan them myself. I'm now probably almost a thousand slides into the job. I've got the OpticFilm Plustek 7500i with the SilverFast SE plus software. Aalthough this was quite pricey it's still cheaper than the shop.
Summary: I have 35mm slides dating back to 1963. It was never my habit to print them, just project them. As a result, my almost middle aged daughter has never seen her childhood pictures. For Christmas, I digitized a starter DVD. What a hit! Not just with her, but also my wife and granddaughter. The unit does require time to digitize a slide, and there is usually some tweaking of midtone brightness and some color correction. But, this is not surprising.