Reviews and Problems with Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai
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DO NOT PURCHASE UNTIL YOU VERIFY YOUR OS COMPATIBILITY
Rory S. Obrien "Captain Oh Wow", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Plustek Opticfilm 7600I Ai film Scanner Very important to mac laptop or PC users. This product is no longer support for OSX Lion/Maverick. I spoke directly to the company and there is no intention of providing any upgrade to the Plustek Opticfilm 7600I Ai film Scanner. Sadly, a company that offers a MAC compatible product should at least keep it usable for 4-6 years. $600 investment only lasted 18 months before upgrading MAC OS rendering the device useless.
Summary: Ran few color negative films thru it, and can compare it to Epson flatbeds (which I used in the past). If you intend to scan more than few frames, don't bother. SW is not bad and with not much tweaking can produce very good results (SW is similar to Epson, but the HW is obviously better). Then why 1 star?! Because it takes FOREVER (yes, forever) to scan each frame at full resolution - and then the SW will crash!
Summary: Scanner started scanning half of a 35 mm slide then would make a grinding noise. I sent it in for repair. When I got it back it worked for 2 days and started doing the same thing. I'm not happy. I had a project I wanted to complete before the end of August and can't do it..
Summary: Here are the issue we have experienced while trying to process 35mm : 1 - Archaic software installation 2- Incompatibility of your scanner hardware and software with windows vista, and 7 - we also tried it with XP that did not work either 3- Not being able to get a full resolution scan as advertised.
Great Scanner for the cost - Consider buying separate Software
Lucas Smith, Amazon
25 July 2013
Summary: I scanned over 10000 family slides with this scanner and was overall very happy with the result. Not as good as maybe the Nikon ones that cost several thousand dollars, but pretty good non the less, and certainly good enough if you aren't a professional photographer. Ideal for scanning 35mm and slides due to the holders. I have scanned 110s, 120s, circular negatives, etc. .
Summary: This is far and away the easiest to use dedicated 35mm film scanner I have ever owned, and it comes packaged with Lasersoft Silverfast the best scanner software out there. If you are new to scanning there will be a learning curve, but there are some good training videos included. My Plustek OpticFilm 7600 Ai did not come with the latest Silverfast 8 software, however one call to Plustek and they graciously upgraded my software for free!
Summary: I will admit this thing is perfect for E6 even with the native driver and QuickScan button on the front, forget even loading Silverfast. But I need to scan Kodachromes and for them this thing is an absolute disaster, Silverfast can not output anything that doesnt look posterized. Native driver isnt too bad but has the infamous Kodachrome blue cast. VueScan is probably the best of the bunch but you still need some serious PS tweaking.
Summary: I've just finished scanning my first thousand slides and have found this scanner to be exactly what I hoped it would be. Easy to use and produces excellent scans. The editing software was a bit clumsy at first for a long time MAC user, but not too difficult to learn. I'd recommend this for anyone that wants to convert a large quantity of 35mm slides to digital files.
Summary: This slide scanner is great. The software is another issue. Once you master scanning it does the job very well. I wish the tray would move automatically. I am scanning in 1200 slide of my family and I am averaging 3 min a scan with adjusting to what looks good. I hope this helps.
Summary: While the Opticfilm 7600i AI film scanner appears to do a very nice job scanning slides, getting it to actually work can be a daunting task. The documentation provided with the product is 1 STAR awful! The documentation for installing the system on a MAC is worse than useless. It is provided in multiple sheets that together don't paint a complete picture. The words on one document refer to pictures and some "see arrow" references that don't exist.