Reviews and Problems with Plustek OpticFilm 7600i SE
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24 October 2012
Summary: I bought this scanner about a year ago. I am pleased with the quality of the scans, color slides more so than B&W negatives. Some of that might be due to the software. I do not use the Silverfast software- based on other people's reviews I decided to go with VueScan instead. The scans are sharp, the dust removal system works well.
Summary: Plustek OpticFilm 7600I SE Film Scanner After a lot of searching, I decided to purchase the OpticFilm 7600i SE slide scanner. It was shipped and received timewise as expected and properly packaged to prevent damage. There were specific instructions included for hookup and installation of the scanner and SilverFast software ver. 6.6. After loading the software, a note came up notifying me of a newer version, ver. 8.0, and it was free.
Summary: I ordered this machine Feb 24th 2012, and here it is April and it no longer works. I have sent emails with samples to the company and received nothing back. My scans are now coming out with vertical blurred lines and nothing I do is curing the problem. I've updated the software and still nothing. I've used their software and VueScan's and still the problems persist. Until this happened the scans were great so I'm very disappointed.
Summary: I bought a Plustek OpticFilm 7600I SE to scan old slides I discovered my parent's still had. This Scanner is very easy to use once you figure out how to get the software installed. I scanned several hundred slides and was pleasently surprised how easy the process was. I especially like the software's ability to bring out the colors by changing the contrast and it's ability to adjust the resultant size of the scan.
Michael W. Schaffner "(www.mwschaffner.com) S..., Amazon
22 January 2012
Summary: I received this as a gift and have been scanning old 35mm negatives. I still have hundreds of slides and negatives to scan but from what I've seen so far the scanner and software are excellent. The scanner came with Version 6.6 of the SilverFast software. This version works well but I would recommend upgrading to Verion 8 of SilverFast as it is much easier to use. This was a free upgrade (they said due to an arrangement with the scanner manufacturer) which is fortunate.
Summary: TL;DR version: Great scanner at a really good price but scans can take up to 6 or 7 minutes per image using max quality settings. Also has many custom options available, but can take a little bit to learn and get used to using. Auto dust removal tends to work great. Would NOT recommend for novice users or anyone not willing to not only invest a good amount of time, but also perhaps learn some advanced image scanning features.
Summary: I am still getting to know the workings of this scanner but thought a preliminary analysis might be helpful. The Setup: Thinkpad laptop W520 I72720QM @ 2.20GHz RAM 16Gb Windows 7 Have an external e-SATA drive that serves as the depository for all the images. The images are viewed on a HPZR30w (30 inch monitor). Image sizes ranged from 1.5Mb to 500Mb. Scanning took from 15 secs to about 2 minutes per image.
Summary: I bought the scanner to process the family's slide collection...2000+ slides. It does a great job and the dust & scratch software does an amazing job. While it takes a little time to learn how to use the color adjustments, the software tools are very powerful. There is video help in the software. The only negative, and I suspected this when I bought it, is that it takes around 4 minutes to scan a slide and send it through the dust/scratch removal process at 2400 DPI.
Summary: Like many people, I have literally thousands of slides and negatives (some going back over 50 years), and finally resolved to digitize them so that they would not just gather dust in an attic. I tried two commercial services, but neither produced the quality I wanted - at a minimum I wanted to be able to produce acceptable 8x10 prints (from an uncropped image). This scanner does produce images of that quality, but one has to be patient - the processing is slow.
Summary: This is currently the only available high resolution film scanner for consumer use. The previously excellent scanners by Minolta and Nikon have been discontinued and are currently only available as high priced used products. I have a Minolta F2900 which is a very good older scanner so I can compare results to it. The Plustek is capable of scanning at 7200dpi, but other reviewers have measured the resolution to be about 3300dpi.