This is a solid piece of equipment and it does ...
Mr. Kenneth G. Davies "rolleicanonikon", Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: This is a solid piece of equipment and it does the job well. The dust and scratch removal tool is transparent, showing all such deformities as bright red marks before you decide whether or not to remove them all.
Summary: I love this scanner! It's very easy to use. No more contact sheets - It saves me a lot of time and money renting a darkroom. You can run into problems with dust particles at high resolutions, which requires some editing post-scan, but I have learned to minimize with using a camel brush & air blaster.
Summary: So far I have scanned 700+ negatives and it is working great. I like my Plustek scanner. It is sure nice to have "Old" negatives turned digital. One thing that could be improved would be how the negatives are loaded into the tray. The tray could better "trap" the negative in place as some of my film is curly. All in all it is a GREAT buy.
Summary: I bought a Plustek film scanner, OpticFilm 7300, several years ago and it worked fine on my old Windows XP. However I have been unable to load any of the software for the scanner or the Silverfast program that was bundled with it onto my new Windows 8.1 computer. Many repeated attempts to download updates for either the 7300, or Silverfast, have not worked. Don't expect any long-term support for Plustek scanners!
Summary: This device is advertised as working as a Mac scanner, without the SilverFast software. I couldn't get it to work. No problem. The problem is that I got no support from Plustek. Grrr! Below is one of several Plustek Support messages - "We are not familiar with your "Image Capture" to test your scanner go to your device manager and look for scanner it should say imaging device or scanner device that way you know that our scanner is detected in your system.
Excerpt: Using to scan slides from before digital to ensure I have them in my digital records. Most slides are either Velvia or Kodachrome, and the scanner handles these nicely. Scan quality as it appears on the screen is fuzzy, but when the scanned images are opened from the file, the image is excellent. This is a relatively slow scanner (< 30 seconds per slide) but one that takes only a small footprint on my desk. Worked quickly out of the box on my mac.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Excerpt: I have a V750 scanner that left me wanting a more accurate 35mm scan, as the flatbed does not have the sharpest scans for 35mm. The plustek, while it does the job of scanning 35mm film, it does it about as equally well as my flatbed, which I feel is a limitation on the software used with the scanner. I have vuescan, which is a good software, but I had to purchase extra.
Excerpt: I have used the 8100 for a month now...Works like a charm! Unlike other reviewers, I have had no problem with SilverFast..Takes a little getting used to, but no big deal. Have copied about 250 slides so far. they do need a little touch-up with Photo Elemments...
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Excerpt: I give a four star review for this scanner considering its low price and easy setup. I think that, while not being the best scanner on the market, it is convenient enough for its price range. I consider myself a perfectionist. In the beginning i was unsure about the quality of the scan. For example, I scanned some badly developed PanF and got a lot of sharpness out of it.