Excerpt: I have seen quite many complaints about the SilverFast software included. But I tried on my Mac and it worked pretty well as long as you don't use the dust removal function which I don't trust anyway because it removes some fine lines in the photo as well.
Summary: First, let me say that I've had a number of scanners over the years, and I did extensive comparative research prior to purchasing the Plustek 8100. My research indicated that this was likely a very good scanner for the money. After I got the scanner, it seemed true.
Excerpt: This scanner gives superb scan results of 35mm film, on par with expensive scans from professional labs. The highest 7200 dpi scan resolution is actually over sampling the film gran too much, so I use the second-best 3400 dpi option which gives TIFF or JPG files that correspond to approximately 48...
Summary: This scanner has an impressive array of pre-scan tweaks that might eliminate any need for post-scan editing, however I still prefer to handle this post-scan. There was a bit of a learning curve in selecting scanning settings, but once I got past this, scanning was pretty simple.
Excerpt: The scans are pretty fast. I'm using it for old slides and negatives that are somewhat damaged. I have my res setting to 1800 - 2400 dpi. Once you can understand the software you can tweak as you go. A lot of the software is over kill for my project but it's nice to have.
This is a solid piece of equipment and it does ...
Mr. Kenneth G. Davies "rolleicanonikon", Amazon
16 April 2015
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...
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.