Summary: I got this scanner to replace a Polaroid 1600 dpi slide scanner but found the scans were no better. Frequently only half of a slide was scanned. I had to spend a lot of time in Photoshop trying to get the color balance correct. I now have an Epson V700--twice as expensive as this scanner but really excellent. I don't have to adjust color on any slides now.
Excerpt: This scanner when works is fantastic. I have a mac with the new OS on it and this thing has given me nothing but problems. First bought in aug of 2012. Then Jan 2013, then March 2013. <br /><br />Three times. Here is my issue.<br /><br />Each time you scan and it works...it will scan a neg at 3600DPI just fine. More often then not after scanning a neg or two, it will go into this mode where the scan takes 3-4 minutes...and most times does not look right.
Pros: Accurate Thumbnails, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Regret buying Plustek 8100. Would have been cheaper, faster and better to send Kodachromes to India.
7 April 2013
Summary: First off, the driver software is extremely fragile, and the tech support is practically non-existent, being available only via a web page. It worked ok for several months, then after some Windows updates, it stopped working. I reinstalled the driver, it worked for a while, then totally stopped working until I reinstalled Windows from scratch.
Summary: Ich habe noch jede Menge Dias gehabt, welche der Digitalisierung harrten. Da ich nach Erledigung dieser Aufgabe keine weitere Verwendung für einen Filmscanner habe, war ich unsicher, ob ein solcher die richtige Wahl ist. Ich versprach mir jedoch einen Qualitätsvorsprung vor einem Flachbett mit Durchlicht. Ok - aufgrund des Dilemmas habe ich einen OptikFilm 8100 und einen Canon 9000F Mark II bestellt ('tschuldigung Amazon :-) ).