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8.6 out of 10

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

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Reviews and Problems with Plustek OpticFilm 8100

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

JDCameraman, Walmart
19 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this specifically to scan some old slides from the 50's - the 80's. Most are in mint to near miont condition and played great through an old slide projector. After working with the program and the slides I decided that this item just does not work well. It is a very easy item to use. Unfortunatley...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

JDCameraman, Walmart
19 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this specifically to scan some old slides from the 50's - the 80's. Most are in mint to near miont condition and played great through an old slide projector. After working with the program and the slides I decided that this item just does not work well. It is a very easy item to use. Unfortunatley...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money

Charlie B "night hiker", Amazon
19 August 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

bought it 3 times in last 8 mo

nyc photographer, Adorama
27 June 2013
  • 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. Three times. Here is my issue.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
  • Cons: Os Compatibility On Mac
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Overall 2
2.0

Returned it

garyfromiami, B&H Photo
10 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I am fairly computer and Lightroom savvy but could not figure out how to get rid of the bad contrast and junk on my negatives. The negs and slides certainly did not come out anywhere close to perfect. Resolution was good, but it picked up any imperfection and the contrast had to be adjusted.
  • Pros: Good Resolution
  • Cons: Difficult Setup, Poor Software
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Overall 2
2.0

Regret buying Plustek 8100. Would have been cheaper, faster and better to send Kodachromes to India.

Bradley, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Legacy scanning software. Disappointed.

Patrick, B&H Photo
3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I was hyped getting this scanner after reading tons of good reviews. Using OSX and the MacBook Pro Retina without optical drive you do not have an alternate way of installing "Silverfast". I had to go over to a friends who had a optical drive and create a .iso file and copy to a USB stick. Silverfast offers no digital downloads of the product. Le sigh.You cannot run the scanner natively in OSX and through Photoshop on a mac, but you need to install Silverfast.
  • Cons: Slow
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Overall 2
2.0

Plustek

C McIntyre, Amazon
19 November 2014
  • Summary: After struggling with the installation instructions, I found the unit was faulty. It only scanned 2/3rds of the negative. The online help was excellent. I will think twice about purchasing another!.
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Overall 2
2.0

What a lot of rubbish when trying to get it to work with Windows & 64 bit !!

Graham Jenner, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: If you have Windows 7 64 bit-don't get near this product. Look at all the reviews......The drivers need updating...go on their website and you can download latest drivers but it makes no difference. There is no phone number for tech support even if you are willing to pay a premium rate. After I eventually found an email address for them, the site states that 'we will contact you by the end of the next working day.
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Overall 2
2.0

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

Raymond Arthur Guy, Amazon
16 May 2014
  • Summary: I paid good money for this scanner. After buying devices over the years, I have never ever paid for the software for this device. After installing the software, I noticed it was only a demo not full function for only 30 days trial. In order to pay for the full version.I must pay for the full version. So to cap everything Device installed ok, no problems. Software installed ok with limited functions.
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