Summary: I had been using an Epson Masterpiece flatbed scanner for my prints AND slides for many years and the results on many images are perfectly acceptable and even impressive for the cost, but I have wanted a dedicated slide scanner for some time.
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...
Excerpt: Don't like the software- not finding it intuitive maybe because it's translation is from German. Cropped a prescan and the aspect ratio came out wrong even though the correct format was selected. Shadow area showing up weird. Time involved too long per slide.
Excerpt: So far I have only scanned slides. Mostly Kodachromes. Main problem I have found is that most of the shadow detail is lost in dense slides - even with the MultiExp mode. These slides are dark, but have details clearly visible when visually inspected.
Excerpt: As a scanner, it works well and as promised, but it's important to remember that the end result will depend on the quality of the negative. I haven't shot film for 10+ years and was excited about transferring my film to digital.
Pros: Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Cons: Attracts Dust, Bad Usability, Not Versatile, Slow
Excerpt: I scan 35mm slides and negatives. After a few tries and fiddling about, it was easier to use the bundled software. It takes about 30 seconds or so to scan a 35mm slide. I'm not trying for super high quality, so for my purposes this scanner is a good solution at a decent price.
Summary: I'd seen a mix of reviews with quite a few major criticisms so I was in two minds whether to buy. In the end, because I had so many slides, I went ahead because it was cheaper in the long run to do my own scanning rather than make use of commercial services, some of which are decidedly poor.
Summary: This rating reflects some disappointment with plustec's own technical support centre- see below. My initial impressions of the scanner itself are favourable, I haven't been able to fully try out SilverFast 8 yet but what I've seen so far is impressive and I wouldn't argue with the comments made in...