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8.6 out of 10

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

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Overall 6
6.0

Good - If sides are not too dark

Andy, B&H Photo
3 June 2013
  • 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. The Sliverfast Scan SW has a bug which makes it very slow on my desktop. On my laptop which is slower, it responds instantly, but once you register the SW, you can only use it on one system.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Difficult Setup, Poor Shadow Det Dark Slds
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't Expect Miracles

Emmett Photography, B&H Photo
9 April 2013
  • 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. The scanner seemed perfect for the task at hand, but I ran into the problem that my negatives needed a fair bit of work to clean them up before I was satisfied.
  • Pros: Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Attracts Dust, Bad Usability, Not Versatile, Slow
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Overall 6
6.0

Good scanner, software confusing

MichaelT, B&H Photo
10 December 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good Results
  • Cons: Software Confusing
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Overall 6
6.0

Limited Sharpness and Shortcomings of SilverFast Software

Fred, Amazon
28 November 2013
  • Summary: I am disappointed that I need to use maximum sharpening to achieve the sharpness of the original. The SilverFast 8 software is difficult to use, and it is difficult to get a good scan from a bad negative or transparency. I often get better results using the Plustek Quickscan. However, the Grain and Noise Elimination option (GANE) works well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Far from perfect

ferrocene, Amazon
28 April 2013
  • 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. The first criticism is the documentation.
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Overall 6
6.0

To early for accurate assessment

J. E. Holley, Amazon
26 March 2013
  • Summary: The results so far are reasonably good but not as good as I had hoped. I hope that I will get better results with more experience.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good scanner disappointing software

sheila howes, Amazon
4 February 2013
  • Summary: The scanner was fairly straight forward to install however the scanning software does not run properly.
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Overall 6
6.0

Plustek OpticFilm8100 Film Scanner

ludwigdave, Amazon
20 January 2013
  • 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 the two earlier reviews. The supplier would deserve a 4 star rating for prompt delivery and Amazon score highly for their timely and supportive help when things went wrong.
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Overall 6
6.0

todo ok

ana, amazon.es
6 days ago
  • Summary: todo estupendo.En automático tienen poca resolución pero cuando se le da a escaneado lento quedan de lujo.Estoy contenta con el producto.
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Overall 6
6.0

Der Scanner ist nicht schlecht...

Manni Mammut, Amazon
19 August 2013
  • Summary: Die mitgelieferte Software Silverfast ist reine Beutelschneiderei. Nicht abstellbare Farbverfälschungen, Staub und Kratzer Reduktion funktioniert nur mäßig, ein Bedienkonzept zum Fürchten. Updates fuktionieren nicht, und jedesmal die komplette Softwarelizenz ID eingeben zu müssen ist wirklich Schikane. Das ist bei Sofware die 180,- EUR kosten soll genau: ich sagte es schon.
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