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.
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.
Excerpt: Using to scan slides from before digital to ensure I have them in my digital records. Most slides are either Velvia or Kodachrome, and the scanner handles these nicely. Scan quality as it appears on the screen is fuzzy, but when the scanned images are opened from the file, the image is excellent.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Excerpt: I give a four star review for this scanner considering its low price and easy setup. I think that, while not being the best scanner on the market, it is convenient enough for its price range. I consider myself a perfectionist. In the beginning i was unsure about the quality of the scan.
Excerpt: I am using this scanner to scan in negatives (60s B&W through 90s color). I have been predominantly using the Intelliscan feature to do quick 2400dpi scans and uploading to a photo storage site in TIFF format.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Excerpt: Useful for visiting relatives who don't want to send their slides away and won't bring slides to a better scanner. I've seen better and faster slide scanners but they are more expensive and not portable like this. For what you pay its a decent product and solves the problems I have.
Excerpt: I wanted to improve the resolution of scans of my 1970s-era Kodachromes over what I could get from my HP flatbet + slide attachment combination. The Optifilm 8100 fits the bill neatly, with a possible resolution of 7200 dpi, and comes with everything advertised, including a covering/carrying case.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution
Summary: I have been using this model to scan 35MM black and white negatives. The process is very easy, fast, and the results are excellent. It became expensive to send my film out for development and scaning and I was looking for a better solution.