Excerpt: I originally reviewed this product two years ago when I had first purchased it. At the time I had only run one box of slides through and was impressed with the quality of scans. I have now owned this equipment for two years and have run over 1,600 scans through it.
Excerpt: I'm the art director for a center for children & adults with intellectual & physical disabilities. I've been doint this for 41 years and have purchased 2 other film/slide scanners over the years. We are presently working on a history..
Excerpt: I bought this scanner for my father who is scanning several thousand slides and negatives for archival storage. There is a lot of flexibility with the included software for changing the color depth and balance of your transparencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.