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8.6 out of 10

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Midrange Film Scanner

xarathustra, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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. I have not made it to color film yet, but this scanner performs very well on Kodak Tri X (B&W). Each preview scan takes about 10 seconds. Then adjustments to area and tilt can be made prior to a full scan. Each full scan at 2400dpi takes about 30 seconds.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value for a portable device

Andy, B&H Photo
24 September 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Widely Compatible
  • Cons: Poor Software
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Overall 8
8.0

very good product

tony teacher, B&H Photo
21 June 2014
  • Excerpt: images are very good
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Poor Software, Slow
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Overall 8
8.0

Great hardware, frustrating software.

Videoguy, B&H Photo
13 June 2014
  • 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. The driver installs easily, and also provides its own, bare-bones, scanning software that is accessed from a button on the front of the scanner (but not from the tray icon).
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution
  • Cons: Poor Software
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Scanner

John Ferebee, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • 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. I purchased a simple in home developing kit and the Plustek and have greatly reduced my costs. I also like the ability to control the process. After scanning to a folder I import to Lightroom for additional editing.
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Overall 8
8.0

A reliable scanner

BLACKIE, B&H Photo
13 April 2014
  • Excerpt: this slide/film scanner is easy to use as long as you have photoshop. I found that the scanner is too complicated for my experience to be able to make usable ditigal images.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
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Overall 8
8.0

Plustek to replece v750 pro

Bill Guy the Photo Nye, Adorama
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I had been using a v750 pro but repalced it with a plustek for 35mm and cs8000 for Medium format. Both have provided much higher quality scans.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
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Overall 8
8.0

Slow but seems to have good results

john, B&H Photo
17 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this product to scan old color film negatives. At 7200 dpi it takes my system about 4 minutes to complete a scan and set up for the next negative. I am using recent generation iMac with the packaged SilverFast SE Plus 8.0 software. This software requires the type of film to be selected prior to scanning. Most of my negatives are Kodacolor II film (which I thought was a common film) yet that type of film does not appear in the selection list.
  • Pros: Good Resolution
  • Cons: Poor Software, Slow
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Overall 8
8.0

It works well!

Winston Edghill, Amazon
14 March 2014
  • Summary: The scanner was easy to set up and with the basic "Quick Scan" software works well, indeed perhaps too well, as it reveals the inadequacies of my old transparencies (dirt, smudges, fungi, etc.). The Silverfast 8 software on the other hand is not so easy to work with. I find it easier to take scanned images into Photoshop and retouch (remove dust marks) there.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great hardware - Not so great software

Kass, B&H Photo
26 February 2014
  • Excerpt: With my 13,000 slides to digitalize, the Plustek 8100 is capable and reliable. It's 7200 dpi is probably more than you will ever need. Designed to be fairly dustproof (dust is the biggest problem in slide digitalization), compact to not eat up desk space, it is quiet and cool. Speed depends upon resolution with high resolutions taking the longest time. The slide holders (buy several to save time) have been recently improved and are very convenient.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Multiple Pass Scans, Widely Compatible
  • Cons: 35 Mm Slides Only, Poor Software, Slideholders Advance Manu
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