Excerpt: I immediately started scanning slides and color negatives. I used the quick scan button to see if the image was something I wanted to keep. If it was, then I used Intelliscan button and selected the SilverFast work flow option. I opted to save the scans to PSD format for Photoshop. The detailed scans took about 20 seconds. I am not sure where other reviewers were coming up with the 25 minute scan times.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible, Works on Network
Excerpt: I love this scanner for the quality of the scans it produces. Initially I thought it was very slow, but that improved dramatically when I abandoned the Silverlight software and switched to Vuescan. Better previews, much faster scanning, easier to use, and thus better images (it would also be nice if Plustek gave us Linux drivers, by the way). In any case, this machine has surprised me.
Pros: Accurate Color, Consistent, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Reliable
Excerpt: I read a lot of reviews on it and most sites seem to be complaining about the slowness. The scanner is slow scanning at full 7200 dpi resolution if you are using the included Silverfast software. The software is slow. From scanning to actually saving the file, it took me 10 minutes from scanning 1 frame. I only use VueScan with it and the time was cut in half. The preview speed is quick, under 10s. Is a fast scanner using VueScan. I am totally happy with the scanner.
Excerpt: Good Bang for the Buck! Having owned a flat bed film scaner, this product, "hands down" is more productive when scanning large quanities... 200 +... (my recent project is appox 800)... quality of the scans = A+ (7200 dpi) speed of scans = A+ Color quality = B+ (now that could be an A or A+, but i'm using slide film from 20 years ago)
Excerpt: Scanning ease with a touch of a button. Save time over a taditional scanner that handles negs. The compact size takes little desk space & it's portable enough to take along in it's own protective bag. Scatches & dust are no match for the included software. Quality scans are the result.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy to operate, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Saves Time, Widely Compatible
Excerpt: After using an Epson flatbed scanner for years and never being happy with it, I picked up one of these. Images are such sharper. Tonal changes are much smoother. Overall image quality is 2x as good. Only qualms are the film holder stops are somewhat vague. Not a huge deal once you use it a bit. Silverfast can give great results but is a pain to use.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution
Excerpt: The product is easy to use. Allthough the disc with the drivers did not function, I had no problems to download it from the internet. The working of the scanner is a no brainer. Insert slides into mount, push in to scanner. Press button. The software (Silverfast) takes a little while to figure out, but is exactly what I needed. I use Lightroom and photoshop for the majority of my edit word.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
Summary: I recently purchased a Plustek slide and film scanner through an auction and unfortunately it was missing the slide and film carriers. I called Plustek about ordering replacements. The person I spoke to was incredibly nice, helpful and had a great sense of humor. If their product is as good as my experience on the phone with this rep, it will be worth every penny I paid for it !
Summary: I was originally hesitant to spend this much money on a one-time project, digitizing hundreds of 35mm slides from the middle of the last century. It is a splendid product; well-made and feature-rich. The use of infrared light to detect dust and scratches is alone a reason to buy this. Solid-state illumination means no heat damage to your old film. Negatives: 1.) only 35mm format supported. Strip negative and transparency holders included 2.