Pros: Hardware seems very capable. On 7200dpi scans you can see film grain sharply resolved. Great value as scanner comes bundled with Silverfast Ai.
Cons: Installation procedure is confusing. Don't be surprised if you get a bunch of error messages. You can ignore/cancel most of them and keep going. You do not need to install the Presto! PageManager program. I have used both Silverfast and Vuescan with ths scanner without issues. Both programs have their pros/cons, but if Silverfast didn't come bundled with the hardware I'd probably buy Vuescan as I think it's better value for the money. Neither program is easy to learn,...
Pros: Plustek does pretty decent resolution and the added plus of IR scanning for scratches and dirt. Silverfast software is fast and does a pretty decent job of controlling scanning, scratch and dust removal.
Cons: Silverfast driver installation a bit wonky. If you are using 64 bit Windows, make sure you have 64 bit drivers for the Plustek. Color correction is not always what you see is what you get.