Summary: I've been very pleased with the results obtained from this scanner so far (after about a dozen sets of negatives). As other reviewers have pointed out, the VueScan software is worth the relatively modest investment as it makes the whole process much easier.
Summary: I am not new to slide scanners since I owned the Acer Scanwit several years ago. This produced good scans but it did not have the infrared image with ICE dust removal. I eventually abandoned scanning slides because the time spent removing dust made it impractical. My goal has been to archive about 5,500 slides taken over the 45 years before digital cameras appeared. Obviously this is a mind-numbingly tedious operation.
Summary: I can't fault this slide scanner; it was easy to set up, installed with no problems on my Windows 7 system and produces excellent results with the supplied software. It's relatively intuitive to use (though careful reading of the small manual supplied is necessary before setting it up - if you follow the steps set out there you shouldn't have any problems) and the results are excellent.
Summary: Can't believe the negative reviews. I've had mine for about 9 months & in that time scanned close on 1000 slides & a few negatives. What you need is decent software to drive the scanner. I've used both Silverfast & VueScan. Both work extremely well with this scanner. As regards the comments about the noise. Yes it does make a noise when scanning, my bet is that the noise comes from a stepper motor during scanning. Stepper motors are not known for running silent.
Summary: This scanner is Lion compatible, however the scanners firmware needs to be updated to version 1.03 prior to connecting the scanner to your computer. The Firmware update and Lion disc image are freely available on the, less than user friendly, Reflecta website. The problem is that the firmware is updated via CyberViewX twain interface which you cannot install on your MAC until you have updated the firmware!!!
Summary: Prior to purchasing a scanner I read reviews of the various contenders and eventually opted for the Refelecta ProScan 7200. Whilst it was a tad more expensive than other models I went ahead and made the purchase. The product arrived on the date as promised, albeit a bit late in the day. It was undamaged and took a few minutes to assemble.
Summary: Lieferung erfolgte viel schneller als angegeben und problemlos. Hardware sehr zufriedenstellend (habe gerade ein ausgeblichenes Dia restauriert - das Gerät hat mehr rausgeholt als ich am Original sehen kann, auch bei einem dunklen Bild zeigt es im Schatten mehr Zeichnung als bei den bisher von mir verwendeten Geräten), die Software könnte etwas mehr brauchbare Einstellungen anbieten oder zumindest der Twain-Treiber von einem anderen Programm ohne UserInterface aufrufbar...