Photographer Olli Thomson has recently bought a Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE 35mm film scanner as part of his ongoing dive into film photography. Scanning is a critical part of his hybrid analogue-digital workflow in getting the negative into a viewable and printable form. He bought the scanner so that he can produce higher quality scans, have more control over the outcome, and save money in the long run. He wrote the scanner review at the Emulsive website and gave practical in-depth advice.
Here’s an update to the delivery schedule and competition entry deadline for Plustek’s competition prizes “20 sets of LAB-BOX + 2 Modules (135 and 120) (value €109)”.
As per the recent notice received from the LAB-BOX creator ars-imago, they expect the shipment will be by the end of this summer.
Good things are worth waiting for. We therefore also extend the closing date for competition entries to this summer when ars-imago starts to ship.
With Plustek ePhoto Z300, Silverlab Solutions has created an easy way for customers to scan and digitize their printed photos by using kiosk systems in supermarkets, pharmacies and retail chain stores.
People can use these digital images to reprint, enlarge, or create greeting cards, collages, photo books, etc.
Expert Dave Mitchell at IT Pro has published a review of SmartOffice PL4080 workgroup document scanner and gave it “IT Pro Recommened” award.
I found this Plustek ePhoto z300 scanner to be easy and quick to use. I was amazed at how I buzzed through my photos. Very satisfied. I also scanned some photos that were on cardboard and some old Polaroids and then went right through!
The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai film scanner offers high resolution, hardware-based dust and scratch removal, and simple color calibration for scans.” – Quote from PCMag.com
I am using this scanner to scan 12×12 traditional scrapbook pages to recreate digital/printed copies. I used the highest resolution setting and the quality is incredible. I’m looking forward to using this scanner for many years to come for a lot of different projects.
I have been using the Z300 for about two weeks and, so far, it has worked extremely well. I am impressed by the speed of scanning, for the majority of my old photographs, it is more than adequate. The Z300 will have a dramatic impact on the speed of my archiving thousands of old photographs.