7200 dpi was the attraction. That said, I’m learning that scanning at that resolution isn’t always best when the negative’s granularity doesn’t match 7200 dpi. I think for most negatives 2400 is best. The kit is great and the software excellent.
Just replaced my old 7600i + SilverFast 6.6 with this 8100 + SilverFast 8. What an improvement! The new software needed some re-learning, but once success is easy to use and more flexible than the 6.6. Colour slides and negatives come out very well.
I unboxed the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i and had the basic software installed in 5 minutes. Ten minutes of reading and playing around with settings and I was away scanning old 35 mm slides and negatives with excellent resolution. The colour reproduction is excellent. Build quality is robust and sleek.
This scanner can out resolve any known film and has greater dynamic range, so everything on the film is going to be captured. The advantage of oversampling like this is that any slight quality loss due to colour correction, cropping or rotating will be invisible. Images can be downsized after processing.
I’m so glad I bought this scanner. I have so far scanned about 150 films so that’s heading towards 5000 scans and this scanner had been working just fine. Don’t waste money on a cheap scanner; you only want to do this once so spend the extra and do the job properly! Get a decent scanner like this one!
I am scanning the archives of a professional photographer with this scanner and I am very pleased with it. The build of the OpticFilm 120 is excellent, and it comes with every format film holder you would ever need. I am very pleased with this versatile unit.
I was really happy to discover a high quality 120 scanner after so many manufacturers left the market. Very high quality optics, light source, carriers and overall build. The included Silverfast Ai full version is what makes this thing scream.