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.
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!