Amateur Photographer Magazine gives Testbench Recommended Award to Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE film scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE is specifically designed to scan 35mm slides and negatives at resolutions up to 7,200 dots per inch (dpi). In a recent issue of Amateur Photographer, Andy Westlake, the technical editor, thoroughly reviewed the OpticFilm 8200i SE hardware and software. If you are about to digitize your collection of 35mm films, you can get informative advice about the scanner in his review.

The Easy Way to Digitize Books

eBookScan is the easy-to-use software for Windows system. This program is a specialized book conversion program that allows you to conveniently digitize your books, magazines and other paper documents and save them under various formats. The program allows you to perform common page editing and adjustment tasks like rotation, cropping, brightness, contrast, page order, all from the same graphical user interface in real-time.

What scanner will you buy to digitize films and slides – flatbed scanner or dedicated film scanner?

“If you’re in the market for a dedicated film scanner there’s a few options out there, but most people will likely opt for a flatbed due to cost and flexibility. Flatbed scanners are a great option for photographers, but they do have some shortcomings. The most notable, for me, has been sharpness. Now, I am not a pixel peeper, but I am keen on making the sharpest scans that I can with what I have available. What’s the point in seeking out the best optics for my cameras if I’m going to settle for out of focus scans later on?” – Cameron Kline, from Film Shooters Collective