Review of OpticFilm 8200i SE, by Photographer Olli Thomson

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. 

Open Box Review on “Photography Blog Recommended” Awarded Film Scanner: OpticFilm 8100

“For its price, the Plustek OpticFilm 8100 is a very capable desktop film scanner. 3600ppi scans are sharp and detailed, printing well up to A3 size (depending on the quality of the originals, of course). … the Multi-Exposure feature does help you eek out a bit of extra detail from your most contrasty slides. … the OpticFilm 8100 is not the ideal tool for archiving truly large film collections but if you only need to digitise a moderate amount of slides and negatives, we have no reservations recommending it to you.”

– from the open box scanner review written by Zoltan Arva-Toth for Photography Blog.

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.