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.
Here is exciting news for Plustek Connect blog readers who have signed up to enter the LAB-BOX competition to win one of competition prizes “20 sets of LAB-BOX + 2 Modules (135 and 120) (value €109)”. The moulds will be ready in August and more information on the shipping schedule will be updated in the next weeks.
Do you feel it’s really difficult to edit the scan images? Can you find the exact edit function in the software? Don’t worry, we’ve prepared a series of tutorial videos to guide you through the editing software step by step. Whether you want to adjust the brightness or remove the scratches, the answer is right here.
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.