The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai film scanner offers high resolution, hardware-based dust and scratch removal, and simple color calibration for scans.” – Quote from PCMag.com
In order to express our gratitude to the UK readers, Plustek runs the competition to give away a OpticFilm 8200i SE slide and negative scanner in Amaterur Photographer website.
Do you know you can develop your own films without a darkroom, anywhere and at anytime?
Plustek is giving away 20 sets of LAB-BOX + 2 Modules (135 and 120) (value €109) to Plustek Connect global blog readers.
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.
“If you want to get into film photography or have a desire to step back into the darkroom then the OpticFilm 8200i acts as the perfect bridge between film and digital.
It’s relatively inexpensive and enables you to transfer your images with relative ease to your computer, and also offers direct upload links to your favourite social outlets.”
“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