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.
You can’t beat the price for scanning large documents. We have infrequent need to scan large documents, so this really fit the bill. Be sure to follow the simple installation instructions. With drivers installed everything works fine. Scanning is fast and simple.
It is a great little unit and there is nothing comparable for the price. I have already scanned 100 old photographs, and they all came out great. It auto crops them too, so that is pretty sweet and saves you photo editing time and effort.
Great product, nice and easy to use, easy clean install into win7 OS. No issues. Scans good, auto crops and centers photos as you scan. I found this to be the best solution for rapid scanning old archive photos after looking around for 2 months. If you want to go digital buy this scanner.
The OpticFilm 120 comes with Silverfast software. Results were very gratifying from the start scanning 645 and 35mm transparencies. The scanning procedure was straightforward, and the results were very good with accurate color.
This scanner does an excellent job; very simple to set up and use. I am generally very picky about my photos, but I am impressed with the results. Great way to bring the old slides back to life.
This PLUSTEK OpticPro A320 scanner is a great value. The speed that it scans is a pleasant surprise; and the fact that it has such a large scanning area is terrific! The quality is superb; and I was hesitant at first. But I am glad I bought the product; and it is a great value.