OpticFilm 8200i Ai User Stories

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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. A good pick from eBay.

– from dave.ball on ebay UK


I unboxed the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i and had the basic software installed in 5 minutes. I didn’t bother with the bundled SilverFast software. Ten minutes of reading and playing around with settings and I was away scanning old 35 mm slides and negatives with excellent resolution. The 2400 dpi setting (24 bit colour) gave me 1MB jpg files that were more than enough for my needs. The device will scan up to 7200 dpi and 48 bit colour but the files are over 100MB and my original photos aren’t sharp enough to be any benefit. The colour reproduction is excellent. Build quality is robust and sleek. It all fits neatly into the provided canvas bag.

– from gremlinpot on eBay UK

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