Decent bit of kit to scan negatives. Once you get your head around the settings, it's simple and easy to use. Not the quickest. Small and lightweight is a plus.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner
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Product code: 119796 (4042485365348)
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Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE is a 7200 dpi resolution scanner with state of the art illumination and optical systems designed to resolve very small differences in edge contrast. A built-in infrared channel can detect dust and scratches on the surface of the original negatives and slides. It is highly useful for defect removal without retouching the images.
The OpticFilm 8200i SE and LaserSoft Imaging's SilverFast software make for a good combination. Users can benefit from SilverFast's intelligent automatic functions which help to make the process of various adjustments much easier and get brilliant results. For example, SilverFast Multi-Exposure reveals more shadow details and creates less image noise. SilverFast iSRD uses the built-in infrared channel to remove dust and scratches without losing details, and SilverFast SCC provides selective color changing with just one click.
The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE scanner is bundled with the newest version of LaserSoft Imaging's acclaimed scanner software - SilverFast 8. The WorkflowPilot guides users through all scanning processes step by step. The new graphical user interface allows users to enjoy quality results with an easy learning curve, and the preview mode immediately shows the results of any adjustments. SilverFast 8 is multitasking capable, and supports the latest 64-bit hardware.
The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE offers the best film scanning solution for web sharing and printing. It targets all home users, lomographers, film photo enthusiasts from all professions, amateur photographers, professional photographers, and those who highly demand image quality.
- 7200 dpi resolution
- 48-bit color depth
- 64-bit hardware and software support
- Enhanced with Multi-Exposure Function for quality image
- USB High Speed 2.0 connection.
Took a while to get the hang of using it and to find the best settings on Vuescan after reading lots of on-line forums. It is really useful that you can use other programmes at the same time as scanning so can be working on an image in Lightroom while waiting for another neg to scan.
Bought to replace an ageing Canon FS4000US. Scans seems to be of slightly better quality than the Canon so far. Usual hassle with Silverfast of getting it to work with an existing copy for my Epson V700 - you need to update any existing copy to the latest version before installing the Plustek...
Does a really great job of scanning my old slides. Is not fast if you want to get the best results.of course you can skip steps, but as I only want to do this once,I am using all the steps. I had a scsi nikon many years ago and I believe the plustek is doing a better job. Just takes time.
excellent slide and negative scanner. quite slow for best results as expected. nicely designed slide magazine
this replaced a Nikon 4000 that Nikon failed to continue supporting with software and with firewire ports becoming more scarce. It seems to be a far better scanner, faster, can do multiple slides faster.
Quickly on to it. This is a good product and a great software that goes with it. SilverFast, the software, can be accessed via a phone number to Sarasota Fla that somehow gets one directly to Kiel, Germany and someone who know the software--if you have an issue go directly to a website search, get...
Does what it is supposed to do. Installation was straightforward. Had a little trouble with QuickScan software, but a call to Plustek Customer Support produced a real response from a real person.
Great film scanner. Maybe not professional grade but, amazing for digitizing your home slide collection. Very impressed with the results. Much better than I was expecting. Anyone should be happy unless you are trying to publish the images.
I have a file cabinet full of negatives from 1983 - about 2006 when I finally went all digital. There are a lot of wonderful shots that have been stored far too long. I'm now going through them and scanning the good ones. I haven't scanned for many years and it has improved greatly since then.
The Plustek is a very neat piece of equipment. It does exactly what I wanted in regards to negatives and slides. Been using it constantly for the past two weeks with great results.