Plustek OpticFilm 8100, 7200 dpi Film Scanner with Built-in Multi-Sampling Function, USB High Speed 2.0

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Plustek to replece v750 pro


from San Jose, CA  -  Casual User

I had been using a v750 pro but repalced it with a plustek for 35mm and cs8000 for Medium format. Both have provided much higher quality scans.

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Plustec OpticFilm 8100


from Texas  -  Frequent User

Excellent product, well built, great output quality! I use the product exclusively to digitize color slides that date back to 1968. I have hundreds, they have been well selected from the start, no junk or badly exposed, and kept either in projector trays or in plastic slide covers. After a day of testing various settings with both the IntelliScan setting using SilverFast 8, and the QuickScan, I settled on the latter. My basic settings in the Quickscan Menu are 1200 BPI, 24-Bit Color, show Pre-scan. You will have to check the results and adjust to your own preference. Don't get discouraged by negative reviews/comments, such as "difficult software", "slow scanning", etc. Give it enough time to get comfortable with the system. Like I said, I only use it for to scan slides. The time it takes, after I push the QuickScan button and the finished image appears on my PC monitor is exactly 38 seconds, not bad as far as I'm concerned! And the image looks great, even after I burn it to DVD and show it on my 42" flat screen TV. Just make sure to eliminate as much dust as possible ahead of scanning. I use an antistatic cloth (or camel hair brush) and Dust-Off compressed air, after I clip the slides into the holder. The occasional dust that remains and shows up is no worse than when I used a projector and screen. If you see one that's unacceptable, it doesn't take long to rescan it. No, I don't have any affiliation with Plustek or it's reseller. I like the product and it does a good job for me. Cons: Plustek should include at least one additional slide holder, but I'll buy a set of two at the next opportunity to preload them. Also, I'd like to see a blinking light on the unit that tells me when it's scanning, or even a buzzer when done. No big deal though, I look at the PC screen and it tells me. Actually, I enjoy reliving some nice memories while seeing those old slides on my monitor. Glad I bought it ... would recommend it to anyone willing to take the time to learn how to use it. I really thought it was quite easy.


bought it 3 times in last 8 mo


from new york city  -  Frequent User

This scanner when works is fantastic. I have a mac with the new OS on it and this thing has given me nothing but problems. First bought in aug of 2012. Then Jan 2013, then March 2013. Three times. Here is my issue. Each time you scan and it will scan a neg at 3600DPI just fine. More often then not after scanning a neg or two, it will go into this mode where the scan takes 3-4 minutes...and most times does not look right. Its frustrating when you need a scanner to do its 30 second scan times when your scanning tons of film. If they get their stupid firmware to work properly with the new MAC OS..I will be happy...until then watch out.

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Easy setup and works great


from New Mexico  -  Frequent User

Great for giving new life to old slides and makes great output for photo books of past experiences, vacations, family, etc.


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flavia b  what is the difference between 8100 and 8200 model?
DOMINICK I  It looks like there are two main differences. Also, on the Plustek website, they show an 8200i AI. I assume that's the same as the 8200. The two main differences are: (1) The 8200 has built-in infrared. The 8100 does not. That is used to do a better job of detecting scratches/dust on film I think. (2) The 8200 has an "IT8 Target" for color accuracy. The 8100 does not. I guess the target is a calibration thing. I've only used the Plustek 8100 a little. It seems to do a good job, but loading negative strips on the holder is a pain. It has pretty good scratch and dust removal capability. but I use Photoshop for that. The 8200 with it's built-in IR hardware might do a better job than software alone for that functionality.
flavia b  are the trays for the 35mm slides and negatives included or should they be bought separately as accessories?
SUSAN D  The scanner comes with one 35 mm negative holder and one 35 mm slide holder. I have not found them for sale separately.
Shopper  Will this scanner work with panoramic 35 mm film shot from a Widelux or a Roblex?
CARL F  The Plustek 8100 film holders will allow only the usual 35 mm slide or negative to be copied, but the Silverfast software that comes with the scanner will patch together different slides or negatives into a panorama.
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