The Plustek OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner delivers the professional image quality results from 35 mm film strips, slides and 120/220 film from 6 x 4.5 cm up to 6 x 12 cm in sizes. It is designed for professional photographers, advanced amateur photographers, film photo enthusiasts, photography schools and clubs. The OpticFilm 120 satisfies the film scanning requirements of advanced amateurs or professionals that require the ultimate in image quality and an ICC profiled scanning system.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Makes great scans, but it has a chronic glitch that others have complained about as well -- it often rejects the slide tray and scans anyway. Unplugging the device seems to reset it. Plustek has been unresponsive and obviously has allowed this problem to go uncorrected. It's more of an annoyance than a hindrance. Slide trays are well-designed and sturdy.
There is a pretty big learning curve with this machine. I had to call their help line to address why the film tray was being rejected. Had trouble scanning at max resolution. I like the color rendition that this machine has. Very little color correction is needed. Fairly simple to operate once Plustek figured out what was going on with my unit. Image sharpness of the scans is acceptable but I was hoping for better. The machine needs to be re-booted too often and can slow production. Film trays are very well made and lock down the film well.
The scanner itself is great. When it works it produces great results with both b/w (I've used Ilford Delta 100 Pro) and color (Kodachrome and Velvia 100). Does'nt do a very good job on a dense slides - there is no way to increase the exposure and multiple exposure mode doesn't help much as the higher exposure image is not recorded (it is combined with normal exposure image). Sometimes the scanner's servo looses its position and scan is offset either slightly or completely - just power cyclyng corrects it. The shutoff time can't be modified and that makes batch work difficult - while the first image is processed the scanner may shut off and that's it. Lowering resolution or decreasing processing (like iSRD or ME) can help but that is not practical. Overall its a great product, just needs love, care and attention.