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Comments about Wolverine Wolverine 35mm Film into Digital Image Converter with Large Screen and TV-Out:
I would buy this again but has a lot of problems which keeps it from being the complete solution to scanning one's film images.
I have a professional level scanner but it is slow, taking 45 minutes up to an hour and a half for a 36 frame roll, even at the lowest resolutions. I wanted a catalog of all my film images, but had given up. I bought the Wolverine hoping it would be quick, which it definitely was. It's almost as fast as taking snapshots.
In using it however, the images got dustier and dustier and no amount of cleaning could take care of. Essentially, the dust trapped in manufacture shifted into areas that would be scanned. Not accessible unless one disassembles the unit. (Please see attached image which is a scan of a blank negative. This is the dust that will be added to each image.) I considered returning the unit however was not sure the problem would be cured. So some dust reduction software or better quality control is needed.
Video output is so grainy, I wonder if it was even worth the effort and may be the reason they didn't include a video cable. It's also too bad that it only allows one function at a time, ie one can scan but not upload via the USB cable.
I am keeping mine since it is fast. I'm able to do a couple hundred images in roughly half an hour. This will allow me to build a catalog of my pictures. Had I bought this at a stand alone unit, I would have definitely returned the thing. Yet had the thing been dust free I would have been singing it's praises.
Scan showing internal dust.
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