Top positive review
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on 22 April 2013
I’m quite impressed with this bit of kit. Like many I have hundreds if not thousands of both mono and colour negatives and even with a loupe and a light box it’s very hard to sort the wheat from the chaff and to have them put on to disc by a photographic shop you will probably if like me finish paying for a lot of frames that are not worth scanning The cheapest I have found is 50p per scan at a measly 200dpi meaning 100 cost scans £50. So with this in mind I started looking for scanners and came across this one. I was a little apprehensive due being the cheapest and had only 7 reviews but as I only wanted it just for proofing I decided to take the chance and was really surprised at the very good scanning quality. Not as good as a top end scanning service but I think it will please most and after examining the image one could elect to use a professional service.
It’s very easy to use, just load the disc, follow the on screen instructions and you’re on your way. There are 2 different file formats – JPEG or TIFF. 4 different quality levels and 2 different DPI settings 1800 or 3600. There’s also a small suite of editing software that will properly satisfy most except Photoshop fans.
The only criticism is the film holder is rather hard to open due to the amount of force required also as not all cameras framing positions are the same means some frames do not align with the aperture in the holder, as the film is located by lugs engaging the film sprocket holes, though these two points I can live with, slide holder no problem. Due to this I would like to give four and three quarter stars but I can’t so I give it 5