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1,500+ negatives in and it's doing a great job.
on 3 February 2015
This is my second negative scanner, the first one (Veho VFS-008 Smartfix Scan to SD Stand Alone Slide and Negative Scanner) worked fine, but I quickly realised that the effort in scanning in a bunch of old photos is in the loading them into the carousel. If you're going to go to all that effort you might as well scan them in at the highest resolution possible. Therefore, I sold the Veho bought the Ion and haven't looked back. The device is very simple to use, just load the negative and slide through the machine clicking the button. Then use the SD card to transfer to your computer.
Given that the negatives are 15+ years old, I've been generally impressed by the quality. Sure, some are a bit, faded or off colour but this is almost certainly the negative, not the scanner. For the odd spot to retouch, and to change the colour tone to make it richer, I find that Google's free Picasa software does a great job. Very quick and easy to use and makes it all very straightforward.