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Plustek OpticFilm 7200 7200DPI Film Scanner
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Product Description

The OpticFilm 7200 is a 7200 dpi film scanner capable of scanning 35 mm slide and negatives. High optical resolution, USB 2.0 connection and fast scan speed allow Plustek's OpticFilm 7200 to easily outperform other professional film scanners.The OpticFilm 7200 is the perfect scanner for photographers and small office/workshop users, offering a variety of possibilities including high quality images for magazines and other printed material, photo enlargements, brochures, digitizing slides/negatives, web pages, as well as images to share with friends on the Internet, and more!The OpticFilm 7200 provides 48-bit scanning capability that supports recognition of literally trillions of different colors. The result is extremely accurate color rendition compared to the original film, retaining subtle details in the highlight and shadow areas of the scanned image.e.

The Plustek OpticFilm 7200 7200DPI Film Scanner is an outstanding solution for photographers who have a collection of 35mm film and wish to scan it for archiving or to digitally manipulate the images on a computer. The OpticFilm 7200 has the ability to scan at a high optical resolution of 7200 dpi and a 48-bit color depth for outstanding accuracy, preserving details such as the highlights and shadows of an image. The scanner is very easy to use: To scan, simply mount slides or a strip of film into the carrier and position it in the scanner. To use the quickscan button on the scanner's front, use the included QuickScan utility, which automatically scans according to the default settings you define. Scanning takes about 48 seconds for 3600 dpi scan, and it uses a single pass.

A small slide-sized square at the top of the scanner lights up when the scanner is on and can be used to view slides and negatives. The scanner uses a USB 2.0 connection for universal compatibility and quick data transfer. The OpticFilm 7200 comes with LaserSoft SilverFast SE 6, which offers controls for tweaking scanned images. A Photoshop plug-in and a TWAIN driver are part of the SilverFast software, enabling its use with other image manipulation programs. Also included is NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5 and PageManager 7.10. A carrying case is provided to hold the scanner and its accessories. The Plustek OpticFilm 7200 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista.

What's in the Box
OpticFilm 7200 scanner, padded carrying bag, mounted slide holder and filmstrip holder, USB cable, power adapter, quick guide, LaserSoft SilverFast CD-ROM, and setup/application CD-ROM.

Features:
  • USB film scanner offers high-quality scans of 35-millimeter film and slides
  • Scans up to optical resolution of 7200 x 7200 dpi at 48-bit color depth
  • Built-in illuminated slide viewer
  • Included software package with LaserSoft SilverFast SE 6.5, NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5, and NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10
  • Device measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 10.7 inches (WxHxD)

Customer Reviews:

  • Works better than expected
    In simple words: This product, after a quit simple software installation procedure, works better than expected. Software, even though its a "basic" edition, does a job that probably fits the needs of 99% of home users...more info
  • Excellent slide scanner for < $200
    The Plustek 7200 is an excellent slide scanner for the money. I have tried many methods to scan my 5000 slides -- going back to the 50s thru late 90s. This is the scanner that I will use for the massive conversion. The good news is that with a little effort, you can get the included SilverFast software to clean up dirty (dusty) slides. The bad news is: it takes some time/effort for each slide -- depending on their condition. SilverFast also does color correction, which is harder to work with, and somewhat effective -- once you get the hang of it. I expect that by the time I complete all 5000 scans, I will be pretty good at the color correction thing...

    When I saw the < $200 price I was wary. The good reviews on Amazon (and elsewhere) convinced me that it was worth risking $200. Fear not, this is a real slide scanner> It produces high quality scans, and it is very effective for the amateur photographer / hobbyist.


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  • Works Great, Good value for money
    This scanner is efficiently compact, the software installed smoothly (Windows XP) and works well. SilverFast SE works well; I find it fairly intuitive. As far as adjusting each slide before scanning, the autoadjust normally is sufficient, but the other adjustment options are sometimes needed. The "flip" and "rotate" feature makes it easy to readjust the orientation of the slide so you don't have to actually reset the slide in the frame if you get it in sideways or backwards. Very good value for the money. ...more info
  • Product performed as indicated
    After looking at having slides converted into digital images and found the cost to be 25 cents to $1.50 each, purchasing a machine and investing my time was the way to go. I have some 3000 plus slides to convert so I did a little investigating and the Plustek 7200 was a middle of the road product and reasonably priced. Upon receipt, I started to scan slides and have completed about 800 so far and the results have been very acceptable. Some of the slides are very old and the original quality is not so good. Some are very dirty which the scanner picks up. The preview feature helps so that you can clean and re-preview prior to making the final scan. The installation was straight forward and I was up and running in a very short period of time. I have not played around with the many additional software applications provided so I have no feedback on those. The basic slide contract and brightness adjustments and cropping features work very easy and do a level of quality I was looking for. Having never used the more expensive tools in this category I don't have a comparison. If you are looking to save the family slides to digital images and that is your main objective then I would say that this machine works as the manufacturer indicates. good basic slide scanner....more info
  • High quality images but bad color reproduction
    I have had this scanner for about two years. I bought it when I started doing film photography as part of a class I was taking at a local college. I had many slides from class, mostly Fujifilm Velvia 100 taken with a Nikon N90 and a Voigtlander Bessa R3M.

    The 7200DPI resolution of this scanner is very high. It is almost overkill with 35mm film. The quickscan option is nice and fast and once you get the hang of centering the slides the workflow is quick. Auto crop is pretty much hit or miss, many of my slides were missing detail on the edges. The silverfast software is not as good. The user interface has a pretty high learning curve. Even after playing with it for endless hours, I still can't get it to do anything I want and the scans look as same as the quickscan option.

    Mostly, I just want an image file that looks like what my slide looks like. I figured with undamaged perfect slides, this should be no problem. No setting I tried with either quickscan or silverfast could make these images look like they do on the light table. Either the software or the scanner has a problem with proper color reproduction. I would give this three stars except that none of the software is compatible with Mac, which is where I do all of my digital photography (I bought my mac after I bought the scanner).

    My biggest problem with this scanner, which is causing me to replace it, is the color reproduction. I have fresh slides straight from the E6 developer down the street and the scanned colors are WRONG. This scanner, by default, produces warm toned poorly saturated scans. Fujifilm Velvia is a very vivid colored transparency film. It looks gorgeous on the light table, yet garbage when scanned. After many tries with this scanner, I'm just gonna give up and buy something else....more info
  • Good for slides: only so-so for negatives
    Slide scanning work very well, sharp and clear. Negatives, however were notquite as clear and clean when scanned, even at higher resolutions....more info
  • Extremely useful product
    I'm delighted with this purchase even though I'm aghast to see that it went up nearly a hundred dollars since I bought it last summer. I thought electronics were supposed to be going down in price! But never mind that, I'm not reviewing the price but the product and it is good. I ended up installing a lot of software that I didn't end up using because I wasn't sure about the software interdependencies but once that was all done, I got to work and was soon successfully scanning away. Even though you must (natch) scan each slide individually, you develop a rhythm and it is quite possible to multitask on small things or play spider solitaire whilst working. I ended up scanning nearly 1200 slides and it took me approximately 16 hours (on and off over the course of several days). There was such joy in seeing 50-year-old slides come to life! I messed up a couple of times and put a slide in backwards. Not to worry. You can correct that sort of thing with the viewing software and also rotate those pesky sideways pictures. This was a pricey item, even before the price hike, but I've already got folks lining up to borrow it so I think that it will have been a worthwhile investment (I work on the barter system - a bottle of wine or some cookies in trade). Another thing that mattered to me: I have a pretty crowded desktop and it doesn't take up a lot of space. Plus it makes cool sounds that baffle the cat....more info
  • Scanner Review
    Once I figured out that the instruction manual was on the disk and was able to start using the scanner, I found it did a good job and was easy to use....more info
  • If scanning slides....this is it!
    I have about 1500 old family slides to scan. This unit works VERY well and its going much faster then I thought it would. I am scanning about 100 a day while I am working on other things. The resolution is more then enough for any need and the unit installed and worked perfectly right out of the box. For the price it cant be beat. It comes with two slide trays that hold 4 slides per tray. So while I am scanning one I am loading the other. Scanning times are longer for higher resolutions.

    One piece of advice, get some compressed air! The scanner is very good and will scan all the hair and other small debris on the slides. I make it a point to shoot compressed air at both sides of the slides and that removes 90% of the dirt that had built up over the last 30 years.

    If you are scanning slides with this unit (it also scans film negatives), you can always sell it for close to what Amazon is selling it after scanning your collection.

    As always Amazon was great....more info
  • Great scanner for the money
    Setting up the hardware was simple and straightforward. My one complaint, and I'm being picky is that the included drivers did not work with Windows Vista and actually hung the machine when the CD autoran. I was eventually able to get them off of the website (be careful, there are different revisions as per the hardware serial number) and install.

    Using the basic functions of the machine was easy enough, but there are enough functions in the software that if you want to really have great scans you'll have to jump on a steep and fairly intuitive learning curve, or read the instructions(!).

    Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and am enjoying the slides I have my mother and grandfather scanning and tagging for future generations of our families....more info
  • First class scanner
    I bought this scanner in desparation to try to save some of my slides. Due to my frequent moves I was not able to store my valuable slides properly and mould had begun to grow on some.
    The scanner I found was excellent value for money. It was very easy to set up and use even for a non-techie like me.
    The quality of the scanned images surprised me, I did not expect to get such high quality digital images from such a modestly priced scanner.
    I am very happy with my purchase and recommend it to any photographer who has slides that need to be archived....more info
  • Great Little Scanner
    After researching scanners for slides and film, I decided on the OpticFilm 7200. I saw very few negative reviews and for good reason. This scanner has done everything I wanted, which was to scan in to digital format 45 year old family slides that were soon headed for the trash bin. (We are such a throw-away society!) I would recommend this scanner to anyone for almost any slide scanning job you have....more info
  • Great value
    this scanner is easy to use and the software is easy to install and use as well....out of the box and scanning slides in 20 minutes!!! i have scanned over 800 slides in 3 days and is working very well!!!!...more info
  • Excellent choice for it's purpose
    I have a tremendous number of black-and-white negatives that I needed turned into prints (the original photos are long gone), but needed to stay within a budget. My seven-year-old Microtek flatbed scanner still runs great for documents and photos, and I tried using the slide/negative adapter, but at 600 dpi, the results were much less than what I require. I bought the Plustek Opticfilm 7200 and am quite pleased with the resolution, the ease of use and the software. At 7200 dpi, it shows a slight graininess (not unlike using Kodak Tri-X film) but nothing worth worrying about. The software shows options for higher resolutions (at a very high price of disk space), but I haven't tried them yet. The software is designed specifically for the purpose of processing transparencies and has yielded far better results than scanning negatives with my flatbed and reversing them to positive using Photoshop Elements. If there is a downside to this scanner, it is probably the limitations of media size; I could not scan my 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" negatives with it, and I would have to make a special holder for my old 126 and 127 film size negatives to fit the slide holder. Other scanners costing more that $1000 may have better end results, but for the money and for my purposes, this is perfect....more info
  • Excellent for Slide scanning
    The scanner generates good quality scans, and the default software works reasonably easily. It is a great improvement over the film scanning attachment to a normal page scanner that I was using before. Even under- and over-exposed slides can mostly be brought into reasonably good shape. High resolution scanning is quite slow (though this may be partly because my USB connection is only USB1), but good scans for display on a monitor are quick enough to be convenient. ...more info
  • Review of Plustek OpticFilm Scanner
    This is an excellent product that is easy to use and results in notably sharp images. I would rate it 100 on a scale of 1 to 100....more info
  • Interesting experience for the unexperienced
    I had some difficulty with installation due to overlooking the printer/scanneer I already had attached....that took two frustrating evenings. However, tech suppoprt was great and had me up and working right after the call.

    It does a great job on transferring slides to jpeg files. I am very happy with the results. I did not use the accompanying software, I found most pictures were fine with the alterations on Quickscan program. I first scanned them with 1200 dpi but re-scanned them at 2400 dpi for better pics. I also re-scanned some because I forgot to clean the slides prior to scanning and when they are blown up, you can see the dust. I bought a micro-suede dust rag at Office Max that worked great.

    Have fun...I am happy with the Plustek...more info