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Plustek Film Scanner Black Friday Deals
Posted By: Adam, 11-19-2013, 07:07 PM

Just got an e-mail about the following rebates:

OpticFilm 8100 - Dedicated 35mm film scanner: $60 instant rebate
OpticFilm 8200i Ai - 35mm film & slide scanner with IR dust and scratch removal: $90 instant rebate
OpticFilm 8200i SE- 35mm film & slide scanner with IR dust and scratch removal: $70 instant rebate


All three of these should be carried by B&H and Adorama.

For example: Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner 783064365321 B&H Photo Video



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Anyone out there have experience with these? Attempting to follow some other random threads, I was under the impression that these type of dedicated film scanners didn't produce very good results, or maybe were a lot of work to get good results. Maybe those comments were referring to flatbed scanners, and I'm getting the two types of scanners confused. Thanks for your comments.
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I have a Plustek Opticfilm 7200 something-or-other . . .

I'm very happy with it. I scanned 20,010 negatives and toward the end a slight discolouration appeared, but not severe. I say go for it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
Anyone out there have experience with these? Attempting to follow some other random threads, I was under the impression that these type of dedicated film scanners didn't produce very good results, or maybe were a lot of work to get good results. Maybe those comments were referring to flatbed scanners, and I'm getting the two types of scanners confused. Thanks for your comments.
You can read a review about these scanners at the following link. You will see they have a review of the 8100 too.

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Filmscanner review: picture quality, scan speed, resolution, device test of the dia scanner in detail

In general, scanning is a lot of work especially if you want to do volume.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
In general, scanning is a lot of work especially if you want to do volume.
Does anyone have recommendations of any scanners which can process whole rolls of film without having to cut them into strips of 6?
So, something where you just feed the entire roll in, and it'll go through and scan them all by itself?
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These plustek scanners give really excellent results at the cost of manual effort/speed. I've scanned 40 or 50 rolls though one of these in the past 2 years. Due to this low volume, that I wanted top IQ, and that I enjoy the process, this scanner was perfect for me. The only disappointment is the auto IR dust and scratch removal can't be trusted so I do it by hand.
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Hey! I've got one of these and agree with twitch - nice results but manual effort. The one I've got is a 7300.


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QuoteOriginally posted by kcmadr Quote
I have a Plustek Opticfilm 7200 something-or-other . . . I scanned 20,010 negatives and toward the end a slight discoloration appeared, but not severe.
Apparently the newer PlusTek models use an LED array for lighting, rather than the older-style cold cathode. Hopefully discoloration doesn't occur in the newer models.

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Apparently the newer PlusTek models use an LED array for lighting, rather than the older-style cold cathode. Hopefully discoloration doesn't occur in the newer models.
That's good for new users. Wish it was available a few years back. Should I end up re-scanning a bunch of them, I'll look into this for sure.
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Too bad their OpticFilm 120 is not being discounted.
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