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I bought this to scan old 35MM B&W negatives, color negatives and color slides. I had never heard of Kaiser Bass before, as it seems to be an Australian company. Anyhow, after a couple days of using the product, I must say that I am impressed.
First, the documentation is nicely done. It is easy to understand. The setup was a breeze. Just load the CD that comes with it, and it will install all the software for viewing and capturing your negatives or slides.
Using the product is straightforward. You load either slides or negatives into one of the two holders provided. Then you manually push the holder into the front of the device. You get to see what the result will be before you save it to your hard disk.
The device is USB powered, and Windows 7 recognized it and installed drivers. Not one problem. I think the CD also has drivers, but all I care about is that it works.
The quality of the B&W negatives is outstanding. Very crisp. The software gives you quite a few options regarding quality and film type. No complaints at all from me. I have thousands of slides and negatives to look at, so this will take a while. The unit seems to me to be fast enough. I do use Photoshop, Fireworks and Corel for photo editing, but the software that comes with the device seems more than adequate for many editing needs.
So, I have no qualms in recommending this scanner. It works, and from what I can tell, it will work for years to come.
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Initial post: Mar 16, 2013 5:04:13 PM PDT
Fletcher Arc says:
Thank you for the review. I was wondering if the product does a good job on slides...I have a ton. Also, how is the machine still holding up? Any issues? Thank you again for your time.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 5:34:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2013 5:35:16 PM PDT
The device works fine with slides. You will still need some photo editing software such as Photoshop or Corel, Fireworks, etc. to get the best range of color, but the raw files are really pretty good. I done hundreds of color slides with no problems. Also hundreds of old B&W negatives with good results.
No problems with the machine at all.
Hoope this helps.
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