Pacific Image PrimeFilm 7250uPro3 for Windows and Mac
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- High Resolution - 7200 dpi
- Batch Scanning - Automatic Film Feeder
- Scan Single Slide/Frame and Filmstrips
- Digital Ice Auto Image Correction
- Compatible with Windows & Mac
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Well, all is not going well with this scanner after using it more extensively. It exhibits a color shift or streaking problem on the left half of some scanned-in slides and nearly all scanned-in negatives. The manufacturer has sent two "tested" replacement units and they have the same problem. I installed the scanner on another computer and it still has the same problem. The manufacturer says I'm the only one reporting the problem, so they are not showing any urgency in fixing it. SilverFast using multi-exposure seems to be able to remove the problem on negatives but not slides. Anyone else experiencing this? So at this point I can no longer recommend this scanner until the problem gets resolved (if ever!).Read more ›
If you are looking to scan your thousands of old films and slides, then this is "THE" final film/slide scanner you are looking for. The best feature in this scanner is that, if you have the 35mm films in a roll (I never cut them), you simply load them, select "Scan All" and come back in an hour or two to see the results.
After buying testing and returning the following scanners, I finally found "PrimeFilm 7250uPro3" to be my final film/slide scanner.
- Brookstone iConvert (low quality)
- Wolverine F2D 300 (low quality)
- Pacific Image ImageBox 9MP (medium quality, broke after a few uses)
- Pacific Image's PrimeFilm 7250u high quality (not quite satisfying)
Update as of April 19, 2013:
Buy at your own risk. It worked fine for a short while, until it started scanning only 70% of my negatives. Customer Service is wonderful. However, after returning the unit and getting a replacement, it worked for a week and then it started scanning at really slow. Sometimes it works normally and sometimes it has some issues. Although I must say that the quality of the scan at 7200 DPI is extremly good.
Vuescan uses the default driver this scanner ships with, which means it doesn't work.
Silverfast uses their own driver, so it works much more quickly.
I have to be careful with this scanner, similar to carrying a pot of boiling water. If you move one degree out of what the scanner deems "acceptable" it will lock up and freeze, crashing Silverfast and making a hard reset on the scanner the only option.
The way I have been able to get it to work properly is to first upgrade the firmware (http://scanace.com), then follow these steps:
1. Turn on the scanner.
2. Start silverfast and wait to click "Continue" arrow on the splash screen.
3. Wait until scanner light is solid GREEN, then click "Continue"
4. Insert film strip (I scan 36xp rolls all at once). Silverfast will restart.
5. Click "Overview." Let the scanner do its thing. Sometimes it locks up at this point, but rarely.
6. At this point, you can choose to do a Prescan for the first negative, and wait then set your ICE correction (I set it manually at 20), Negative type, and crop (I select all visible area and crop later).
7. Go up to Scan in Silverfast and hold down on the button until you see Batch Scan, then click it.
8. At this point, you have no control. The scanner will scan and save the files somewhere. I have had the best luck with just leaving my computer while this happens, and not touching ANYTHING. About 30 minutes later, come back and hopefully it won't have frozen or crashed. You will now have a bunch of 2700 dpi (my setting) images that can be color corrected with Lightroom or Photoshop.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Returned for credit, seemed to be a fine machine but not what I really wanted. Received refund without problems.Published 6 months ago by Golden Pines Gardens, Vanderstelt
This is about the best for the price. This Pacific Image PrimeFilm does the job just as well as the Nikon scanners. I liked it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by TOM KLEKAMP
Could be a great product, if it worked. Something was definitely out of alignment on mine. Returned and got 7200U which has better characteristics (but lacks automatic film... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Vic
I have been using this scanner for a while now to scan color negatives (mostly Kodak Gold), and I have found that it is capable of producing high quality scans, but the use of... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Richard M.
I just bought this scanner and had it shipped to the UK. Clearly this venture cost me more than the basic price - twenty bucks short of four hundred. Why? Read morePublished on May 2, 2014 by Gerdsooz
Amazon should remove this product from its store as item is not worth the time, frustration and definitely $$ paid. All it does is calibrate over and over and over again.Published on April 10, 2014 by Jackie Oickle
This film scanner works to a fashion, but is certainly not a top-shelf scanner. The included software is in a word bad. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Thomas C.
Despite using BOTH the provided software and purchasing another, this unit produces uniformly very dark digital images that take much time to lighten up, using still other... Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Sylvia Butcher
I specifically decided to order this item because the poor reviews indicate good image quality, but difficult installation (hence driving the price low). Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by jOn