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The best of this type!
on December 5, 2011
This product is what you've been waiting for if you have lots of slides and negatives to digitize, and have been putting it off due to the slow speed of a flatbed scanner (as I did .. for 10+ years!).
It doesn't have the resolution of a flatbed or other film type scanner (although it rivals them), and isn't the choice for a pro photographer, but as an advanced amateur with darkroom & scanner experience I find the color balance, quality, and resolution to be more than adequate for a good 8x10 print from a partial 35mm frame. The speed blows away other methods and the color and quality is better than other products of this type that I have tried (and were unacceptable). NO color noise like some others.
The only things lacking are digital ICE or something of the sort, and EXIF info when changing the scan EV. Dust and scratches need to be corrected in photo software, as does a bit of color correction when using old or odd film stock. But IMO the amount of time & effort the touch-up takes is minor enough to still put you ahead of the time (and money) involved if you were to use a flatbed or film scanner. There is EXIF info in the jpg produced, but it doesn't reflect the EV used when scanning (always shows 0.0 EV) and it would have been nice to have a comment that at least said it is a scan from film .. but not a deal-breaker for me.
I scanned 500 negative frames in two evening sittings! When I finish my negatives, it's on to the slides and the relatives' shoe boxes full.