Wolverine F2D14 14 MP 35mm Slides and Negatives to Digital Image Converter (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Convert 35mm film Slides and Negatives into 14 MegaPixels JPEG image with a push of a button
- Unique stand-alone operation - No computer or software required to operate
- Fast conversion - requires only 5 seconds to scan an image
- Built-in SD & SDHC Memory Card Reader and TV-Out Jack
- PC and MAC Compatible (Plug-and-Play no drivers or software required)
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I found a highly recommended scanning service on line, sent them the slides and some money. Three weeks later I had my slides back and a CD with the scanned images. I thought they looked great, certainly better than anything I could do with my old scanner.
Last month I saw that Wolverine was selling this high resolution scanner. I've been using their Wolverine PASS200 Handheld Portable Documents, Books and Photo Scannerfor a while and figured if they could make a hand scanner work as well as it does then their slide scanner would be worth a try.
Compared with my old scanner, this is a joy to use. It scans a slide in a few seconds. The internal memory can hold 8 or 9 slides and you can add your own SD card to hold as many as you need. It comes with a 120/240V 50/60Hz adapter. However all it needs is any USB compatible connection so you can connect the cable to a computer or any charger or USB battery power supply, for example the Duracell Instant USB Charger with Lithium ion battery / includes universal cable with USB and mini USB, you have handy. That means, by the way, that not only do I NOT need a computer to scan in slides and negatives but I also don't need a wall outlet.
I have also found a dust blower very handy.Read more ›
The only downside is that you have to be very careful when placing the slides in the carrier. They have to fit in precisely otherwise the carrier will not close properly and it may jam in the converter and possibly damage it. Badly warped slides may also prevent the carrier from closing properly. Aside from those cautions, the Wolverine F2D14 is an excellent investment.
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.
I like the fact that there is exposure compensation by setting the EV numbers over a +/- 2 EV range for brighter or darker images, but this really doesn't work well for darker images.
If your slides are well lit with a good tonal range, this unit will work adequately. But if they are a little dark and have contrast, this unit will not provide a proper copy. The light intensity is not sufficient to illuminate a darker slide sufficiently so that the internal camera can capture the image adequately. And the light intensity is not completely uniform - the center is brighter than the outer edges - this mostly shows up on darker images but also on well-lighted images when compared to the projected picture. Sometimes, the internal camera is fooled by its automatic settings and the color fidelity is compromised.
The fidelity of the digitized image is disappointing when it is compared with the projected slide image in a darkened room. I can fix some of these things in Photoshop, but some of these issues are beyond fixing.
My old slides are too important to digitize them with mediocre results just to say that I've done it.
I still don't know what I will use to convert these slides to digital. It will probably be a much larger and slower flatbed scanner that can accommodate slides.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Photos do not come in good quality. Seems always "green" and dirty.Published 16 days ago by Vitor Brunoro
Worked fine for awhile, then all the color slide copies came out with a very red tone and I can't adjust the EV in any way that will correct the issue. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
converted over 1000 slides to digital with this and it worked fine. my negatives were in bad shape so not so fine with those but this is a great little productPublished 2 months ago by carol
This is so easy and works so well! You will not be sorry you bought it!!Published 5 months ago by Diane L.
Needed for a big project to convert hundreds of slides to digitalPublished 5 months ago by Michele OLiver