The mounted slide holder can hold up to 4 slides. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Plustek OpticFilm is the latest entry-level model in Plustek’s OpticFilm line of dedicated 35mm film scanners. For my slides, dpi is way enough, with dpi, the quality does not rise, but scan time and data volume do. The preview speed is quick, under 10s.

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Plustek Opticfilm 8100 Film Scanner Review

The difference in colour cast between the two scanners is more noticeable than between ME being on or off. So now to the results …. Silverfast SE Plus 8 offers features that will be useful to both experienced users, and complete novices alike.

Thanks for looking …. Light, Medium and Strong. This takes significant extra time, however. Power, radius and threshold slider adjustors change the image in real time at a rate dependant on scanning resolution. Padded carry case, scanner, 1. Its a nice compact unit and feels pretty solid but the film holders are just as flimsy as my epson ones. I award 5 out of 5 stars. I consider myself a perfectionist.

My 1st impressions of my Plustek Scanner ….. – tim dobbs photography

Also as a side note …. Oh, dpi seems to be the sweet spot for me. Using this wizard, I have soon learned to control the software producing great results that are exactly fitting my needs. I usually use an Epson v flatbed scanner and the bundled epson software. Colour Transparency Test PT OF Gull Default Max ME The intensity of the red at the bottom of this image appears a little artificial, and the darker areas could have been a little lighter, overall though not that bad considering only automatic settings were used.

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Now let’s see how many of those defects were detected and marked for removal by the SRD tool:. Cons Scans only one slide or frame of film at a time. My curly film technique is roughly… hinge at the left, justify left end of film, pinch the left end of the top plate down pressing against the back of my right hand, enough to hold the end of the film in place, locate the right hand ish end of the film, hold the rebate in place with my right forefinger, then let the top plate snap downwards.

Multi-exposure is toggled to either on or off, and does not appear to have any user settings. These crops are from the full frame scans above. It would have been a better idea to put the hinges on the longer side, at least from a handling point of view. The newly designed graphical user interface makes the software easy to use.

The preview speed is quick, under 10s. By using our service, you agree to our use of cookies.

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Plustek OpticFilm Review & Rating |

Be sure to mention BHWishList when you share! As comparatively low priced devices in proper quality Plustek scanners are quite popular. The Archive Suite offers scanner and digital imaging software in a cost-effective package.

As the OpticFilm lacks an auto-feeder the film carriers must be advanced by hand, with plutek provision for batch scanning. Carrying bag The scanner comes with a padded carrying bag that includes storage space for the scanner, two film holders, power adapter and USB cable. Directory Pages Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories. The highest dpi scan resolution poustek actually over sampling the film gran too much, so I use the second-best dpi option which gives TIFF or JPG files that correspond to approximately 48 Mpixel.

This is 800 a cost effective machine, what can you get out of that money? Linden i – L. The was launched with this version of SilverFast in early The only temporary problem we encountered had to do with the online registration of our copy of SilverFast, but it did not prevent us from using the program.