Plustek OpticFilm 7500i AI Film Scanner
I'm looking to get a film scanner & was wondering if anyone had any experience or had any opinions on the Plustek 7500.
I was reading about the Epson V750 in another thread, but seems kind of big for my area.
I'm just looking to scan slides & 35mm negs in digital files & touch up in CS3.
Thanks for any info!
#1. "RE: Plustek OpticFilm 7500i AI Film Scanner" | In response to Reply # 0dragan_nikon Registered since 12th Jun 2012Tue 31-Jul-12 05:24 PM
I have Plustek Opticfilm 7500i for a year now, and it stopped working about an hour ago
I've scanned about 80 rolls, and it just "powered down" in lack of a better explanation, while I was changing strips of film in a holder. I can't power it up any more, so I assume it's either power adapter, or something power related. Scanner never overheated, altho for some reason, it was hotter while scanning under OS X Lion (my primary system). It also had a habit of needing frequent power down, power up, and SilverFast was crashing a lot under Lion. Because of that, I installed Silverfast SE 8.xxx on my Boot Camp installation and scanner was never more than luke warm, and Silverfast was running fine
#2. "RE: Plustek OpticFilm 7500i AI Film Scanner" | In response to Reply # 0stappy Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009Wed 01-Aug-12 12:25 AM
I've been using a 7600i for about two years and have put about 2000 slides through it. I find it to be a good scanner for the money. If you are scanning recent properly exposed slides it does a nice job. However, for dense slides such as Kodachrome or underexposed slides there is quite a bit of green channel noise. In some cases there would be vertical thin green lines. I'm using Vuescan software and the noise can be somewhat reduced with multiple passes but the thin lines are there to stay.
#3. "RE: Plustek OpticFilm 7500i AI Film Scanner" | In response to Reply # 2dragan_nikon Registered since 12th Jun 2012Wed 01-Aug-12 08:13 AM
bought the new charger, so back in busines. My example of charger was obviously shite.
I'm scanning old family snaps, so not so bothered about noise, or exceptional quality. Never had issues with any lines or anything like that.
I did scan few fresh negs that I exposed correctly with good cameras, and with a bit of tweaking in Silverfast, I'm getting much much better results both in resolution and the colour and tonal range than I did back when photo lab scanned all my negs
I'm quite happy with the scanner so far, only things I would change/improve are automatic feeder and more transparency profiles