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Plustek OpticFilm 8100-35mm Negative Film/Slide Scanner with 7200 DPI and 48-bit Output. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8, Support Mac and Windows

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✔HIGH RESOLUTION DETAIL – Digitizes 35mm Negatives and Slides at High Quality 7200 DPI 69 MP Resolution, Equally Full-Frame DSLR 69 Megapixels Image Files, Capable of Reproducing Professional Prints Up to 20″ x 24″ or Larger.
✔DYNAMIC RANGE SHADOW AND LIGHT – Captures Maximum Shadows and High Light Details
✔PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE BUNDLE – Bundles with Plustek QuickScan and Worldwide Professional Scanning and Image-Processing Software LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE Plus 8.
✔FREE CARRY BAG – Light Weight for Storage and Travel. Includes a Custom Bag to Protect the Scanner from Dust and is Easy to Carry.
✔Support Windows 7/ 8/ 10/ 11 and Mac OS 10.8.x ~ 10.15 (Catalina) , user can download driver from Plustek website.


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Item Weight: 1.6 Kilograms. Resolution: 7200. Item Dimensions LxWxH: 4.72 x 10.71 x 4.69 inches. Connectivity Technology: USB. Model Name: OpticFilm 8100. Brand: Plustek. Scanner Type: Document. Media Type: Negatives, Slide. Language: English, French. Manufacturer: Plustek. Date First Available: October 12, 2012. Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No. Best Sellers Rank: #61,028 in Office Products. Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars 139 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars. Item model number: OpticFilm 8100. ASIN: B009PHCWL4. Item Weight: 3.52 pounds. Product Dimensions: 4.72 x 10.71 x 4.69 inches.

Specification: Plustek OpticFilm 8100-35mm Negative Film/Slide Scanner with 7200 DPI and 48-bit Output. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8, Support Mac and Windows

Weight 3.52 lbs
Dimensions 4.72 × 10.71 × 4.69 in

9 reviews for Plustek OpticFilm 8100-35mm Negative Film/Slide Scanner with 7200 DPI and 48-bit Output. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8, Support Mac and Windows

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  1. Ken

    This is a slide / film negative scanner which is very efficient at doing its job. Easy to use, scans one slide at a time. I find it easier to use other software to treat the scanned slides…Read more

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  2. old photographer

    Unable to load software correctly – then can’t uninstall what has loaded – manual push pull for slides not practical for over 5000 slides which was the purpose of the purchase.Read more

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  3. Guillaume

    Since I bought this scanner, I have taken a lot more photos. This scanner is extremely precise. Normally, at 3600dpi, it takes about 2 minutes for a full scan. Silverfast works well. I normally scan in RAW and then make my corrections in Photoshop. I do not regret my purchase!Read more

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  4. MacDuff

    First, let me say that I’ve had a number of scanners over the years, and I did extensive comparative research prior to purchasing the Plustek 8100. My research indicated that this was likely a very good scanner for the money. After I got the scanner, it seemed true. I had read that the controls were difficult and had a steep learning curve, which was alright for me because I don’t mind reading and testing things until they work as intended. For the first three months this scanner did great. In the fourth month everything changed. I have literally tens of thousands of 35mm color slides and B&W strips. The scanner started acting up and after doing about 8-12 scans it would start to fail, showing horizontal bands across the image. I did some research and found comments by Plustek that this could be electrical. I made sure to unplug other devices around it, and I purchased a snap on toroid shield to try to eliminate unintended electrical impulses. This had zero impact. I contact Plustek, and a week later they emailed me to tell me that it could be electrical and that I should make sure no other devices were active near it, and they told me to use the correct cord (I have only used the cord that came with the device). I immediately wrote back and described the defect and my attempts to fix it, and said I wanted to find out about a replacement. That was two weeks ago and they never responded. OK, so I got accustomed to only doing 8-12 scans before it starts to fail and needs to be turned off for 2 hours to recover. Today a new problem popped up. I’m getting a single pixel line through each image. The line is NOT a scratch, and I’ve heard of other users having this same problem. So now I am REALLY fed up. I have thousands of images to scan (for commercial purposes) and I can’t deal with a scanner that is so incredibly temperamental and problematic, on top of which the customer service is seriously negligent. Maybe I have the wring driver? It’s impossible for me to know because their web page makes it impossible to actually download and install any update. It takes a lot for me to write negative review like this. They deserve it.Read more

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  5. Tbommy

    This is my second Opticfilm scanner so this isn’t my first rodeo. First one was purchased in 2009 and worked flawlessly until I replaced my computer and drivers were no longer available. So I buy this one thinking I would get the same quality. First scan leaves a line right through the middle of the scan – slide does NOT have this line on it. Unbelievable that, right out of the gate, this thing is junk. Returning it. Oh, in case you buy one and get lucky – 3600 dpi scan took 4 minutes. So to scan 300 slides/negatives will take you 20 hours for scans alone – not including set up or cleaning up the images in your software. This is a great incentive to take your film to somebody else and pay to have it done for better quality and less grief.Read more

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  6. J.N.

    I’m pretty tech savvy and usually have no problems installing drivers and software, but boy were the reviews right about it being a not-so-easy install IF you don’t have a CD drive. I did eventually get it to work, but the driver install was alarming for reasons explained below and while the software install was easier, the whole going to this link and trading-your-serial-number-for-a-new-one, etc. just made the whole process a bit labyrinthine. However, my main issue is that this scanner is NOT iSRD (infrared dust and scratch removal) capable and I just didn’t realize how practically useless the software-based dust/scratch removal was until a few scans later. This might not be a big deal normally for those of us who often prefer to touch up dust and scratches ourselves in Photoshop (since you have greater control and can ‘undo’ anything that’s weird) but if you plan to scan a ton of old negatives with stuck dust, blemishes, etc. on them no matter how much you try to clean them physically—do yourself a favor and go with the 8200i instead. No matter how good you are at dust removal in Photoshop, doing it manually will still be a time-consuming pain in the neck. The software-based dust removal is OK but it can misread a pixels from the image itself as dust and do weird things—hard to explain but was easy to see in a couple photos. Once I saw this issue, it essentially rendered it useless for me except for maybe very simple photographs with not too much detail on them. Even then, it will still not remove all the dust. 1) Installing the driver (without a CD drive) for this scanner is confusing. I got it to work eventually, the first few times there was no dialogue box or anything happening (nothing to press or do) besides a blue window with the name of the scanner in yellow font. When the installation dialogue finally did pop up (after I gave up and installed the software—which the instructions for no-CD-drive install have it reversed—it states installing the driver as Step 1 then the software as Step 2) there were at least buttons to press but it still eventually got stuck at the blue window. The window stayed open for 20+ minutes (the times before I had to force shut it down). It wasn’t interfering with anything (or so it seemed) but still seemed to be doing something, however as stated it’s just a blue window with the name of the scanner on it so you have no idea what’s going on, and the X (close window) button is disabled during this time. Had to force close it eventually. I was totally frustrated, but I started up the software anyway just to see if it would work and apparently it does. Though I still have an uneasy feeling about the driver install because of that window. There was no “Finished” button or anything. Because of that, part of me is anticipating software issues down the road like other reviews here on Amazon and on online forums. 2) I didn’t realize this until afterwards but there are TWO types of dust/scratch removal—software-based and infrared. iSRD (infrared) is not available on the 8100. For only like, $30 more you should get the 8200i which has this. I didn’t think this was a big deal until after a few scans of some older negatives; basically the software-based dust removal is useless for me. I tried it a bunch of different ways and just realized I should’ve gotten the iSRD capable scanner instead. And I don’t think Adorama refunds you for just being dissatisfied with a product’s performance, unfortunately. The rest is fine, but honestly the dust removal is so crucial when you’re working with old negatives. I’ll probably get what I can out of this scanner for a year or so, resell it or give it away, and get the 8200i later. Maybe just scan clean, newer negatives/slides with this—if you have dirty old negatives and you’re stuck with this scanner like I am, you might have to do some nitpicky physical cleaning of the negative itself which is just absurd when you’ve got hundreds of rolls to scan. If I could, I would return this and/or trade it for the 8200i but I think I missed my window.Read more

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  7. Zlatan Sabic

    This is very disappointing. I found great reviews on this scanner, I guess it’s great – if you can make it work! Tried to install driver from DVD, laptop got frozen. Tried to download driver from web site, started installation, laptop got frozen again, after two more attempts, it got installed, but scanning does not work. Moved to my desktop PC. Installed driver, again from web, again after two attempts. Thought, maybe, it needs accompanied photo editing software. Installed from DVD. Nope. Nothing works. Tried everything on my sons laptop. Nope. Back to my laptop. Tried to install provided photo editing software – nope, it cannot read the DVD! every other DVD, it reads, only this one no. One more hour of restarting, uninstalling, installing, this and that… nothing can make this thing start scanning. So, what now? Call support? Well, I do not think so. For $350 this should work smoothly, not waste more of my with some support kid. This is going back to seller, and I will simply buy something else. .Read more

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  8. simon grigor

    I have lots of slides from the 70s through to the 90s and got the scanner to digitise them as a lockdown project. I did have a little trouble setting it up and had to make two calls to Plusnet’s helpdesk – but the staff there were terrifically helpful, and now it is working really well and I am delighted with it.Read more

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  9. calum

    Great scanner while it worked, the whole thing is now bricked just 12 months after I got it and is out of warranty. Seller can’t do anything about it and Plustek haven’t responded.Read more

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