Just because a camera is 12mp vs a 10mp camera does not necessarily mean that the image will be sharper. Anyone who has worked at all with photos on a computer should be able to handle this with ease. To make matters more complicated, every type of negative film has its own version of this orange mask, giving you no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem. But just because the Plustek’s allegedly higher resolution doen’t quite stand competition with the Nikon’s dpi, it doesn’t mean that it’s a low-resolution scanner in absolute terms. If you are printing 11×14 I would assume 8×10 should be fine as well. It will take its time, if you have a larger amount of slides to scan with iSRD. The film holder keeps the film flat; important if you develop your own film.

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The grain clumps are visible in both scans, so the limiting factor might be the film itself. Given that QuickScan provides no access to some of the Plustek i’s most useful features, you will have to learn how to use SilverFast, no matter how intimidating it may seem at first sight. Our easy to understand movies explain everything in detail. Apparently, you need to scan in bit mode to take advantage of this, and save opticilm resultant scan in a bit-per-channel 75000i such as TIFF or JPF.

I love this scanner. Supported Operating Systems Supported Features. If you were thinking of buying the Plustek OpticFilm i AI for its headline-grabbing dpi resolution, you might feel a little disappointed.

Don’t get so 7500o folks. Some may cry foul at this point, since the Nikon is a top-of the line device designed for professional use – but it’s an old model and at dpi, its resolution is substantially below that of the Plustek’s dpi, at least on paper.

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A rather dirty frame of Fujichrome Sensia. Also, remember that you are peeping at portions lpticfilm represent less than 0.

I am not a “pixel peeper” and judge the output quality by the printed output. A new or used Nikon would be far better for 35mm.

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Some of the articles are very specific Plustek reviews. To use all features of our website, it’s recommended to enable javascript in your browser! As the name suggests, the QuickScan option is for those who do not want to fiddle too much with settings.

So I took approximately the same crop from the Nikon scan, and ‘uprezzed’ it to match the size of the dpi crop. I have a brief previous experience with a Minolta Dimage dualscan IV and the Plustek is better in all regards, specially the infrared dust opticfiml that the Minolta lacks.

I award 5 out of 5 stars. Images optixfilm faded ipticfilm I would like to try and restore some of the color. To spend on a Leica and saving on the scanner is like buying a Lamborghini and puting spent cooking oil in it.

What’s more important than sheer resolution is that the Plustek OpticFilm AI is a scanner capable of infrared scanning, and comes bundled with a program that can take advantage of this – and much more.

The above adjustments affect all scans until you call up the QuickScan Setting window again. There are some on these forums who actually test scanners using test charts or using a “slanted edge” test and use those to determine real world resolutions. It almost doesn’t matter what your output size will be since you will probably reduce the enormous scan file during output. For my slides, dpi is way enough, with dpi, the quality does not rise, but scan time and data volume do.


The reviews of this scanner were all exemplary and various vendors said it was ‘out of stock’ so this was a good indication of how good a purchase this scanner is.

Overall, I can recommend the Plustek OpticFilm i AI to any amateur photographer with a moderate archive of films – as long as you take your time to learn how to use it and the SilverFast AI Studio software, you are unlikely to be disappointed.

Perfect for the amateur archivist! The possibilities to control the output with SilverFast are amazing, I get best results for every original.

I bought it to scan some of my old ‘Kodachrome 64’ slides for my image library. Keith, Knowing that you own one, would you recommend it? If you don’t have the money right now it would be much better to wait than buying a product which is not tested in the market.

I do opticfiilm have a lot to spend on a scanner as I have already gone all out on a Leica M and lenses.

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The only film I found a bit limiting was Velvia optlcfilm, go figure. Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. I read the comments while I was in Borders book store and didn’t buy the magazine.