Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ian good product. easy to use. scanning is a handy and convenient taskto have available in office/household
can be slow. a bit flimsy
27 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phil Very good value - high recommended
Quick startup, preview and scan speeds
Good quality scans from paper and film (slides and negative)
High resolution and colour depth options,
Options for lots of user setting flexibility, or very simple one touch quick operation.
Capable of scanning original sheets much larger than A4
Lid can stay open at 45 and 90 deg positions and has extending hinges
Photoshop Elements 10 included
ABBYY fine reader OCR included which is very accurate
Auto landscape and large originals scanning and image stitching
Limited initial set up guidance - although sets up very easily once sequence is understood.
ABBYY OCR version provided has very limited control and no editing options - option to buy upgrade.
All software including Elements is 32bit and unable to use more than 4GB of available system RAM
LID cannot be removed to accomodate scanning elected areas in middle of very large originals sheets
07 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clinton Very good quality scans for both reflective and film.
It's good to have Adobe Elements 10 supplied as it's very good at retouching marks after scanning.
The ICE technology works very well on colour prints but gets very confused when used with black and white negatives as it puts black splodges over the scan.
Flimsy film holder but just good enough for the job. There are three holders; one for slides, one for 35mm and one for medium format (60mm x 120mm). If you have film which is larger than 35mm and smaller that medium format then you'll need to make some cardboard holders to use with the medium format film holder. I've done this and it work well. The only downside is that the plastic film holder supplied HAS to be on the glass otherwise the scanner won't scan so whatever you make to hold the odd size film has to fit inside the medium format film space. It would have been good if there were a few more holders for various sizes of film - they're only bits of plastic so wouldn't cost a great deal.
21 February 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gordon Easy to use.
Scanned film negatives with excellent results.
A little on the bulky side.
Motor a little noisy.
08 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bruce Top quality photo scans at a reasonably fast speed, crisp clean document scanning. The inclusion of Photoshop Elements 10 is excellent, I have been using version 7 for editing Olympus RAW images for many years and it is great to have a later version. I particularly like the Scan and Save feature because I have lost scans using the 1650 because they can only be saved at the end of a session and the software can occasionally have a wobbly when trying to save.
Cheap nasty negative holders, I am using the holders from my 1650 perfection which have stood me in good stead for many years instead of the ones supplied.
08 January 2013