That product is currently unavailable. Please try a different product or see this article for help.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE , 35mm Film & Slide Scanner. 7200 dpi / 48-bit Output. Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal. Bundle Silverfast SE Plus 8.8 , Support Mac and PC.
$603.90
$438.90 Why this price?
Checking for changes Product info up-to-date Product info updated We've detected that this product is out of stock. Enter your email below and we will notify you when it is available.
Buy Now, Pay Later
As low as $ / mo
- month term
- No impact on credit score
- Quick & easy checkout
- Legal stuff:
Promotional Offer
Estimations exclude tax, and assume no other Klarna balances. Non-promotional balances have a 19.99% APR and a $2 monthly minimum interest charge. Accounts are subject to credit approval, and issued by WebBank, member FDIC.

Free shipping on this product


Availability: Only 10 left in stock - order soon.
Fulfilled by Amazon


Get it by Monday, Sep 28
Order within 10 hr 7 min

Features

  • Built-in infrared channel can detect dust and scratches on the surface of the original negatives and slides. It is highly useful for defect removal without retouching the images.
  • 7200 x 7200 dpi (69 Megapixels) for 35mm Negative film and mounted slides. 48-bit input, 24/48-bit output
  • Up to 3.6 Dynamic Range Enhanced Multi-Exposure Function for improved image quality 64-bit hardware and software support
  • Powerful software include - bundles with Plustek QuickScan and LaserSoft Imaging Silverfast SE Plus 8 ( US 119 )
  • Support Windows 7/ 8/ 10 and Mac OS 10.7.x ~ 10.14.x (Mojave), user can download driver from Plustek website.

Description

The OpticFilm 8200i SE is a high-performance 35mm film and slide scanner that outputs brilliant digital images from analog film. It’s ideal for digitizing slides, color film and black and white film. It’s the perfect scanner for professional and amature film photographers, and people that simply want to convert their old film and slides to digital format. The OpticFilm 8200i SE uses a CCD sensor with 7200dpi high-resolution, specifically designed for film scanning, with 48-bit color bit depth that captures all the details from the original film. The scanner’s infrared channel removes dust and scratches eliminated the need for extensive post-processing correction. The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE is designed with state-of-the-art illumination and optical systems. It uses a high-sensitivity color CCD sensor and LED illumination to ensure optimal image quality. The built-in infrared channel detects dust and scratches on the film surface and automatically removes them. This dedicated 35mm film scanner features true 7200 dpi optical resolution that ensures sharp and vivid images. Output files up to 68.9 megapixels are similar to those created by a full frame digital-SLR camera. You can create high-quality enlargement prints up to 36” x 24”. Dynamic range is the range of recordable light from darkest to lightest on the exposed film that a scanner can read. With a dynamic range of up to 3.6 D, you will rediscover how beautiful and natural the highlights and shadows are in analog photography. Slides and negatives always have small dust particles and tiny scratches on them, even when handled very carefully. The OpticFilm 8200i scanner has an infrared channel that finds all the the dust and scratches on the film surface. Infrared light has a very wide wave-length, which allows it to pass through film emulsion of negatives and slides without resistance, as opposed to scratches and dust particles that reflect it. SilverFast iSRD utilizes this behavior as follows. The image is scanned two times - the first is the regular scan and the second is the additional infrared scan that captures defects like dust and scratches only. Then the calculative dust and scratch removal takes effect, only where the infrared channel has detected any defects without losing any important details. In conclusion, OpticFilm 8200i Series can automatically remove the dust and scratches from the scanned image. Dust and scratches are removed during the scanning process eliminating the need for post-process removal of dust and scratches. The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE scanner is bundled with SilverFast SE Plus 8. SilverFast software is designed for both professionals and beginners for digitizing their analog images. Its intelligent automatic functions make it much easier to get brilliant results and exceed your expectations. For Example: SilverFast software is available for both Mac and Windows platforms and also includes a native Adobe Photoshop plug-in.


Product Dimensions 4.72 x 10.71 x 4.69 inches


Item Weight 3.52 pounds


ASIN B008ASJ2Z8


Item model number 8200I SE


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 156 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #137,398 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products) #91 in Slide & Negative Scanners


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 8, 2013


Manufacturer Plustek


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Built-in infrared channel can detect dust and scratches on the surface of the original negatives and slides. It is highly useful for defect removal without retouching the images.
  • 7200 x 7200 dpi (69 Megapixels) for 35mm Negative film and mounted slides. 48-bit input, 24/48-bit output
  • Up to 3.6 Dynamic Range Enhanced Multi-Exposure Function for improved image quality 64-bit hardware and software support
  • Powerful software include - bundles with Plustek QuickScan and LaserSoft Imaging Silverfast SE Plus 8 ( US 119 )
  • Support Windows 7/ 8/ 10 and Mac OS 10.7.x ~ 10.14.x (Mojave), user can download driver from Plustek website.

Description

The OpticFilm 8200i SE is a high-performance 35mm film and slide scanner that outputs brilliant digital images from analog film. It’s ideal for digitizing slides, color film and black and white film. It’s the perfect scanner for professional and amature film photographers, and people that simply want to convert their old film and slides to digital format. The OpticFilm 8200i SE uses a CCD sensor with 7200dpi high-resolution, specifically designed for film scanning, with 48-bit color bit depth that captures all the details from the original film. The scanner’s infrared channel removes dust and scratches eliminated the need for extensive post-processing correction. The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE is designed with state-of-the-art illumination and optical systems. It uses a high-sensitivity color CCD sensor and LED illumination to ensure optimal image quality. The built-in infrared channel detects dust and scratches on the film surface and automatically removes them. This dedicated 35mm film scanner features true 7200 dpi optical resolution that ensures sharp and vivid images. Output files up to 68.9 megapixels are similar to those created by a full frame digital-SLR camera. You can create high-quality enlargement prints up to 36” x 24”. Dynamic range is the range of recordable light from darkest to lightest on the exposed film that a scanner can read. With a dynamic range of up to 3.6 D, you will rediscover how beautiful and natural the highlights and shadows are in analog photography. Slides and negatives always have small dust particles and tiny scratches on them, even when handled very carefully. The OpticFilm 8200i scanner has an infrared channel that finds all the the dust and scratches on the film surface. Infrared light has a very wide wave-length, which allows it to pass through film emulsion of negatives and slides without resistance, as opposed to scratches and dust particles that reflect it. SilverFast iSRD utilizes this behavior as follows. The image is scanned two times - the first is the regular scan and the second is the additional infrared scan that captures defects like dust and scratches only. Then the calculative dust and scratch removal takes effect, only where the infrared channel has detected any defects without losing any important details. In conclusion, OpticFilm 8200i Series can automatically remove the dust and scratches from the scanned image. Dust and scratches are removed during the scanning process eliminating the need for post-process removal of dust and scratches. The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE scanner is bundled with SilverFast SE Plus 8. SilverFast software is designed for both professionals and beginners for digitizing their analog images. Its intelligent automatic functions make it much easier to get brilliant results and exceed your expectations. For Example: SilverFast software is available for both Mac and Windows platforms and also includes a native Adobe Photoshop plug-in.


Product Dimensions 4.72 x 10.71 x 4.69 inches


Item Weight 3.52 pounds


ASIN B008ASJ2Z8


Item model number 8200I SE


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 156 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #137,398 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products) #91 in Slide & Negative Scanners


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 8, 2013


Manufacturer Plustek


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Built-in infrared channel can detect dust and scratches on the surface of the original negatives and slides. It is highly useful for defect removal without retouching the images.
  • 7200 x 7200 dpi (69 Megapixels) for 35mm Negative film and mounted slides. 48-bit input, 24/48-bit output
  • Up to 3.6 Dynamic Range Enhanced Multi-Exposure Function for improved image quality 64-bit hardware and software support
  • Powerful software include - bundles with Plustek QuickScan and LaserSoft Imaging Silverfast SE Plus 8 ( US 119 )
  • Support Windows 7/ 8/ 10 and Mac OS 10.7.x ~ 10.14.x (Mojave), user can download driver from Plustek website.

Description

The OpticFilm 8200i SE is a high-performance 35mm film and slide scanner that outputs brilliant digital images from analog film. It’s ideal for digitizing slides, color film and black and white film. It’s the perfect scanner for professional and amature film photographers, and people that simply want to convert their old film and slides to digital format. The OpticFilm 8200i SE uses a CCD sensor with 7200dpi high-resolution, specifically designed for film scanning, with 48-bit color bit depth that captures all the details from the original film. The scanner’s infrared channel removes dust and scratches eliminated the need for extensive post-processing correction. The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE is designed with state-of-the-art illumination and optical systems. It uses a high-sensitivity color CCD sensor and LED illumination to ensure optimal image quality. The built-in infrared channel detects dust and scratches on the film surface and automatically removes them. This dedicated 35mm film scanner features true 7200 dpi optical resolution that ensures sharp and vivid images. Output files up to 68.9 megapixels are similar to those created by a full frame digital-SLR camera. You can create high-quality enlargement prints up to 36” x 24”. Dynamic range is the range of recordable light from darkest to lightest on the exposed film that a scanner can read. With a dynamic range of up to 3.6 D, you will rediscover how beautiful and natural the highlights and shadows are in analog photography. Slides and negatives always have small dust particles and tiny scratches on them, even when handled very carefully. The OpticFilm 8200i scanner has an infrared channel that finds all the the dust and scratches on the film surface. Infrared light has a very wide wave-length, which allows it to pass through film emulsion of negatives and slides without resistance, as opposed to scratches and dust particles that reflect it. SilverFast iSRD utilizes this behavior as follows. The image is scanned two times - the first is the regular scan and the second is the additional infrared scan that captures defects like dust and scratches only. Then the calculative dust and scratch removal takes effect, only where the infrared channel has detected any defects without losing any important details. In conclusion, OpticFilm 8200i Series can automatically remove the dust and scratches from the scanned image. Dust and scratches are removed during the scanning process eliminating the need for post-process removal of dust and scratches. The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE scanner is bundled with SilverFast SE Plus 8. SilverFast software is designed for both professionals and beginners for digitizing their analog images. Its intelligent automatic functions make it much easier to get brilliant results and exceed your expectations. For Example: SilverFast software is available for both Mac and Windows platforms and also includes a native Adobe Photoshop plug-in.


Product Dimensions 4.72 x 10.71 x 4.69 inches


Item Weight 3.52 pounds


ASIN B008ASJ2Z8


Item model number 8200I SE


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 156 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #137,398 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products) #91 in Slide & Negative Scanners


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 8, 2013


Manufacturer Plustek


abunda_amazon_reviews It took me quite a while to realize that this scanner is technically completely outdated. But I bought recently a Canon 9000F Mk2 as a flatbed scanner for reflective media (I’m a designer), and I tried the transparency/film tray function. I had always wondered why the plustek would be so bad at rendering dark backgrounds (even if these, though certainly dense, were quite rich in details). Very high resolution (4800 ppi) and TIFF format for maximal image integrity would not help. But I had thought this is as good as it gets when you scan film. Well, it certainly isn’t. I compared the results with one admittedly difficult (strong contrast, dark background), but beautiful slide. The plustek had produced a 4800 ppi TIFF file weighing in at 90 MB, while at 4800ppi in JPEG (maximal quality), the Canon generated an image that was just 5.3 MB… The quality of the foreground was basically identical, with ever so slight chromatic aberrations in the JPEG at very, very high magnification. But the background differed majorly. In the plustek TIFF, the noise was very bad, the detail quality was dismal ands the overall color balance was completely off, with an ugly reddish tinge, whereas the small JPEG that came out of the Canon flatbed scanner had much better detail, less noise, and only slightly distorted colors. If you add to this rather sad picture (no pun intended) the fact that the Silverfast software bundled by plustek is ultra-complicated and counterintuitive in many respects (even if the Scangear package – the high-end scanning option that comes as part of the Canon drivers – is not for the novice either), the verdict is simple: save the money. It’s a no-brainer: scan your film on a flatbed (!) scanner of the newer generation, it is cheaper, with better results, faster, and much smaller files. And I’m not even a Canon aficionado: all my professional photo gear is from Olympus…;;Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2018;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Not really worth the money, struggles (and looses) with dynamic range;;P. Holtzweiler;;;I purchased the Plustek 8200i two months ago, and I have used it to scan hundreds of slides and negatives since. The scanner and included Silverfast software have made it possible for me to begin to create a digital archive of my analog slides and negatives from the pre-digital camera era. I have found this scanner to be an invaluable tool for unearthing my own past, and I recommend it highly to anyone with the time and inclination to embark on such a project. Installation and registration: I installed first on a Windows 8.1 machine, using the included disks. The supplied installation instructions are a bit confusing, but installation went smoothly, and I was quickly prompted to download and install an update. I also wanted to install the software on my Macbook Pro, and that was a little more complicated. First, I had to contact Silverfast for a download of the installation package, since my Mac doesn’t have an optical drive. But I also had to get a new serial number for the Mac installation. Silverfast allows you to use the software on multiple computers, but only with one scanner. Thus your software is tied to the scanner, and the tracking associated with this may seem a bit complex. Communication with Silverfast support was fast and efficient. The software has a myriad of options. Learning to scan slides and negatives effectively takes some time and experimentation. You will get surprisingly good results quickly and with little effort, but if you want to get the most out of your data, you will need to learn to exploit the many features available to you. You will also need to learn how to properly handle and mount slides and negatives on provided brackets. Also you’ll want to check the film brand, type, and ISO and set it for those parameters or the closest alternatives in the scanning software. As others have noted, many slides and negatives will have dust and scratches. You can try to clean them, and I would recommend using compressed air very carefully to remove visible particles before mounting the media. But this is where the 8200i really earns its keep. It has an infrared scanning option that detects and removes scratches and dust from the image. It really works! I’ve scanned images that on prescan looked horrible, but had no trace of dust or scratches when fully scanned with the IR. So experiment with this function early in your initial tests! Another important feature is the ME option. Selecting ME instructs the scanner to do two passes at two different exposures. The results of the two scans are averaged, and the results are generally noticeably better than single scans. I almost always use this feature, though often the difference between an ME scan and a non-ME scan is subtle. Each additional scan, the IR scan and the ME scan, adds time to the total scan time for each image. Increasing the resolution also increases scanning time. Because I’m interested mainly in viewing images on a monitor rather than in printing images, I usually set the resolution to 2400 ppi. Higher resolution will not be noticeable on today’s monitors. At this resolution, each tiff file is just over 20mb. Problems? The scanner has gotten confused once or twice, for example, when I’ve hibernated my Windows machine with the scanner powered on and connected. I agree with other reviewers that the video-based help system takes some getting used to, but it is particularly useful when one first tries to gain familiarity with the software interface. But overall, the 8200i has exceeded my expectations.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2014;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;An excellent scanner with impressive software;;Ignat;;;Received this today and installation has been a complete nightmare. I already owned Silverfast Ai but for some reason it forced me to use the downgraded se version to even recognize the scanner. At first I thought no big deal. Bit of a pain but I’ll do that and then just enter my serial number for my Ai version and everything will be fine. No such luck. I’ve tried everything and no matter what I do it won’t upgrade back to my Ai version which I already paid $300 for and the only way it’ll do it is if I pay again. No I don’t think I will. This has rendered this scanner useless to me and I will be sending it back and using Vuescan instead Update : I tried contacting plustek without success. I was able to contact Silverfast and explained to them I’m not longer using my old scanner because I upgraded to this one and asked them to transfer my AI version to this scanner. They flat out refused. Said I’d have to purchase again. Keep in mind I paid them $300 only a month ago. Customer service for both companies I have found to be non existent. Would never do business with either of them or recommend them;;Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Don’t waste your time and money if you already have Silverfast AI or above;;Gary crowson

Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Top Amazon Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By P. Holtzweiler - Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2018
Not really worth the money, struggles (and looses) with dynamic range
It took me quite a while to realize that this scanner is technically completely outdated. But I bought recently a Canon 9000F Mk2 as a flatbed scanner for reflective media (I’m a designer), and I tried the transparency/film tray function. I had always wondered why the plustek would be so bad at rendering dark backgrounds (even if these, though certainly dense, were quite rich in details). Very high resolution (4800 ppi) and TIFF format for maximal image integrity would not help. But I had thought this is as good as it gets when you scan film. Well, it certainly isn’t. I compared the results with one admittedly difficult (strong contrast, dark background), but beautiful slide. The plustek had produced a 4800 ppi TIFF file weighing in at 90 MB, while at 4800ppi in JPEG (maximal quality), the Canon generated an image that was just 5.3 MB… The quality of the foreground was basically identical, with ever so slight chromatic aberrations in the JPEG at very, very high magnification. But the background differed majorly. In the plustek TIFF, the noise was very bad, the detail quality was dismal ands the overall color balance was completely off, with an ugly reddish tinge, whereas the small JPEG that came out of the Canon flatbed scanner had much better detail, less noise, and only slightly distorted colors. If you add to this rather sad picture (no pun intended) the fact that the Silverfast software bundled by plustek is ultra-complicated and counterintuitive in many respects (even if the Scangear package – the high-end scanning option that comes as part of the Canon drivers – is not for the novice either), the verdict is simple: save the money. It’s a no-brainer: scan your film on a flatbed (!) scanner of the newer generation, it is cheaper, with better results, faster, and much smaller files. And I’m not even a Canon aficionado: all my professional photo gear is from Olympus…

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Ignat - Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2014
An excellent scanner with impressive software
I purchased the Plustek 8200i two months ago, and I have used it to scan hundreds of slides and negatives since. The scanner and included Silverfast software have made it possible for me to begin to create a digital archive of my analog slides and negatives from the pre-digital camera era. I have found this scanner to be an invaluable tool for unearthing my own past, and I recommend it highly to anyone with the time and inclination to embark on such a project. Installation and registration: I installed first on a Windows 8.1 machine, using the included disks. The supplied installation instructions are a bit confusing, but installation went smoothly, and I was quickly prompted to download and install an update. I also wanted to install the software on my Macbook Pro, and that was a little more complicated. First, I had to contact Silverfast for a download of the installation package, since my Mac doesn’t have an optical drive. But I also had to get a new serial number for the Mac installation. Silverfast allows you to use the software on multiple computers, but only with one scanner. Thus your software is tied to the scanner, and the tracking associated with this may seem a bit complex. Communication with Silverfast support was fast and efficient. The software has a myriad of options. Learning to scan slides and negatives effectively takes some time and experimentation. You will get surprisingly good results quickly and with little effort, but if you want to get the most out of your data, you will need to learn to exploit the many features available to you. You will also need to learn how to properly handle and mount slides and negatives on provided brackets. Also you’ll want to check the film brand, type, and ISO and set it for those parameters or the closest alternatives in the scanning software. As others have noted, many slides and negatives will have dust and scratches. You can try to clean them, and I would recommend using compressed air very carefully to remove visible particles before mounting the media. But this is where the 8200i really earns its keep. It has an infrared scanning option that detects and removes scratches and dust from the image. It really works! I’ve scanned images that on prescan looked horrible, but had no trace of dust or scratches when fully scanned with the IR. So experiment with this function early in your initial tests! Another important feature is the ME option. Selecting ME instructs the scanner to do two passes at two different exposures. The results of the two scans are averaged, and the results are generally noticeably better than single scans. I almost always use this feature, though often the difference between an ME scan and a non-ME scan is subtle. Each additional scan, the IR scan and the ME scan, adds time to the total scan time for each image. Increasing the resolution also increases scanning time. Because I’m interested mainly in viewing images on a monitor rather than in printing images, I usually set the resolution to 2400 ppi. Higher resolution will not be noticeable on today’s monitors. At this resolution, each tiff file is just over 20mb. Problems? The scanner has gotten confused once or twice, for example, when I’ve hibernated my Windows machine with the scanner powered on and connected. I agree with other reviewers that the video-based help system takes some getting used to, but it is particularly useful when one first tries to gain familiarity with the software interface. But overall, the 8200i has exceeded my expectations.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Gary crowson - Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
Don’t waste your time and money if you already have Silverfast AI or above
Received this today and installation has been a complete nightmare. I already owned Silverfast Ai but for some reason it forced me to use the downgraded se version to even recognize the scanner. At first I thought no big deal. Bit of a pain but I’ll do that and then just enter my serial number for my Ai version and everything will be fine. No such luck. I’ve tried everything and no matter what I do it won’t upgrade back to my Ai version which I already paid $300 for and the only way it’ll do it is if I pay again. No I don’t think I will. This has rendered this scanner useless to me and I will be sending it back and using Vuescan instead Update : I tried contacting plustek without success. I was able to contact Silverfast and explained to them I’m not longer using my old scanner because I upgraded to this one and asked them to transfer my AI version to this scanner. They flat out refused. Said I’d have to purchase again. Keep in mind I paid them $300 only a month ago. Customer service for both companies I have found to be non existent. Would never do business with either of them or recommend them

Recent Reviews


2.0 out of 5 stars
By P. Holtzweiler - Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2018
Not really worth the money, struggles (and looses) with dynamic range
It took me quite a while to realize that this scanner is technically completely outdated. But I bought recently a Canon 9000F Mk2 as a flatbed scanner for reflective media (I’m a designer), and I tried the transparency/film tray function. I had always wondered why the plustek would be so bad at rendering dark backgrounds (even if these, though certainly dense, were quite rich in details). Very high resolution (4800 ppi) and TIFF format for maximal image integrity would not help. But I had thought this is as good as it gets when you scan film. Well, it certainly isn’t. I compared the results with one admittedly difficult (strong contrast, dark background), but beautiful slide. The plustek had produced a 4800 ppi TIFF file weighing in at 90 MB, while at 4800ppi in JPEG (maximal quality), the Canon generated an image that was just 5.3 MB… The quality of the foreground was basically identical, with ever so slight chromatic aberrations in the JPEG at very, very high magnification. But the background differed majorly. In the plustek TIFF, the noise was very bad, the detail quality was dismal ands the overall color balance was completely off, with an ugly reddish tinge, whereas the small JPEG that came out of the Canon flatbed scanner had much better detail, less noise, and only slightly distorted colors. If you add to this rather sad picture (no pun intended) the fact that the Silverfast software bundled by plustek is ultra-complicated and counterintuitive in many respects (even if the Scangear package – the high-end scanning option that comes as part of the Canon drivers – is not for the novice either), the verdict is simple: save the money. It’s a no-brainer: scan your film on a flatbed (!) scanner of the newer generation, it is cheaper, with better results, faster, and much smaller files. And I’m not even a Canon aficionado: all my professional photo gear is from Olympus…

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Ignat - Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2014
An excellent scanner with impressive software
I purchased the Plustek 8200i two months ago, and I have used it to scan hundreds of slides and negatives since. The scanner and included Silverfast software have made it possible for me to begin to create a digital archive of my analog slides and negatives from the pre-digital camera era. I have found this scanner to be an invaluable tool for unearthing my own past, and I recommend it highly to anyone with the time and inclination to embark on such a project. Installation and registration: I installed first on a Windows 8.1 machine, using the included disks. The supplied installation instructions are a bit confusing, but installation went smoothly, and I was quickly prompted to download and install an update. I also wanted to install the software on my Macbook Pro, and that was a little more complicated. First, I had to contact Silverfast for a download of the installation package, since my Mac doesn’t have an optical drive. But I also had to get a new serial number for the Mac installation. Silverfast allows you to use the software on multiple computers, but only with one scanner. Thus your software is tied to the scanner, and the tracking associated with this may seem a bit complex. Communication with Silverfast support was fast and efficient. The software has a myriad of options. Learning to scan slides and negatives effectively takes some time and experimentation. You will get surprisingly good results quickly and with little effort, but if you want to get the most out of your data, you will need to learn to exploit the many features available to you. You will also need to learn how to properly handle and mount slides and negatives on provided brackets. Also you’ll want to check the film brand, type, and ISO and set it for those parameters or the closest alternatives in the scanning software. As others have noted, many slides and negatives will have dust and scratches. You can try to clean them, and I would recommend using compressed air very carefully to remove visible particles before mounting the media. But this is where the 8200i really earns its keep. It has an infrared scanning option that detects and removes scratches and dust from the image. It really works! I’ve scanned images that on prescan looked horrible, but had no trace of dust or scratches when fully scanned with the IR. So experiment with this function early in your initial tests! Another important feature is the ME option. Selecting ME instructs the scanner to do two passes at two different exposures. The results of the two scans are averaged, and the results are generally noticeably better than single scans. I almost always use this feature, though often the difference between an ME scan and a non-ME scan is subtle. Each additional scan, the IR scan and the ME scan, adds time to the total scan time for each image. Increasing the resolution also increases scanning time. Because I’m interested mainly in viewing images on a monitor rather than in printing images, I usually set the resolution to 2400 ppi. Higher resolution will not be noticeable on today’s monitors. At this resolution, each tiff file is just over 20mb. Problems? The scanner has gotten confused once or twice, for example, when I’ve hibernated my Windows machine with the scanner powered on and connected. I agree with other reviewers that the video-based help system takes some getting used to, but it is particularly useful when one first tries to gain familiarity with the software interface. But overall, the 8200i has exceeded my expectations.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Gary crowson - Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2019
Don’t waste your time and money if you already have Silverfast AI or above
Received this today and installation has been a complete nightmare. I already owned Silverfast Ai but for some reason it forced me to use the downgraded se version to even recognize the scanner. At first I thought no big deal. Bit of a pain but I’ll do that and then just enter my serial number for my Ai version and everything will be fine. No such luck. I’ve tried everything and no matter what I do it won’t upgrade back to my Ai version which I already paid $300 for and the only way it’ll do it is if I pay again. No I don’t think I will. This has rendered this scanner useless to me and I will be sending it back and using Vuescan instead Update : I tried contacting plustek without success. I was able to contact Silverfast and explained to them I’m not longer using my old scanner because I upgraded to this one and asked them to transfer my AI version to this scanner. They flat out refused. Said I’d have to purchase again. Keep in mind I paid them $300 only a month ago. Customer service for both companies I have found to be non existent. Would never do business with either of them or recommend them