Is PrimeFilm 3600u film and slide scanner any good?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Ant, May 25, 2008.

  1. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Hi!

    I would like to know if PrimeFilm 3600u film and slide (mostly for old
    slides) scanner is good choice for scanning films and slides (including
    old ones) at home (consumer) and for $129.99
    (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
    )? In the past, a digital camera and taking photographs from the
    projected slides was the way to go.

    I know it only supports Windows XP SP2 and newer (won't work with 2000
    SP4). How are the software and driver? Does it install all kind of
    useless software on the system to make an old notebook (2004/2005)
    slower? Is Adobe Photoshop Elements v3.0 required?

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    Ant, May 25, 2008
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    MoiMoi Guest

    Can only tell you, that Pacific Image scanners are really low ball
    products, never very highly thought of. Many users used to report
    (several years ago) they did a much better job on film than the existing
    flat bed film scanners of the day then, but often didn't last very long.

    But I also admit, I haven't even heard them mentioned in a good long
    while, until your post.

    MM
     
    MoiMoi, May 25, 2008
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