Wolverine Digital Image Converters: Quick and Convenient

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Wolverine offers several converters that accept slides, negatives, prints or documents and produce digital copies that are easy to share, can be stored without creating clutter and will be preserved forever. The 20MP F2D Converter takes less than three seconds to scan a 35mm or 110 format frame and create a 20MP JPEG file at the push of a button. Image brightness adjustment is possible without the need for a computer or software and images can be saved to internal memory or to an optional SD/SDHC memory card. Additionally, the converter features a 2.4" color LCD screen as well as a USB port and video-out interface for connection to a computer and TV, respectively (USB cable included; video-out cable sold separately). The F2D can also be used as a USB memory card reader, compatible with both Mac and PC operating systems. A 35mm slide tray and negative tray are supplied, while the 110 film tray must be purchased separately. The converter accepts 110-220V power for worldwide use and comes with a power adapter.

The SNAP14 14MP Digital Image Converter scans not only 35mm slides and negatives, but also prints up to 5 x 7” in size, producing digital images with a resolution of 14 megapixels in less than three seconds. Like the F2D, it is a stand-alone device requiring no computer or software, and saves images to internal memory or optional SD/SDHC cards. Its common ground with the 20MP scanner extends to other features, as well; including the 2.4” color LCD screen and USB port. Additionally, it is equipped with a TV-out interface (cable sold separately). Use the converter as a USB memory card reader for Mac and PC, too. Slide and negative trays are supplied along with photo alignment brackets and a power adapter. The SNAP14 runs on 110-240VAC power for worldwide use.

Also available is the Twin Rollers Handheld Scanner, which digitizes photos and documents at minimum and maximum resolutions of 300 and 600 dpi. Scan time ranges from a mere two seconds for a low-resolution black-and-white image to thirteen seconds for a high-resolution color one. Like the two converters above, this scanner needs no computer or software but accepts an optional microSD/SDHC card and has a USB interface (cable included). It also features an LCD status monitor to display scanning and battery information during use. The Twin Roller is powered by two AA batteries (sold separately) and includes a convenient carrying pouch and a calibration sheet.

As far as Wolverine converter accessories, B&H carries extra slide and negative trays as well as a TV Out cable  and a Power Adapter.

To learn more about Wolverine converters, speak with a B&H sales professional in our New York SuperStore, over the phone at 1-800-606-6969 or online via Live Chat.

  20MP F2D Film to Digital Image Converter SNAP14 14MP Film to Digital Image Converter Twin Rollers
Handheld Scanner
Scan Quality
Media Types 35mm and 110 format film 35mm film and prints Prints and documents
Optical Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648 14MP: 4600 x 3100 600 x 500 dpi
300 x 300 dpi
Scan Sensor Not specified by manufacturer CMOS A4 Color Contact
Data Conversion 24 bits per color channel 12 bits  per color channel Not specified by manufacturer
Color Balance Auto Auto / Manual White Balance calibration paper (included)
Exposure Auto Auto / Manual Not specified by manufacturer
Output Format JPEG JPEG JPEG
Performance
Scan Time < 3 sec < 3 sec Color 600 x 500 dpi: 13 sec
B&W 600 x 500 dpi: 6 sec
Color 300 x 300 dpi: 3 sec
B&W 300 x 300 dpi: 2 sec
Scanning Method Single pass Single pass Single pass
Scan Size 35mm, 110 format film size Up to 5 x7"
(12.7 x 17.8 cm)
8.27 x 25" / 21 x 63.5 cm
(600 dpi)
8.27 x 50" / 21 x 127 cm (300 dpi)
Physical
Lens 5.12mm f/3.5 Not specified by manufacturer Not specified by manufacturer
Light Source Backlight White LED Not specified by manufacturer
Display 2.4" (6.1 cm)
LTPS LCD
2.4" (6.1 cm) LTPS LCD LCD status monitor
Memory External: SD / SDHC memory card Internal: 14MB
External:  SD / SDHC memory card up to
32GB
External: microSD/microSDHC memory card up to 32GB
Interface USB 2.0
Video-Out to TV Jack
USB 2.0
Composite TV Jack
USB 2.0
Power Requirements 110-220 VAC
USB / 5 V adapter
110-240 VAC
USB / 5 V adapter
2x AA alkaline batteries
System Requirements Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME
Mac OS X
USB port for transfer to computer
Windows
Mac OS X
USB port for transfer
to computer
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
RAM: 64MB
USB port for transfer to computer
Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 3.6 x 4.1" / 10.3 x 9.1 x 10.4 cm 11.6 x  9 x 7.5" / 29.5 x 22.9 x 19.1 cm  Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 7.6 oz / 215 g 6 lb / 2.7 kg Not specified by manufacturer

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Is this too good to be true? I have been wishing for a speedy slide scanner. Could this be it? How about the quality of the scan? Much is automatic. Are the colors true? Are the scans sharp? Has this scanner been critically reviewed by others?

Simple?.. yes. Quick?... yup. High quality?... not so much.
I have been scanning some older Kodachrome slides and while the scans are better than nothing, I would hardly say they live up to the originals. All the scans come out too contrasty. I have had to turn the contrast way down in post processing the scans. The other odd thing is, although the documentation clams the scanner produces 20Meg jpeg files. All of mine come out between 4 and 5 Megs. Decent for the money, but I'm still looking for better quality.

I think you might be confusing megapixels with megabytes. A 20MP jpg image should be about 4-5 MB.

Hello,

For web posting and small prints, these units are very good. As with any scan, some tweaking in post is to be expected. There are many customer reviews on our web site but I am not not aware of any formal product reviews.

RE: Super 20MP F2D

If I insert a 2x2 cardboard mount containing a 35mm color positive will I get a square scan or a 3x2 scan of only the film? Thanks

The Wolverine Digital Image converters will only scan the film; they will not scan the mount/frame.