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CanonCanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner
 
4.3

(based on 83 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good resolution (63)
  • Easy to set up (62)
  • Accurate color (51)
  • Good bit depth (43)
  • Excellent software (29)

Cons

  • Poor software (10)
  • Slow (9)
  • Difficult setup (6)
  • Inaccurate scans (3)

Best Uses

  • Photos and graphics (52)
  • Large format film (16)
  • Publishing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (45), Casual user (23), Great graphics (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (63), Business (15)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (49), Mac (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Scanner - Software & Manual Ok

The scanner itself is great. Out of the box, easy set up and was using it right away. I primarily imported thru Photoshop CS5 and within a short time scanned in about 70...Read complete review

The scanner itself is great. Out of the box, easy set up and was using it right away. I primarily imported thru Photoshop CS5 and within a short time scanned in about 70 pictures and negatives. Even without a printed manual, it was easy to figure out changing between scanning prints and negatives. The quality was great - nice range of grays to black - so everything dark wasn't black. Color was accurate. I tried the software, but it seemed a bit cumbersome and will have to sit down when I have time to work thru it to see if it's worth using. If you don't have another import method, like Photoshop and have to rely on the software, it may take a bit longer in your initial set up and learning curve. It scans quickly and quietly. I would recommend this scanner for the price and function. I read other comments about the negative holders being flimsy plastic, but as of yet, I haven't had any problems. Of course, they are plastic, so you do want to be careful with them.

I was deciding between this scanner and the Epson Perfection V600... and purchased this one because I'm already familiar with Canon products, and preferred the 9600 x 9600 dpi vs. 6400 x 9600 dpi and a few other minor differences between the 2. For the price and preferences I was looking for, it wasn't worth spending more on the Epson when the Canon had what I was looking for and then some. The software differences between the Epson and Canon were a non-issue for me, since I work in Photoshop. It's a great scanner and I've been pleased with the results.

The reason I gave it 4 out of 5 rather than 5 - was because of the lack of printed instruction material on how to use the software and scanning process. The onscreen guide is ok - but sometimes it's easier to have it in print. Plus, there was nothing about using the software, especially for those who would like to utilize the dust/scratch removal, etc. The scanner itself works well, but it helps to know how to use it.

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Not for power scanning projects

I scan photos & documents for several hours every day as a professional graphics researcher. The included software is the worst software ever. It appends not only the scanning date, but also a...Read complete review

I scan photos & documents for several hours every day as a professional graphics researcher. The included software is the worst software ever. It appends not only the scanning date, but also a sequence number to your file name. Example: _20131202_0001 will be added to EVERY file or photo that scanned on Dec 2, 2013. You can't name your file before you scan without going into the settings file every single time. More screens. More clicking. Productivity dropped substantially along with a corresponding increase in my blood pressure. The MP Navigator EX software that came with the 9000F (prev version) was basic, but it worked fine. Plus it didn't append my file name with all that extra garbage and let me name the file before the scan (much better for workflow purposes). Example: you look at a photo or doc, decide what you want to name it --then you name the digital file, scan & turn the photo over in the paper file, move on to the next item. With this Mark II software after the photo you have to take it off the scan bed turn it back over to look at it again & remember what it is supposed to be called, then turn it over again to put it in the file folder. This will make sense if you scan a lot of files & photos like I do for hours & hours every day. My document scans are typically named with the archival ref number, date of doc, whatnot). Eg: RG227-e124-box10-catalina.pdf now add "_20131202_0001" before .pdf. Unnecessarily extra long.

I bought the 9000F Mark II from B&H because I thought it was a newer version of the original 9000F. The hardware is exactly the same. Doesn't Mark II imply improved or better than the original model? Nope. WIth the new software it might as well be a entirely different scanner. I contacted Canon to ask if I could use the old MP Navigator EX software with the Mark II. No dice. Canon's response: "There is not a way to use the MP Navigator program with the CanoScan 9000F Mark II, and there is not a way to prevent the appended information from being appended to the scan filename. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." This is more than an Inconvenience - it directly affects workflow and productivity, which is important to any freelancer. I need to either buy 3rd party software to use this scanner effectively or put that money towards another brand. Scanners at this price point are nowadays pretty much the same (for sharpness, color, etc). If the difference comes down to the software then Canon has lost my loyalty after buying 10+ canoscan machines.

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4.0

Does Good Job for the Price

By Fred

from Houston, TX

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Color
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Resolution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal use

    Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

    So far I've mainly used this for scanning old color slides. It's considerably faster than an old scanner I was using. Also, it holds 3 slides vs the 2 slides the old scanner held at one time. Even so, I could wish for more speed. For home use it's fine but if I were doing this on a commercial basis I would look at one of the slide only scanners. I've tested it with color prints and documents and it does fine. If you need to scan many pages, then this is not the scanner for you.

    It was easy to set up and load the drivers on Windows 7 computer. The ScanGear that came with it was a little confusing compared to the old scanner's software but I have quickly gotten used to it.

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    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    4.0

    A fine scanner for prints and negs.

    By The Knoxville Film Kid

    from Knoxville, TN, USA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Color
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Bit Depth
    • Good Resolution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos and Graphics

      Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

      The CanoScan 9000F delivers great image quality for scanned prints and negatives at a reasonable price. It is a little slow for scanning film, but it's worth the wait, especially with the infrared cleaning feature for color print film, Kodachrome, and other slide films. It's a shame it's not possible to add such a feature for monochrome negatives.

      I find that the bundled Scan Gear software works great for prints, but VueScan really is better for scanning negatives, since it offers better color calibration, ICC profiles, IT8 targets, and superior infrared cleaning to the FARE algorithm used by Scan Gear.

      My family were Polaroid junkies back in the day, and I've been digitizing their old pictures for them, some going as far back as 1980. I'm quite pleased with the way the scans have turned out thus far, although I'll have to clean them up in Photoshop.

      Oh, and it works quite well with Lomography's scanning mask for 110 negs; I use an old floppy disk to help me line it up so the scanner can see it.

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      • Personal
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      • PC

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      5.0

      Reliable, quality solution for slides

      By Peter M

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Resolution
      • Widely Compatible

      Cons

      • Slow

      Best Uses

      • Film Negativeslide Scans
      • Photos and Graphics
      • Slide And Negative Scans
      • Slide Negative Scans

      Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

      I REALLY needed to digitize the many boxes of film negatives and slides I'd been moving around with me every few years. I tried one of the SD card slide/film scanners for a while and it was okay, but this has proven to be much better. I have some of my parents' slides from the early 1970's and although they're not in perfect shape, the CanoScan has done really well with them giving me more than adequate high-resolution digital versions so that I can do some level adjustments and scratch removal.

      I can't speak to the photo software because I really only use the scanning utility and then bring everything into either Aperture or Photoshop to clean up. However the scanning utility was easy to setup with custom settings and the CanoScan is very accurate in terms of recognizing individual images on a 35mm film strip.

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      • Personal
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      • Mac

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      2.0

      Great Hardware, Poor Software

      By Paperboard Engineer

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Color
      • Good Bit Depth

      Cons

      • Difficult Setup
      • Poor Software

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

        My primary use is to scan 120 Transparencies from Hasselblad and Mamiya 645 AFD cameras. Great instrument.

        Software and filing system(part of the software) are terrible. (among the worst I have ever used.)
        I have used an HP ScanJet G4050 (also purchased from B&H)which has great software.

        The product is difficult to use, but is of great quality. The software may work for one not so versed in computers, but for one who is, it is a nightmare. Many of the functions are totally software controlled and not user controlled.

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        • Personal
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        • PC

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        5.0

        Excellent scanner for prints

        By Mike in Boston

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Color
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Bit Depth
        • Good Resolution
        • Widely Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photos and Graphics

          Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

          I bought this because I needed better scans of color prints than I could get from my office multifunction printer/scanner, and this certainly meets that need. I compared scans from my printer scanner with scans of the same print from the Canoscan, and the results are far better -- more accurate colors, better correction of defects, and faster. In addition to the scanner, I bought VueScan software, which provides a great deal of capability and flexibility and which recognized the Canoscan immediately. Therefore I can't comment on the Canon software that's included with the scanner. A dedicated film scanned would be a better choice for film, but the Canoscan will handle slides and even color negatives. It's useful to make a "color profile" if you're going to scan slides or prints so that you get correct color. To do that you need to buy IT8 targets. YOu can get them for Ektachrome and for both KOdak and Fuji paper -- Search for "it8 target" and go for the "Affordable" web site listing -- the one with s German (.de) URL.

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          • Personal
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          • PC

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          5.0

          Great scanner

          By nrb44

          from Middleburg, PA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Color
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Bit Depth
          • Good Resolution

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

            We have used it to scan photo prints, slides and film. Much better than any other scanner we have ever had.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            CanoScan 9000F easy to use

            By Dale

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Resolution
            • Widely Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos and Graphics

              Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

              Easy setup, and use. Great resolution. The provided templates for slides, and negative/ positive film make it super simple.

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              • PC

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              4.0

              Great!

              By photonick

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Excellent Software
              • Good Bit Depth
              • Good Resolution
              • Widely Compatible
              • Works on Network

              Cons

              • Slow

              Best Uses

              • Large Format Film
              • Photos and Graphics

              Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

              I use this product to scan my 35mm and 120mm film. I havn't used it on color film yet, but for black and white it is great. Good, accurate tones for both 35mm and medium format. Its a little slow

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              • Personal
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              • PC

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              4.0

              So far, so good

              By The Scoundrel

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Resolution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photos and Graphics

                Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                I purchased this to digitize the old family photos. It seems to work well, and the included software is nice. I've not tried the slide or film transfer features yet, but I expect it to work well.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                This scanner performs exactly as hoped.

                By Charlie

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Color
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                • Slow

                Best Uses

                • Photos and Graphics

                Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                The devise itself is easy to set up and use. The software takes some study.

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                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                2.0

                Not good for slides

                By JSS

                from Oregon

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Inaccurate Scans

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                    This may be a good scanner for documents etc but it is not good for slides.I bought the CanoScan and a Plustek 8200 to try them side by side. It is not even close. The Plustek if far superior in every sense except that it is slower.The software that comes with the Canoscan is also weak. I got VueScan instead and it is far superior.I cannot recommend the CanoScan for slides.

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                    • Personal
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                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    900F MkII Scanner

                    By photeoC

                    from Denton, Tx

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Color
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Excellent Software
                    • Good Bit Depth
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Widely Compatible
                    • Works on Network

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Old 35mm Neg

                      Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                      I got this to replace an old HP S20. For what I do it worked great and I'd still be using it if I could get it to work on Win7. As far as the 9000F II, I really like it as a scanner the software seems to be working well and once again for my basic needs it does what I want/need.Not really a complaint but loading negatives in a tray is clumsy, but not really a big deal. I have about 3500 negs that I'm scanning for personal use and the scanner is well worth the $[$] One suggestion to any one doing a lot of negatives or needing to archive for professional or business purposes, get a dedicated film scanner, the extra money will be well spent.

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                      • Personal
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                      • PC

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                      3.0

                      Good scanner for the home office

                      By Old Marine

                      from Wilmington, NC

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Document Scanner

                      Cons

                      • Noise With Bw Negatives
                      • Not User Friendly
                      • Poor Resolution
                      • Poor Resolution On Bw Ne

                      Best Uses

                      • Documents Pictures

                      Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                      This does a very nice job of scanning documents and photos. Unfortunately, I purchased it because it is advertised to scan film and while I admit it will produce a photograph from a negative, the quality is abhorrent. I cannot comment on slides or color film, but B&W film scans produce artifacts that are inexplicable. A dust-free negative, freshly cleaned, dust-free glass, and the photo looks it has a ton of dust on it. The "dust" changes with resolution selected, so I believe that it's an inherent problem. 120 negatives seem to do better than 35mm, but the artifacts are still there, just in reduced amounts.It's the first time I've been disappointed by anything named Canon. I'll keep it and play with it more, but I have a sneaky suspicion I'll be purchasing a dedicated film scanner.

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                      • Personal
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                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great Scanner

                      By Sam the Slide Scanner

                      from Nashville, TN

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Excellent Software
                      • Good Bit Depth
                      • Good Resolution
                      • Widely Compatible
                      • Works on Network

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos and Graphics

                        Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                        My intended use is mostly for photos and slides and it is simple to use
                        and works very well. Setup was simple and well described. Quality of scans is excellent!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Does the job well

                        By Sweet_Pea

                        from Richmond, Va

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Color
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Bit Depth
                        • Good Resolution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                            I scan a lot of old negatives, including many that are unique sizes. The negative frames are good but don't fit 80% of my negatives. I had a local glass shop cut and polish the edges of 2 pieces of glass that I lay my negatives on .. I then cut and paste after I scan the entire sleeve of negatives - labor intensive but effective. The software that comes with this scanner is ok but there are several better options (including SilverFast - but you need to search out the one that is best for you)

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                            • Personal
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                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Works great so far

                            By DK

                            from Los Angeles CA

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Color
                            • Good Bit Depth
                            • Good Resolution

                            Cons

                            • Poor Software
                            • Slow

                            Best Uses

                            • Photos and Graphics

                            Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                            Scanned in about 25 rolls of film and its working great so far. Took a little while to figure out the optimal settings in the scan gear program, but after that it was pretty repetitive. Great to see the old negatives come to life.

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                            • Personal
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                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Excellent

                            By James

                            from El Reno, Ok

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Color
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Resolution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                                I bought this scanner to convert old 35mm family slides to digital. It took a few minutes to figure everything out, but now that I have a routine, I can work through a group of slides pretty quickly.

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                                • Personal
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                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Automatic and Great Price

                                By clyfelt

                                from Boerne, Texas

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Color
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Resolution
                                • Widely Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photos and Graphics

                                  Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                                  I use this to not only scan documents, but photos and film too. Unit works great in "AUTO", and produces excellent copies. This replaces my older Canon 2400 which doesn't have drivers for the newer windows software. The usual Canon product - GREAT!

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                                  • Business
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                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Super Scanner Has Arrived

                                  By Phil & Jess

                                  from West Coast Florida

                                  About Me Graphics Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Color
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Excellent Software
                                  • Good Bit Depth
                                  • Good Resolution

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Format Film
                                    • Photos and Graphics

                                    Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                                    We were going to send off our slides from our childhood, the slides our parents took and some of the 110mm also. Once we received the estimate from 2 of the three we solicited I almost died.

                                    My wife suggested we try a scanner and do it our self's, I reviewed several and landed upon the 900F. Boy are we glad we did, it will scan 4 slides at a time place them in there own file. The 6x9 scan so perfectly, great quality ease of use and superb resolution. Its a must if you want to do your own slides,110, 6x9 and larger.

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                                    • Personal
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                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Outstanding product!

                                    By The Ancient One

                                    from Lakewood, OH

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Color
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Excellent Software
                                    • Good Bit Depth
                                    • Good Resolution
                                    • Widely Compatible

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • 35 Mm Format Film
                                      • Medium Format Film
                                      • Photos and Graphics

                                      Comments about Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner:

                                      Other than a very small cosmetic scratch, which the product came with, the scanner is an outstanding product. Great resolution, very quite (as compared to my other scanner), came with very good film trays (they position and orient very well), very comprehensive user manual (don't try to print it out as it is ~ 560 pages), and has outstanding Canon customer support.

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