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CanonCanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner
 
4.4

(based on 101 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (60)

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    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good resolution (81)
  • Easy to set up (78)
  • Accurate color (66)
  • Good bit depth (56)
  • Excellent software (38)

Cons

  • Poor software (11)
  • Slow (10)
  • Difficult setup (6)
  • Difficult to keep clean (3)
  • Inaccurate scans (3)

Best Uses

  • Photos and graphics (67)
  • Large format film (20)
  • Publishing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (55), Casual user (29), Great graphics (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (79), Business (17)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (59), Mac (40)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Just what we needed

By Tyler

from Santa Barbara, CA

About Me Graphics Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Color
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Resolution

Cons

  • Difficult to Keep Clean

Best Uses

  • Photos and Graphics

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

We use this scanner to scan slides. It produces images of great quality- far better quality than we need. Easy setup. Overall, just what we needed it for.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
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  • Mac

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5.0

Very Good Scanner+++++++++

By R

from Miami

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Color
  • Excellent Software
  • Good Resolution
  • Widely Compatible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Format Film
    • Photos and Graphics

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

    For me it is the best on the market.

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

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    5.0

    Very satisfied with this purchase.

    By gardener41

    from North Tonawanda,NY

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Big Scanner
    • Poor Software

    Best Uses

    • Photos and Graphics

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

    Using the Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II for 35 mm slides from the late 1950 fifty.And it is doing an excellent job. Before purchasing this scanner, I read all reviews,and was hesitant to buy this. Because some of the reviews said that if didn't do a very good job on 35 mm slides, I considered other brands such as Epson perfection V 600 photo scanner,and I am glad that I bought this. Also using the copy feature, once you set up your printer, you just press copy, and the printer will print it out automatically.Canon my image garden software, it's a so-so software, I do use a couple programs, it's up to you if you install it.

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    • Personal
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    • PC

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    5.0

    Love this scanner!

    By Don

    from Carlisle PA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Color
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Bit Depth
    • Good Resolution
    • Seems Very Intuitive

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Photos and Graphics

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

    I just started to use this scanner. So far I have mostly used it as a slide scanner, and for this task its seems to function very well. It is a replacement for an ancient CanoScan FS4000US wich is no longer functioning after about 12+ years. I do not use the bundled software, but instead use PhotoShop Elements which relieves me of one of the issues mentioned by other reviewers. I have no complaints so far and my results seem to be excellent. It took me a little while to adapt and adjust, but I really have found doing so very easy so far!

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    • Personal
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    • PC

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    5.0

    two thumbs up

    By Scan and Share

    from Keyport, NJ USA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos and Graphics

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

      I can't say more about this product. A friend and I are currently using it to scan old photos. She has scanned over 1200, and I have already scanned more than 2200 photos. It took about a 1/2 hour to really figure out what we were doing, there was no stopping us. We scanned directly to a flash drive, and were able to share with our families. Next project: on to the slides.

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      5.0

      "Better than I expected"

      By Bill

      from Mount Laurel, NJ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photos and Graphics

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

        I had a great experience every step of the way. The sales person was very helpful and answered all of my questions. The product was just what I wanted. The price was $ below any other vendor. The product arrived at my doorstep in less than twenty four hours. B and H stands for B est service and H appy customers in my book. Thanks B and H.

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        • Personal
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        • PC

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        4.0

        Excelente

        By ferfigheras

        from Rep. Dom.

        About Me Graphics Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Bit Depth
        • Good Resolution
        • Rapido En Vista Prelimina

        Cons

        • Slow

        Best Uses

        • Large Format Film
        • Photos and Graphics

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

        he comprado este scanner para digitalizar mis negativos que tengo archivados desde hace 20 años. Hasta esta funcionando de maravillas.Es muy rapido en preview pero cuando se desea escanear en alta resolucion es muy lento, pero muy lento.

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        • Personal
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        • PC

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        5.0

        Perfect scanner

        By Tara B.

        from New York, NY

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Format Film
          • Photos and Graphics

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

          This scanner does the job. It was just plug and play from the box into my MacBook Pro. I have Image Capture and Photoshop Cloud, so the software is not an issue for me. It gives you a variety of dpi scanning options. I am only mainly scanning and archiving old photos as of now, but the goal is to do my b&w and color negatives and slides. So far, no issues. Depending on the resolution is how long scanning takes, and it gives you JPEG, TIFF, etc. formats, so, yes, plenty of options to suit your needs. I thought about Canon vs Epson, but I'm glad I went with the Canon. Sharp, quick results, looks very sleek and professional and very easy to use.

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          • Personal
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          • Mac

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Professional Engineer

          from Phoenix AZ

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics
            • Publishing

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

            I use the product to scan documents and photo's into my computer for later retival and use. The speed of the scanner is very good and the quality of the scanned product (text, film, slides and graphics) is excellent. I have only used the scanner for a couple of months and have no complaints or recommended changes.

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            • Personal
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            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great Photo Scanner

            By antebellum

            from Maryland

            About Me Casual User

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            Pros

            • Accurate Color
            • Fast
            • Good Bit Depth
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I bought this scanner primarily to scan old family photos and share them with my family. I plugged it in and was able to scan fairly quickly. The scanning function was amazingly fast...much faster than expected. I was also very happy with the ability of this scanner to sense that I had as many as 10 photos on the plate at once...it scanned them all as separate photos. What a time saver. You just have to be careful to leave enough space between them so it can detect the different items. Otherwise it thinks it's a document and saves it as a PDF...took me a while to figure that out!The menus for how to scan, how to save and where to save were a little bit confusing and frustrating. It took a while for me to get it to save in the correct format and in the correct place but I did get it to work. But now for some reason I get 2 identical copies of everything I scan. I haven't taken the time to dig into this problem yet since at least I'm getting the scans. This is a minor problem though and with a bit of time in the manuals I hope to figure it all out.I have not tested the software yet that comes with it to "fix" colors or scratches and I have not tried the slide scanner yet.

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

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                5.0

                Great Scanner!

                By Edward the Greek

                from New York, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos and Graphics

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

                  Easy to set-up. Easy to use. Great results

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
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                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  CanoScan 9000F Mark II Scanner

                  By Tsuru

                  from Orange County, California

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos and Graphics

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

                    First, B&H has go be the best place out there to purchase products. Always either a great price, or the BEST price. And, professional, quick, and often with free shipping makes purchasing from them a no-brainer! I've been buying all my camera and photo gear from them for over 24 years now and it's always been the best.Now for the CanoScan Scanner - setup easily and I'm now getting back to scanning many of my wildlife photography slides from the last 30 years as my previous scanner broke finally.

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                    • Personal
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                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    great for slides / film

                    By Spike

                    from Westerville, OH

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • 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:

                      perfect setup to make high rez scans of my slides and negs. Good for 35mm and medium format... I just wish this scanner would do my larger format negs. (if it did that it would have been given 5 stars)
                      But it's a killer scanner for the price.

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                      • Personal
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                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Excellent office tool

                      By Togofor

                      from Chesterfield, VA

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Limited Scanning Size

                      Best Uses

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

                        I use the scanner for scanning all my office documents and images into pdf files for managed documents in my home office. It replaces an aging professional HP Scanjet 8300. The CanoScan 9000F is faster and easier to scan with single pages than the HP scanner. The only limit I find is the limitation to scan letter size documents but not legal size.

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                        • Personal
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                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Excellent slide and film scanner.

                        By Scan Man

                        from Jacksonville, FL

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Color
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Excellent Software
                        • Good Resolution
                        • Works on Network

                        Cons

                        • None Noted Yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Organize Photo Library
                        • Photos and Graphics

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

                        I recently was given my late father's collection of about 1,000 slides dating back to the late 1950's. With them came the responsibility to provide copies of important family photos to my brother and sister. The slides are minimally organized by date, but not by subject. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II, is helping me categorize photos of family vacations, holidays, birthdays, etc. and separate them from unrelated subjects like construction worksites than my father was fond of photographing. I'm extremely pleased with how easy the CanoScan works, and the quality of scanned photos.

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                        • Personal
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                        • PC

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                        4.0

                        Awesome and Affordable!

                        By Kbbq&Soju

                        from Denver,CO

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • 120mm
                          • 35mm

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

                          I bought this scanner mainly to digitize 35mm & 120mm film negatives and positives. I've had problems with sub-par flatbed scanners in the past working with film, so when I purchased the 9000F MII as an affordable alternative to a dedicated negative scanner like the Nikon Cool scan, I was pleasantly surprised when this turned out to be a great film scanner. Despite what some people say about the software usability, I can honestly say it is easier to use and includes more advanced features than most other flatbed scanners on the market within the same class. The film trays are decent quality and scan times are pretty fast. I usually scan 2 strips of 35mm Negative film (6-10 frames) at 4800 DPI and it takes only 3-5 minutes. I recommend this scanner as a great starting point to scan your own film. The first time I compared scans with the cancan and scans from Mike's Camera, the difference was overwhelmingly better on the Canoscan and offers considerable flexibility and control.

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                          • Personal
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                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          No AC Adapter

                          By Camera Sutra

                          from Wichita, Kansas

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Color
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Resolution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photos and Graphics

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

                            My 8800 scanner ac adapter fried and is not manufactured anymore. On line prices for used ones were one third the price of a new scanner. It was cheaper to buy a new scanner and use the film holders from the old scanner. Scanning results are similar to the old scanner. It would be great if Canon made adjustable film holders that could go up to 4x5 inch.

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                            • Personal
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                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Fits my needs perfectly!

                            By Mark007

                            from Portland, Oregon

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Format Film
                              • Photos and Graphics
                              • Publishing

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

                              I've been looking for a good scanner with negative film scanning capability. I've looked at stand alone film scanners but felt I would be paying more for something that I only use occasionally. The Canon fits my needs completely. There is a definite leaning curve but if you take your time and work with it for a while I think you'll be happy with the results. I tested some old negatives that haven't seen the light of day in many years and was very pleasantly surprised by the results I got. If you need a great scanner that also offers very good film scanning then I do not believe you will be disappointed by the 9000F Mark II.

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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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                                4.0

                                A fine scanner for prints and negs.

                                By The Knoxville Film Kid

                                from Knoxville, TN, USA

                                About Me Frequent User

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                                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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