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CanonCanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner
 
4.4

(based on 151 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good resolution (110)
  • Easy to set up (109)
  • Accurate color (93)
  • Good bit depth (70)
  • Excellent software (47)

Cons

  • Poor software (20)
  • Slow (14)
  • Difficult setup (8)
  • Inaccurate scans (5)
  • Difficult to keep clean (4)

Best Uses

  • Photos and graphics (91)
  • Large format film (29)
  • Publishing (10)
  • Medium format film (4)
  • Slides (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (76), Casual user (44), Great graphics (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (112), Business (25)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (83), Mac (58)

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For Scanning Film, Top Rated Hardware, Garbage Software

This is one of several scanners that I own.

I primarily use this scanner to digitize film negatives in medium format (120, 220, 645, 6x9, etc.)

In...Read complete review

This is one of several scanners that I own.

I primarily use this scanner to digitize film negatives in medium format (120, 220, 645, 6x9, etc.)

In Short: it's excellent hardware that is *badly* hampered by bad software and a not so great set of film holders, but for the price and some modifications, ridiculously good results can be had.

In Long:

Issues: The software. Yuck. Load the latest driver from Canon's website and either go get Silverfast, or my preferred software, VueScan Pro. It's a small investment in software, but that alone will dramatically improve the output of this scanner by several orders of magnitude.

The second issue: The scanner does not have adjustable focus and the focus is fixed for items placed directly against the platen glass. The depth of field is larger than most flat-bed scanners, so you don't *have* to have it against the glass, but as close as you can get what you're scanning to the glass, the more effective resolution you will get out of your source materials. The supplied film holders hold the film about 0.9mm above the glass, which is really unfortunate because it's right on the outer edge of the scanner's usable depth of field and results in film scans that are nowhere near the 9600 dpi optical resolution of this scanner in terms of resolvable details.

I doubt that this scanner will actually resolve 9600 dpi of detail, however, if you are willing to fiddle around with getting the film closer to the glass (or actually on the glass like I do), you can *dramatically* increase the resolvable detail that this scanner delivers.

It is for this reason that I rate this scanner at 4 stars and not 5 stars. The software and film holders really hold this scanner back for scanning film.

What I do to get around that: For the software, I use VueScan Pro.

For the focus issue, I wet mount my film directly to the platen glass with mineral oil and then cover that with a sheet of .005 clear dura-lar, so it's basically, platen glass->thin film of oil->film->thin film of oil->dura-lar. There are other solutions that can be tried, but this one is the simplest and very effectively holds the film flat and against the glass with no newton rings. Put a very thin strip of mylar tape around the glass to bezel joint to keep the oil from seeping into the scanner and use a speedball or similar rubberized roller to roll out the air bubbles. If you put a *little* extra oil down, you can roll it over the film a couple of times and it very effectively dislodges most visible hairs and dust particles and flushes them away from the film with the air bubbles resulting in shockingly clean scans. From there, you can take a baby wipe or other wet-nap type cleaner and gently wipe down the dura-lar then gently dry it with a microfiber clothe to remove the remaining hair and dust off the top of the dura-lar so that it doesn't show up in the scan.

In VueScan, on the input tab, I set the mode to transparency, media to image (not negative, I convert to positive in Photoshop), the scan resolution to 9600 dpi and Bits per pixel to 48 bit RGB, I check 'lock exposure' (uncheck multi-exposure and set number of passes to 1). Then I do Image->Graph Raw in the menu so that I can see the histogram of the raw samples coming from the scanner before they are gamma corrected, this is important so that you are not clipping any information, since the scanner allows you to adjust the scan exposure time (this is a plus).

In the output tab, I set the printed size to scan size, then I check to raw file checkbox, set the raw file type to 48 bit RGB, raw output is set to 'with scan', raw compression to off, and uncheck raw dng.

In the color tab, I set the color balance to none, the curve low to 0.25 and curve high to 0.75, the scanner color space to default, the output color space to pro photo RGB, and all the other color spaces to sRGB.

In the filter tab, I turn off everything.

From there, I hit the preview button and perform a preview scan then go into the crop tab and set my crop box to what I want to digitize. I generally also digitize a fair amount of the unexposed film surrounding the exposed part so I can see where my exposure is with the scanner (nothing will be lighter than the unexposed part).

I then adjust my exposure and preview scan a number of times (while referring to the raw output histogram) until I'm just below clipping on the far right on the histogram for the red channel (for color negatives), or any of the channels for black and white film.

Once I have the exposure set, I then perform the scan.

So what does this give you? A tiff file that contains the linear 16 bit RGB ADC samples directly from the scanner's sensor with no gamma correction, no color balance correction, no curves applied, no sharpening, and no filtering. It is a scanner equivalent of a DSLR raw file. Scanners don't have bayer array sensors, so it's not exactly like a camera raw file, however, it is a raw file in the sense that the data in that tiff file came off the sensor's ADC, over the usb bus, and then got written directly to the file with no other processing done to it. It is a 16 bit RGB density reading of the film. About as raw as it's going to get.

And boy, is that 'raw' data spectacular! This scanner performs! I've yet to run across film that is too dense for this scanner to scan.

In terms of dynamic range, I've scanned in Kodak T-Max 100 B&W film (rated for 17-18+ stops of DR, its ridiculously awesome film) using the above described procedure of scanning where the scene had a measured DR of 15-16 stops when it was shot, and got all the detail off the negative where none of the samples were clipped to white or black. After it was post-processed, it looked spectacular.

In terms of spatial resolution, with the wet mount process that I've described above where the film is directly on the platen glass, it's *extremely* good resolution. The key is to get the film into the scanner's sharp focus range where it resolves the most detail, which is directly against the platen glass. Again, I doubt it's actually 9600 dpi in terms of resolvable detail, but it is easily the highest resolving scanner I have access to and far exceeds the resolutions I can get from sending my film out to get scanned without spending an arm and a leg to do it. If you use the supplied film holders, you can expect about ~2000 dpi of actual detail (google agrees), but if you went mount directly against the glass, it's probably closer to 4800 dpi of actual detail (again, google agrees). I don't know the exact amount and haven't specifically tested it, I just know that the output in terms of resolvable detail is dramatically higher when I wet mount the film onto the platen glass. It's a bit of work and not the cleanest, but the results are worth it IMHO.

The downside to getting as much as possible from the hardware: post-processing. What comes out of what I described above when first opened in Photoshop can look pretty disappointing (again, unprocessed linear ADC samples), however, with a little know-how and work, it can result in wonderful images. How to get there is a little outside of the scope of this review, but do know, if you are willing to give this scanner a little TLC and fiddle with the scanning process, you can get some fabulous film scans out of it, it just takes a little work to get there.

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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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5.0

Good Product

By warbonnets

from nebraska

Verified Buyer

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

Scanning documents is quick and easy. Scanning negatives is easy and relatively quick with acceptable results. So far I am completely satisfied with this product.

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5.0

Excellent Scanner - I recommend it.

By RV

from North Texas

Verified Buyer

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

I use this product primarily for scanning documents. Also, use this to scan positive and negative 35mm films. All excellent quality scans. I got used to the quirkiness of the SW that some others may have noticed or complained (I had the CanoScan 8800F that this unit replaced, my friend accidentally pushed off the table and fell to the floor. Otherwise it worked for 7 years.) It's still all very good to me.

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5.0

Excellent value

By Rivergoat

from Santa Cruz CA

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

I needed to replace an old film scanner, as well as a flatbed with limited resolution by today's standards. This Canon does both, and certainly well on Windows 10 64-bit. Negative and positive scans were excellent, as is the flatbed. A well recommended product.

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4.0

Fabulous Technology - marginal documentation

By dugmart

from Santa Barbara, CA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Color
  • Good Bit Depth
  • Good Resolution
  • Works on Network

Cons

  • Difficult Setup
  • Poor Software

Best Uses

  • Large Format Film
  • Photos and Graphics

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

I have been waiting for several years for an affordable photo & negative scanner to do all that I am looking to do. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II has made the grade. I am looking to preserve family history from a series of old photo from all sources including 4x5 negatives, polaroids, small and large prints. The results from the scanner are stunning and once you figure it out, easy to do. Documentation and set-up was a challenge as the provided CD did not work in my Mac. Research on line at the support section located the appropriate driver and manual (not very clear). I then attempted to scan my first negative and was sent in circles about removing the document shield. FINAL ASSESSMENT - a great piece of technology priced for the general public but documentation written that assumes you are a professional.

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  • Personal
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  • Mac

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4.0

Wroks Well With Windows 10

By Griffin

from Rocky Hill, CT

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Poor Software

Best Uses

  • Large Format Film
  • Photos and Graphics
  • Publishing

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

Seems to work fine, as usual the program is not that great.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

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5.0

Great Scanner

By SGS

from Barrington, IL

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photos and Graphics
    • Slide Conversion

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

    Easy to follow instructions, all accessories needed are included and it's very quick and easy to convert slides to pics.
    Had many important slides to convert so unit paid itself off and conversion was as I wanted to make

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
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    • PC

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    4.0

    Good for slide scanning

    By Mister Neutron

    from Barkhamsted, CT

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Color
    • Excellent Software
    • Good Resolution

    Cons

    • Software Options Buried

    Best Uses

    • Slide Scanning

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

    Bought this to scan about 800 family slides, and it does a very good job - reasonably sharp, good color correction, good software dust removal (though that really slows it down). Vastly superior to the little "light box" slide scanners that you see for under $100.

    If you just need to scan documents, go for one of the cheaper and smaller (flatter) Canon scanners like an LiDE 120. But if you need to scan slides, this is the only choice, short of VERY pricey professional gear.

    Works fine with Win10.

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    • Personal
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    • PC

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    5.0

    Fast Scan, Excellent Results

    By Kevin

    from St Louis, MO

    About Me Casual 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:

      Ordered this scanner for achieving old family photos and slides. Scans fast and clear. Amazed how well slides come out (4 at a time, automatically places into separate files).

      Have not used included software yet (saw mixed software reviews), but re-routed to open in Windows Explorer at high resolution -- easy to rename there.

      I am so glad I didn't attempt doing it on my "all in one" general unit. This was well worth the price I paid.

      Side note: B&H shipped this fast. Glad I ordered it from them.

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      • PC

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      4.0

      Excellent hardware, not so good software

      By Litser

      from Hallandale Fl.

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Software

      Best Uses

      • Large Format Film
      • Photos and Graphics

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

      Bought it to scan my old negatives and slides. It works very well but I recomend to use SILVERFAST software instead of the one tha comes with the scanner.

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

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      4.0

      Great scanner. not so great software.

      By Unstable

      from Franklin, NJ

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Software

      Best Uses

      • Negatives
      • Photos and Graphics
      • Slides

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

      Got this to scan in the thousands and thousand of pictures my family has acquired over the decades (was just sorting pics from my mothers side and some date to the 1930s)

      love the resolution and the speed. basic scanning a photo at 600dpi (good enough for most family snapshots) takes a less then a 30 seconds. when it comes to finer resolutions and negatives, working with the software can be a bit annoying.

      if you select the highest resolutions and auto size it will tell you that the file size will be too big (buffer issue?) then you will have to manually drop down the size or decrease the resolution. there needs to be a auto (max scan size) button so if I scan a slide or negative at 9600dpi it will pick the size that it can handle by itself instead of me having to play with it till it is happy.

      but other then the software being finicky the scanner works great.. one of the things I am doing is scanning one of my Dad's old photos he gifted me when I was 7. it is discolored with age but I have scanned it and a quick trip though a photo edit program can get rid of the red tint so I can reprint and reframe (keeping the original underneath)

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      4.0

      For Scanning Film, Top Rated Hardware, Garbage Software

      By Adrian

      from Petaluma, CA.

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Color
      • Good Bit Depth
      • Good Resolution

      Cons

      • Poor Software

      Best Uses

      • Large Format Film
      • Medium Format Film

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

      This is one of several scanners that I own.

      I primarily use this scanner to digitize film negatives in medium format (120, 220, 645, 6x9, etc.)

      In Short: it's excellent hardware that is *badly* hampered by bad software and a not so great set of film holders, but for the price and some modifications, ridiculously good results can be had.

      In Long:

      Issues: The software. Yuck. Load the latest driver from Canon's website and either go get Silverfast, or my preferred software, VueScan Pro. It's a small investment in software, but that alone will dramatically improve the output of this scanner by several orders of magnitude.

      The second issue: The scanner does not have adjustable focus and the focus is fixed for items placed directly against the platen glass. The depth of field is larger than most flat-bed scanners, so you don't *have* to have it against the glass, but as close as you can get what you're scanning to the glass, the more effective resolution you will get out of your source materials. The supplied film holders hold the film about 0.9mm above the glass, which is really unfortunate because it's right on the outer edge of the scanner's usable depth of field and results in film scans that are nowhere near the 9600 dpi optical resolution of this scanner in terms of resolvable details.

      I doubt that this scanner will actually resolve 9600 dpi of detail, however, if you are willing to fiddle around with getting the film closer to the glass (or actually on the glass like I do), you can *dramatically* increase the resolvable detail that this scanner delivers.

      It is for this reason that I rate this scanner at 4 stars and not 5 stars. The software and film holders really hold this scanner back for scanning film.

      What I do to get around that: For the software, I use VueScan Pro.

      For the focus issue, I wet mount my film directly to the platen glass with mineral oil and then cover that with a sheet of .005 clear dura-lar, so it's basically, platen glass->thin film of oil->film->thin film of oil->dura-lar. There are other solutions that can be tried, but this one is the simplest and very effectively holds the film flat and against the glass with no newton rings. Put a very thin strip of mylar tape around the glass to bezel joint to keep the oil from seeping into the scanner and use a speedball or similar rubberized roller to roll out the air bubbles. If you put a *little* extra oil down, you can roll it over the film a couple of times and it very effectively dislodges most visible hairs and dust particles and flushes them away from the film with the air bubbles resulting in shockingly clean scans. From there, you can take a baby wipe or other wet-nap type cleaner and gently wipe down the dura-lar then gently dry it with a microfiber clothe to remove the remaining hair and dust off the top of the dura-lar so that it doesn't show up in the scan.

      In VueScan, on the input tab, I set the mode to transparency, media to image (not negative, I convert to positive in Photoshop), the scan resolution to 9600 dpi and Bits per pixel to 48 bit RGB, I check 'lock exposure' (uncheck multi-exposure and set number of passes to 1). Then I do Image->Graph Raw in the menu so that I can see the histogram of the raw samples coming from the scanner before they are gamma corrected, this is important so that you are not clipping any information, since the scanner allows you to adjust the scan exposure time (this is a plus).

      In the output tab, I set the printed size to scan size, then I check to raw file checkbox, set the raw file type to 48 bit RGB, raw output is set to 'with scan', raw compression to off, and uncheck raw dng.

      In the color tab, I set the color balance to none, the curve low to 0.25 and curve high to 0.75, the scanner color space to default, the output color space to pro photo RGB, and all the other color spaces to sRGB.

      In the filter tab, I turn off everything.

      From there, I hit the preview button and perform a preview scan then go into the crop tab and set my crop box to what I want to digitize. I generally also digitize a fair amount of the unexposed film surrounding the exposed part so I can see where my exposure is with the scanner (nothing will be lighter than the unexposed part).

      I then adjust my exposure and preview scan a number of times (while referring to the raw output histogram) until I'm just below clipping on the far right on the histogram for the red channel (for color negatives), or any of the channels for black and white film.

      Once I have the exposure set, I then perform the scan.

      So what does this give you? A tiff file that contains the linear 16 bit RGB ADC samples directly from the scanner's sensor with no gamma correction, no color balance correction, no curves applied, no sharpening, and no filtering. It is a scanner equivalent of a DSLR raw file. Scanners don't have bayer array sensors, so it's not exactly like a camera raw file, however, it is a raw file in the sense that the data in that tiff file came off the sensor's ADC, over the usb bus, and then got written directly to the file with no other processing done to it. It is a 16 bit RGB density reading of the film. About as raw as it's going to get.

      And boy, is that 'raw' data spectacular! This scanner performs! I've yet to run across film that is too dense for this scanner to scan.

      In terms of dynamic range, I've scanned in Kodak T-Max 100 B&W film (rated for 17-18+ stops of DR, its ridiculously awesome film) using the above described procedure of scanning where the scene had a measured DR of 15-16 stops when it was shot, and got all the detail off the negative where none of the samples were clipped to white or black. After it was post-processed, it looked spectacular.

      In terms of spatial resolution, with the wet mount process that I've described above where the film is directly on the platen glass, it's *extremely* good resolution. The key is to get the film into the scanner's sharp focus range where it resolves the most detail, which is directly against the platen glass. Again, I doubt it's actually 9600 dpi in terms of resolvable detail, but it is easily the highest resolving scanner I have access to and far exceeds the resolutions I can get from sending my film out to get scanned without spending an arm and a leg to do it. If you use the supplied film holders, you can expect about ~2000 dpi of actual detail (google agrees), but if you went mount directly against the glass, it's probably closer to 4800 dpi of actual detail (again, google agrees). I don't know the exact amount and haven't specifically tested it, I just know that the output in terms of resolvable detail is dramatically higher when I wet mount the film onto the platen glass. It's a bit of work and not the cleanest, but the results are worth it IMHO.

      The downside to getting as much as possible from the hardware: post-processing. What comes out of what I described above when first opened in Photoshop can look pretty disappointing (again, unprocessed linear ADC samples), however, with a little know-how and work, it can result in wonderful images. How to get there is a little outside of the scope of this review, but do know, if you are willing to give this scanner a little TLC and fiddle with the scanning process, you can get some fabulous film scans out of it, it just takes a little work to get there.

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

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      5.0

      Great Slide scanner

      By Sal D

      from Ewing, NJ

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

      I bought it to scan slides and pictures. Does a great job with both. Scan 4 slides at at time and make separate file for each automatically. Great purchase

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      4.0

      Excellent scanner value

      By Jimmyg

      from Madison

      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:

        I'm scanning old family photos, color negatives, and color positive slides. I chose this scanner for its positive reviews and because it is made by Canon. I could not use the included scanning software as it does not have the configuration options I need, but with a second party program the scanner works very well.

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        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        A good scanner, but so-so software

        By cvdad

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Software

        Best Uses

        • Photos and Graphics

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

        The scanner was easy to set up and is easy to use. The software could be made a bit more intuitive. It took some trial and error to figure out how to save scans. A big negative is the print function. It will not print to my non-Canon printers saying that there are no supported printers installed.

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        • Personal
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        • Mac

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        4.0

        First Experiences with the Canoscan 9000F MK2

        By Just Acustomer

        from Montana

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Color
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 35mm Slides Negatives
          • Family And Antique Photo

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

          This was easy to set up, and easier to use, at least at a basic level. So far, I have scanned a hundred or so 35mm 'Chromes from trips to the UK nearly 40 years ago. Results have been at least as good as using a Nikon ES-1 and macro lens, on a full frame Nikon digital. Process is a bit quicker and easier to organize doing four slides at a time. So far, an excellent purchase with customary fine shipping and packing by B&H.

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          • Personal
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          • PC

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          5.0

          Canon Scanner

          By Mark

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photos and Graphics

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

            Got it mostly to archive 35 mm slides and it does a great job. Very easy to use.

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

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            5.0

            Scan no scam

            By Rupert

            from Taos, NM

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Color
            • Good Resolution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos and Graphics

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

              Just now beginning to use but had borrowed one from a friend earlier so I knew what I was getting into. Am currently using it to scan TriX negatives from 1966 to digitize at 4,800 dpi. WOW! Never would have imagined that a flatbed scanner could bypass what I did in my closet darkroom in the sixties.

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

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              5.0

              Great Scanner!

              By Paul

              from Durham, NC

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              Pros

              • Accurate Color
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Resolution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Slides

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

                I am using to backup my entire slide collection.
                It is easy to use and produces great pictures from the slides. I can now get rid of the bulky boxes of slides.

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

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                5.0

                A winner

                By SemiBoneless Ham

                from Naples, FL

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                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Resolution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos and Graphics

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

                  Great scanner. Worked perfectly with my Mac right out of the box.
                  Super easy. Great detail. Love it!

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

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                  4.0

                  Good scanner

                  By Don

                  from Houston, TX

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                  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 have 3,000 slides to scan, taken from the 1940's to 2001. The scanner is simple to use once you learn how. It's quick and has options on resolution, etc. The online user's manual is difficult to use. All the information is probably there someplace but finding it is the problem. The tech support, however, is excellent. I had to use them several times and they couldn't have been nicer or better. Would recommend the product to others. Would be five star if it weren't for the online user's manual.

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

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