Plustek OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner

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Product Highlights

  • Scan 35mm Negatives/Slides & 120 Film
  • Optical Resolution: 5300dpi
  • Automatic Batch Scanning
  • Color Depth: 48-Bit
  • Dynamic Range: 4.01
  • Newly Designed Film Carriers
  • Compact, Durable Design
  • Sealed Against Dust
  • Includes SilverFast Ai Studio 8
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Plustek 120 overview

  • 1Description

The OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner from Plustek converts all your 35mm negatives, mounted slides, and 120mm medium format film into digital files you can edit and view on the computer. It can do this quickly with an automatic batch scanning feature and uses a high resolution 5300dpi sensor with 48-bit color depth to capture all the detail from your originals. The newly redesigned film holders ensure proper positioning during scanning and ensure the images won't be skewed or misaligned. The scanner's built-in infrared channel provides dust and scratch removal without cumbersome post processing. Additionally, the included IT 8 calibration slide ensures accurate color results the first time, reducing the need for repeated scans or extensive post processing color correction.

The included SilverFast Ai Studio 8 works together with the scanner to improve your workflow and ensure proper results the first time. This updated version features an improved user interface and provides an advanced preview option that lets you see the results of adjustments beforehand.

Scan At 5300dpi Optical Resolution

The scanner features an 8-element glass lens with 5,300 dpi optical resolution, high-sensitive color CCD and a 48-bit color depth. The scanner delivers an effective usable Dynamic Range of 4.01 for accurate color as well as full highlight and shadow details
Automatic Batch Scanning
The OpticFilm 120 uses an automatic motorized film transport system that facilitates batch scanning and speeds up the scanning workflow

Newly Redesigned Film Carriers

The OpticFilm 120 includes patent-pending, adjustable pitch 120 film holders that ensure the film lays flat for improved in-focus scans. The OpticFilm 120 also uses an automatic motorized film transport system that speeds up the scanning workflow

Compact Design

The compact OpticFilm 120's metal case provides isolation and stability for the lens, CCD and automatic transport assemblies. The rear cover design reduces the scanner's overall dimensions and prevents dust from entering the scanner

Powered By LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast

Software plays as important a role as hardware to deliver high quality images. The OpticFilm 120 comes with the world-recognized professional film scanning software, SilverFast Ai Studio 8. SilverFast provides users and professionals with tools for scanning, editing, and color reproduction. SilverFast iSRD helps dust and scratch removal and optimizes images. SilverFast Multi-Exposure increases the dynamic range and reduces noises.
In the Box
Plustek OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner
  • LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Studio CD
  • Holder For 35mm Strip Film
  • Holder For 35mm Mounted Slides
  • Holder For 120 6.0x6.0 Film
  • Holder For 120 6.0x4.5 Film
  • Holder For 120 6.0x7.0 & 6.0x8.0 Film
  • Holder For 120 6.0x8.0 & 6.0x9.0 Film
  • Holder For 120 6x12 Film
  • USB Cord
  • Power Adapter (US Plug)
  • Quick Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Plustek 120 specs

    Film Types 35 mm negatives
    35 mm slides
    120 film
    Scan Sensor CCD
    Lens 8-element glass lens
    Optical Resolution 5300 dpi
    Color Depth Color - Input: 48-bit
    Color - Output: 24/48-bit output
    Grayscale - Input: 16-bit
    Grayscale - Output: 8/16-bit
    Batch Scanning Yes
    Dynamic Range 4.01
    Infrared Built-in
    Scan Area 2.36 x 4.72" (60 x 120 mm)
    Interface USB 2.0
    OS Compatibility Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP
    Mac: OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
    Windows System Requirements 2 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 10 GB disk space, DVD or internet connection
    Apple System Requirements 2 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 10 GB disk space, DVD or internet connection
    Light Source LED
    Power Requirements 110 to 220 V AC (US wall plug)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.27 x 14.72 x 7.44" (210 x 374 x 189 mm)
    Weight 12.57 lb (5.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 27.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 17.0 x 16.0"

    Plustek 120 reviews

    OpticFilm 120 Film Scanner is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding scanner I had a little bit of a learning curve when starting to use this scanner but it wasn't as hard as I thought. The instructions that come with the scanner and SilverFast are, to me at least, a little scant. The software loaded flawlessly and set up was quick and easy. I'm no expert with it but the scans I've made from 35mm and 6x7 negatives and transparencies are outstanding. The IR dust removal feature works well with color films but not with B&W. If you're a casual photographer looking for something simple to digitize your old film snapshots, I wouldn't recommend it but if you're still shooting film and want very high quality scans, this is for you.
    Date published: 2013-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top of the line scanner This scanner is probably the best film scanner under $10,000 currently made. I've used it for 120 and 35mm film and its sharpness is remarkable, certainly far better than the sub-$1000 flatbeds available now. Construction seems very good, film holders are particularly robust. For my own use, it seems reasonably fast. Downsides include: the only scanning support for it is through SilverFast (bundled), which is a little awkward to use and exhibits occasional crashes; scanning unusual frame sizes (including 24mm square on 35mm film, or panoramic images) is fiddly and may require multiple passes. But it's a very good scanner, and deserves consideration.
    Date published: 2013-10-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was an unfortunate purchase Only one star because I couldn't give it zero. This product was purchased in February of 2014. Initial scans of 35mm slides & 35mm film were promising. It never worked long enough to do any 6x7cm negatives. The scanner died in the fall of 2014 and was sent to Plustek service in California. I was returned and worked for about another 6 weeks and then refused to scan. Back to Plustek again. I received the unit back from Plustek in late January and it has worked until tonight. Again it refuses to scan. It is now out of warranty and I'm very fed up with this product. I will state that the Plustek service department in California is very curtious and efficient, however, they didn't fix my unit. Hmmm! RMA number on request.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful quality scans I am scanning the archives of a professional photographer with this scanner and I am very pleased with it. The software it comes with, Silverfast 8, is powerful and can make every correction imaginable, including automatic dust and scratch removal which is a real timesaver. It took me a couple of days to learn how to use it, but after that learning curve I am able to work efficiently with the scanner. The build of the OpticFilm 120 is excellent, and it comes with every format film holder you would ever need. I have scanned 35mm negatives and color slides, and 120 negatives and color transparencies. I am very pleased with this versatile unit.
    Date published: 2014-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product I had my eye on this scanner for sometime, and when the price dropped $300 I went for it. The previous medium format scanner that I had was the Minolta Multiscan that has long been unsupported. I was happy with the results of the Minolta although fussy at times. The OpticFilm 120 comes with Silverfast software. With previous less that fun experiences with that expensive software, I chose to download Vuescan and not even install the Silverfast. Results were very gratifying from the start scanning 645 and 35mm transparencies. The scanning procedure was straightforward, and the results were very good with accurate color. Very little adjustment was required when I brought the images into Photoshop.
    Date published: 2016-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great alternative to drum scanning For Medium format this scanner beats the Epson v500 and I would image the v600 hands down. For 35mm it has slightly less resolution in the slides I have tried than its cousin the 7600i. That said the dust removal is so much better with the 120 that I think I will be using it for my dirty film. Basically, for medium format film it is so much better than the Epson that I would recommend it to anyone croping medium format or printing larger than 20x20 prints. I gave it a four because it is not quite up to 5300 in effective resolution and it is a little light on the dynamic range.
    Date published: 2015-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional level scanner I'm not sure exactly what kind of shape my Nikon Coolscan 8000 was in (because no one, including Nikon, could repair it) but the scans I'm getting from its replacement, the Plustek Opticfilm 120, are sharper, and the SilverFast Ai Studio 8 driver is working very well. I haven't used Silverfast for a few years, and its come a long way, it seems to me, and is superior to Vuescan, which is what I'd been using with the Coolscan, in control and flexibility. I have been scanning my Hasselblad negs at 2650 dpi resolution with the Plustek, and the Coolscan max resolution was 4000, so the scans I'm getting with the new scanner are slightly smaller, though still plenty big for a 24x24 print at 300 dpi. I have made some scans at 5300 resolution on the Plustek, which makes for a file size over 300MB in size, and they look great, too, though I haven't done any careful testing to compare them. The film holders are nicely made, easy to load, and seem to keep the film nice and flat, and scan speed is much faster than the Coolscan. All in all, I'm sure glad they finally got this thing out!
    Date published: 2013-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality film scanner I was eagerly awaiting this product as a replacement for my Minolta Dimage MultiPro scanner which eventually failed after long use. I have used the Plustek OpticFilm 120 for color negative, mounted slides and B&W in 35mm, 645 and 6x7 formats. The image quality at its highest resolution (5300 dpi) is superior to the quality I came to expect from the Minolta. Scan speeds are considerably faster. The film holders are very well constructed. The adjustable frame holders are a good innovation and even enabled me to hold and scan unusual film formats such as 110 and 620. The bundled Silverfast software is an improvement over the Vuescan software I used with the Minolta scanner but the user guide is superficial at best. For those used to scanner software the learning curve should not be too steep, however. The dual scan mode which is intended to increase the dynamic range of the scan, especially to open up shadow detail, worked very well. The ability of the infra red scratch and blemish removal tool to clean up damaged negatives was impressive. Overall, the product has more than met my expectations for high quality film scans.
    Date published: 2013-02-19
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