Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner

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Product Highlights

  • Resolution: 7200dpi
  • Convert 35mm Negatives & Slides
  • Color Depth: 48-Bit
  • Includes SilverFast SE Plus 8
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Plustek 8100 overview

  • 1Description

The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 is a dedicated film scanner with 7200 dpi optical resolution. Its light sources give images more precise color rendering with less power consumption. Two one-touch buttons make scanning easier and more efficient for sharing on websites such as Flickr, Facebook, and Picasa. The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 features a compact easy-to-transport size and a custom carrying bag that protects the scanner from dust and other harmful elements when not in use.

The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 includes SilverFast Multi-Exposure, which is designed to increase the image's dynamic range, add more shadow detail, and eliminate noise. SilverFast NegaFix contains over 120 profiles for negative film and ensures optimal results when converting negatives into positives. The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 scanner is also bundled with LaserSoft Imaging's SilverFast 8. WorkflowPilot guides users through all scanning and processing steps. The newly designed graphical user interface makes the software easy to use.

Key Features

  • 7200 dpi resolution
  • 48-bit color depth
  • 64-bit hardware and software support
  • Enhanced with Multi-Exposure Function for quality image
  • USB High Speed 2.0 connection

Film Holders

The film holders protect the film during the scanning process and ensure accurate scans the first time. The scanner comes with 2 film holders. The mounted slide holder can hold up to 4 slides. The negative holder can hold strips of 35mm film up to 6 frames long

Carrying bag

The scanner comes with a padded carrying bag that includes storage space for the scanner, two film holders, power adapter and USB cable.

SilverFast SE Plus 8

SilverFast scan software features with Stand-Alone SilverFast Launcher and TWAIN Plug-in applications. It provides users and professionals with a powerful tool for scanning, editing, and color reproduction. The software includes:
  • WorkflowPilot
  • Intuitive Graphic User Interface
  • Multitasking
  • Multi-Exposure

Plustek QuickScan

Plustek QuickScan is a button utility for scanning 35mm negative films and positive slides. It is ideal for digitizing snapshots with just one click. It is easy to operate and speedy to scan
UPC: 783064365321
In the Box
Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner
  • Negative Film Holder
  • Slide Holder
  • Carrying Bag
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Software CD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Plustek 8100 specs

    Film Types 35mm negatives
    35mm mounted slides
    Scan Quality
    Scan Sensor CCD
    Optical Resolution 7200 dpi
    Color Depth Color: 48-bit input, 24/48-bit output
    Grayscale: 16-bit input, 8/16-bit output
    Black/White: 1-bit
    Dynamic Range 3.6
    Scan Area 1.45 x 1.0" (36.8 x 25.4 mm)
    Preview Speed ~ 8 seconds (negatives & slides)
    Scan Speed 3600 dpi: ~ 36 seconds
    7200 dpi: ~ 113 seconds
    Computer 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 or faster, 2 GB RAM, 10 GB free disk space, CD/DVD drive or internet connection
    Apple System Requirements 2 GHz Intel Processor or faster (PowerPC not supported), 2 GB RAM, 10 GB disk space, CD/DVD drive or internet connection
    Light Source LED
    Button IntelliScan, QuickScan
    Power Requirements 110 to 240 V
    15 V DC, 1.0 A
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.73 x 4.7 x 10.7" (12.0 x 11.9 x 27.2 cm)
    Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 10.1 x 8.4"

    Plustek 8100 reviews

    OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 87.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Win, win, 3600 dpi 35mm scan.. I read a lot of reviews on it and most sites seem to be complaining about the slowness. The scanner is slow scanning at full 7200 dpi resolution if you are using the included Silverfast software. The software is slow. From scanning to actually saving the file, it took me 10 minutes from scanning 1 frame. I only use VueScan with it and the time was cut in half. The preview speed is quick, under 10s. Is a fast scanner using VueScan. I am totally happy with the scanner. I never like to shoot in 35mm because I used to use a lowend flatbed scanner. Mainly shoot medium format. With the Plustek 8100, I am totally committed in shoot 35mm now.
    Date published: 2013-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, just ditch the software I love this scanner for the quality of the scans it produces. Initially I thought it was very slow, but that improved dramatically when I abandoned the Silverlight software and switched to Vuescan. Better previews, much faster scanning, easier to use, and thus better images (it would also be nice if Plustek gave us Linux drivers, by the way). In any case, this machine has surprised me. Not just for its image quality but also because after a year in the tropics it shows no signs of dust, fungus, corrosion (sea air). It reliably performs its duties in my analog --> digital workflow and I hope it will continue to do so. A much better buy than a digital camera.
    Date published: 2014-11-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite Good for the Money I have seen quite many complaints about the SilverFast software included. But I tried on my Mac and it worked pretty well as long as you don't use the dust removal function which I don't trust anyway because it removes some fine lines in the photo as well. Anyway, this scanner is not bad for 135mm slides and negatives which is not big image anyway. I mostly use 2400ppi or a little bigger format to scan most slides. 7200ppi only interpolate the image but not really give you the fine resolution. Colors are not accurate, but it always need to be adjusted in PhotoShop. This is only a cost effective machine, what can you get out of that money? I am quite satisfied. I will recommend to a friend.
    Date published: 2015-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slow? I immediately started scanning slides and color negatives. I used the quick scan button to see if the image was something I wanted to keep. If it was, then I used Intelliscan button and selected the SilverFast work flow option. I opted to save the scans to PSD format for Photoshop. The detailed scans took about 20 seconds. I am not sure where other reviewers were coming up with the 25 minute scan times. Of course I was only scanning at 2400 bpi, since I do not want to hang them on my wall. I am totally happy with this scanner, starting with the quality of the packaging, and continuing with the quality and ease of the scanner itself. If there were more than five stars, I would gladly give them.
    Date published: 2014-12-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Price/performance ratio I give a four star review for this scanner considering its low price and easy setup. I think that, while not being the best scanner on the market, it is convenient enough for its price range. I consider myself a perfectionist. In the beginning i was unsure about the quality of the scan. For example, I scanned some badly developed PanF and got a lot of sharpness out of it. If you look for review on the web, you will find that the scanner's optical resolution is lower than its digital resolution. It is true. I find not useful to scan up 5000 dpi. However with this you can get about a good 16Mpx
    Date published: 2015-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done After a couple of weeks, I'm reasonably satisfied. The scanner is fast, but lacks ICE or any kind of good dust removal capability, and has no manual focus tweaking. If your film originals are not in pristine condition, expect to spend a fair bit of time working on them. The Silverfast software that comes with renders reasonably decent color, but only with 8-bit output. Getting usable 16-bit images appears to require the purchase of a higher grade of Silverfast. For the price it's a good deal. It's entirely adequate for casual or web-based images, but the entire setup lacks features needed for professional use.
    Date published: 2014-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Film Scanner! This scanner gives superb scan results of 35mm film, on par with expensive scans from professional labs. The highest 7200 dpi scan resolution is actually over sampling the film gran too much, so I use the second-best 3400 dpi option which gives TIFF or JPG files that correspond to approximately 48 Mpixel. The included software is OK for occasional use bus slow, so if you are Sir Scanalot, do yourself a favor and get VueScan, which speeds up the process by many factors and offers more control over the scan parameters.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Excellent choice for accurate film scans I bought this scanner for my father who is scanning several thousand slides and negatives for archival storage. There is a lot of flexibility with the included software for changing the color depth and balance of your transparencies. I was only disappointed that the frames that hold the film are not as firmly held in place as I felt they should be requiring some adjustment to keep the image square in the scanner. If the film holder is inserted upside-down it is very firmly seated and it seems that it would work better if it were used that way. I haven't tried it but I may do this. While not as fast as I might have hoped, this is an excellent product overall which I recommend for its accuracy and ease of use.
    Date published: 2015-09-10
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