Scanner Review: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 13:52 EST)
An affordable solution for 35mm film archives looking for an archival scan format that preserves the infrared channel for defects.
There aren't a lot of 35mm film scanners any more but Plustek has just come out with the third generation of its 7000-series. This version uses a white LED for illumination and runs on OS X.
We review the 7600i using the bundled SilverFast SE, LaserSoft's Archive Suite and VueScan. We've also included a companion piece that discusses the VueScan and SilverFast Raw scan formats that tuck the infrared defect channel into a TIFF for archival scans.
Read our review for the details.
(In researching the story, we discovered that Microtek has reentered the North American market, offering a limited number of its scanners for sale.)