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Plustek Announces New OpticFilm 35mm Scanners With SilverFast 8

by Felix Esser on 02/26/2012

The new Plustek OpticFilm 8100 and 8200i 35mm film scanners

Plustek, Taiwanese scanner manufacturer, has just announced three updated 35mm film scanner models of their critically acclaimed OpticFilm series, the 8100, 8200i SE and 8200i Ai. The three new scanners succeed the previous models 7400, 7600i SE and 7600i Ai and ship with SilverFast version 8. According to the press release, the new models feature improved optics and LED-illumination. Read more after the jump.

The Plustek 8-series scanners, just like the Plustek 7-series scanners that were introduced in 2010, are dedicated 35mm film scanners that scan both negative and positive film. While the 7-series models shipped with SilverFast 6.6, the 8-series models now come with the improved version 8 of the world’s leading film scanning software. SilverFast 8 supports iSRD infrared scratch and dust removal, selective color correction, multi exposure for enhanced dyncamic range, NegaFix profiles for various color negative film emulsions and a number of other helpful tools. SilverFast software comes with tutorial movies that offer step-by-step introductions to the various settings and features for beginners. More at the SilverFast website.

The Plustek OpticFilm 8100 and 8200i SE models come with the SE Plus version of SilverFast 8, while the 8200i Ai model ships with SilverFast 8 Ai with extended functionality such customizeable NegaFix profiles and IT8 calibration.

Plustek OpticFilm 8-series main features

  • Scan sensor: CCD
  • Max. scan resolution: 7200 dpi
  • Illumination: LED
  • Dmax: 3.6
  • Scanning modes: 24/48-bit colour, 8/16-bit monochrome, 1-bit black-and-white
  • Speed: 36 sec. @ 3600 dpi, 113 sec. @ 7200 dpi (with Multi-Sampling activated)
  • 15 V / 1 A DC in
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Weight: 1.6 kg (3.5 lb)
  • Size (W x H x D): 120 x 119 x 272 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x  10.7 in)

Additional features for the 8200i models:

  • iSRD infrared scratch and dust removal

Additional features for the 8200i Ai model:

  • IT8 target for enhaced color accuracy

The new scanners have so far only been announced for Europe, where they will be available for € 260 (8100), € 360 (8200i SE) and € 530 (8200i Ai) respectively. An announcement date as well as MSRPs for the US are unknown as of yet. For further information visit the Plustek website.

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