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35mm & slide scanner

I have A LOT of slides and 35mm negatives I'd like to preserve digitally. Any recommendations and or comments on the PrimeFilm 3650U scanner?


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This appears to be a fairly new product.

I could find no reviews.

I did find one comment, "it will not work with black and white film".

I was able to find the parent website:

There I found a downloadable owners manual.
The manual was written by someone whose native language is not english.


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I didn't find much in the way of reviews.

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The specs look OK, but one review raised a red flag. It said tech support is not available from the manufacturer. I would want an independent review and a better idea what its driver's capabilities are. The price looks a bit low for a film scanner. Does it have any film feed capability or batch processing functions?

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Here are the specs. My concerns are it's speed and single pass scan method. But for about $300, I haven't found too much else..


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Forget specs! Get a review.

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Specifications are usually a marketing decision so you should only get this unit if you have a return option if it's a dud.

And here's the killer question: "Can I have the phone number of the repair center for this product?"

And in some states you can ask: "Please supply me a copy of the warranty."


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Go on line in Google, enter the name of this scanner, start reading. Go to Pacific Image site. Read. I've been in the photo industry for YEARS. Pacific Image has a very good reputation. Have you looked at others? Compare to the Minolta dImage Scan Dual III. What about Nikon CoolScans? I prefer the Pacific Image units. Check out the Pacific Image Power Slide 3600! Oh, put on a drool bib first! Research on line! Compare specs. Frankly, I am usually so comfortable with a purchase after lotsa research, that the tech support equation winds up at the bottom of the list. Buy good stuff, don't fret about tech support.

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