The following image and document scanners have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.
Scanning documents a single page at a time in the flatbed scanner takes too long time. A more efficient scanner would be great and when Fujitsu released this S1500 Hans decides to buy one. SEK 7495 at Datacorner, Västerås 2009-10-23.
It is compact and it is both quick and easy to use.
Hans current 7-years old flatbed scanner Scanjet 5470c suddenly fails in the spring 2009. The error is related to the external power adapter or an internal fault. Since a newer scanner probably had a more modern software, Hans investes in a new similar scanner of the same brand. The difference is that now, there is no need for a slide scanning option. SEK 1490 at Media Markt, Västerås 2008-05-16.
Hans has tested flatbed scanners for scanning slides and negatives, but, he discovers that he also had about 20 APS-type of films. Since this Nikon scanner is able to scan APS films, he investes in it together with an APS adapter. In addition, the scanner gives a better quality for all film scans but most of all higher scanning speed than the flatbed scanners.
Originally Hans bought the ScanMaker i800 in May for SEK 4236, but the quality of the scans is not very good compared to the flatbed scanner he had. If this is due to the mechanical unit or the software is difficult to tell. The scanner is returned to the shop, and instead Hans adds some money and buys the more expensive Epson for SEK 5996.
The scanning software SilverLight AI fulfills all expectations.