The Plustek OpticFilm 120 is the new 35 mm and medium format scanner from Plustek including the scan software SilverFast Ai Studio 8. The scanner digitizes 35 mm slides, 35 mm negatives and 120/ 220 mm medium formats with frame sizes of 6x4,5 cm bis zu 6x12 cm. An optical resolution of 10600 dpi can be achieved. Furthermore the scratch and dust removal function is also supported.
For scanning the provided adjustable 120/220mm film holders are easy to load and holds 120/220mm film strips flat. Batch scanning is also available thanks to the automated film transport. Those who order addtional film holders are able to equip the these while the first holder is being scanned. According to the manufacturer the scanner is for professional photographers, ambitious hobby photographers and photo enthusiasts.
Software plays as important role as hardware to deliver a brilliant image. The OpticFilm 120 comes with the world recognized professional film scanning software, SilverFast Ai Studio 8, and it is full functionality. For example, SilverFast iSRD® helps dust and scratch removal and optimizes images. SilverFast Multi-Exposure® increases the dynamic range and reduces noises. Auto IT8 Calibration® helps color calibrating in 2 minutes and ensures correct colors. All in all, SilverFast Ai Studio 8 meets the highest standards, and these SilverFast software features are well-combined and perfectly-integrated with the OpticFilm 120.
Please, choose above, below the price information, between the SilverFast Ai Studio version and the SilverFast Archive Suite (Archive Suite = SilverFast Ai Studio + SilverFast HDR Studio). Also, please, choose above your desired targets (Kodak, Fuji, Kodachrome) for the IT-8 colour calibration. Detailed information about SilverFast and the available targets can be found on our SilverFast website. Information about SilverFast HDR can be found on our SilverFast HDR website. Information about scanner calibration can be found on our page Scanner IT-8 calibration.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
- Hardware resolution: physical 5300dpi, interpolated 10600 dpi
- Maximum film size: 60 × 120 mm
- Colour depth: 48 Bit
- Fix focus
- Dynamic Density range: 4.01
(with SilverFast MultiExposure®/ ISO Standard 21550:2004)
- Infrared: built in
- Image sensor: CCD
- Lamp: LED
- motorized film transport for automatic batch scanning.
- Connection: USB 2.0
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 374 mm × 210 mm × 189 mm
- Weight: approx. 5,7 kg
Supported film formats
- Mounted 35mm slides or negatives
- 35mm film strips with up to 6 frames (positive or negative)
- Medium format 120/220 (supports 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 cm)
- Colour and B/W
- Positives and negatives
SilverFast 8 feature highlights
- The new SilverFast 8 Preview Concept allows to assess the results even for complicated image optimization functions, such as iSRD and USM, at any time. A 100% zoom facilitates to properly evaluate and set the parameters of these tools.
- The user interface of SilverFast 8 has been completely redeveloped according to current standards. The controls can be arranged flexibly and freely on the screen according to personal preferences. All major functions can be operated quickly and easily.
- SilverFast 8 is fully capable of multitasking. For example, if several originals are to be scanned one after another, the user can already set the image optimization options for the second scan while the scanner is digitizing the first original.
- SilverFast SCC is a tool to perform a selective color correction in a very simple manner. Selective color correction means that a single color is selected and changed specifically, but all other colors remain unchanged. A mouse click in the preview window easily selects the color to be changed: SilverFast's Selective Color Correction is particularly intuitive.
- The Global Color Correction is an intuitive tool for controlling the color balance of the whole image. Particularly older images often show color casts that can be removed easily with GCC. The possibility to restrict modifications to half and quarter tones, allows effortless optimization of even those color shifts that are only visible in the very light or very shadowy image areas.
- The WorkflowPilot is a wizard that guides the user in the correct order through all required processing steps. Depending on material and intended purpose there is a different workflow that will be worked on with the WorkflowPilot step by step.
- SilverFast HiRePP will dramatically speed up the process of loading and working large image files.
Scope of delivery
- Film scanner Plustek OpticFilm 120
- USB cable
- 7 Film holders (35mm filmstrips, 35mm mounted slides, 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 cm)
- Power supply unit with connection cable
- 35mm IT-8 Target (according to your choice above)
- Scan software SilverFast Ai Studio 8 / Archive Suite (according to your choice above)
- Adobe® Photoshop® Elements (according to your choice above)
- Quick quide for installation
- User guide
Compatible operating systems
- PC: Windows XP 32/64 Bit, Windows Vista 32/64 Bit, Windows 7 32/64 Bit, Windows 8 32/64 Bit
- Intel-based Mac: OS X 10.5 Leopard and aboveRecommended accessories:
One such film strip holder is already included in the delivery content of the Plustek OpticFilm film scanners. With a second film strip holder you can load it while the other one is still in the scanner. This saves time and makes scanning more efficient and comfortable.
One such slide mount holder is already included in the delivery content of the Plustek OpticFilm film scanners. With a second slide holder you can load it while the other one is still in the scanner. This saves time and makes scanning more efficient and comfortable.
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.
If you work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - you should calibrate your screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).