Don't forget, if you do not want to be cabled to your computer while using the Slide and Scan you will need a 5 volt, 1 amp adapter wall plug to power your unit.
I am in love with the Kodak one step and 2x3 printer paper. Even got my neice one. Thank you. Cecelia Prizzi. Love the colors and quality.
I got the printer and done everything like it said it printed my first set of pictures great then all of a sudden when I went to print more it constantly say paper misdeed or empty it has paper and it’s not a misdeed I have reset it and took the paper out and put it back in and still will not work
Idid't use it for a long time . Simply connected by the USB cable to my PC , after a press on the switch on button, the scanner switch off almost immediately. after a while, the screen is showwing : Center ADJ with X, Y, ratio and Film option. Next step ist Setup options : Format, default , Version , with Yes or No choice by Enter OK . What to do next ??
The advertising (including the first slide on the website) says everything you need to use. Well, as it goes, it does not come with an SD card, which makes it useless. This won't be an issue if you already have one, but be aware if you don't that you need to buy one, and it needs to be 32GB or smaller.
Next, there are no instructions on how to identify what kind of slides or negatives you have. I suspect a lot of people, like me, are buying these to scan old family photos after someone has passed. Good luck finding out what the slides are without random trial and error. That's not core to the product, just something it would have been nice to have in the guide.
Other than that, does what it says.
I love the printer hate the quality it prints great when it wants to but lately all my pics have printed saturated in orange or redish color hopefully they fix this with a firmware update
Following the directions right out of the box...I've connected the scanner to my computer via the provided USB cable. I then press the power button. I get the yellow splash screen for a few seconds, then the icons mentioned in the manual, but only for about 2 seconds. Then the scanner shuts down. No power. The manual doesn't mention this, but is there a battery that needs to be charged up by the computer connection before I start using the scanner? If so, I'm good with that, but why not mention it in the book? I'll give it some time to see if it makes a difference by waiting, then write a true review.
The scanner's working well, doing pretty much what I need it to do, but it saves every file with the date of Jun 1 2017 (I think it's 2017? maybe it was 2007? I don't have it handy right now). I've been unable to find a way to update the device's date/time, so after saving the files I need to manually update the scans' created & modified dates on another system. I haven't found any info on it online, either.
It would also be nice to be able to rotate the image at the time of scanning rather than having to go back in under Gallery Mode to rotate them later.
I have purchased this scanner just a couple of weeks ago, the Kodak Reels V.2.0.
So, its somehow updated from the first Kodak Reelz, with, yes, spelled with a z.
If the update is only the name, a marketing change, or a physical change in thew machine or software would be interesting to know. What is new and affected me in a positive way was it is available in European Union to purchase with the electric inlet transformer made for EU sockets.
I was little nervous about the quality of the mechanic of the machine because watching a video on YouTube, of the version 1, you know with a z. On that video the pickup reel did stop after a while and the owner returned the machine for a new one. But it was acting in the same way.
Now I have started to use the machine and I just finished my eight reel of three minutes Super 8 films through the scanner with out any problems.
There is no information hidden about it is just scans two fames per seconds, so, yes it will take a good half hour to scan the three minutes film. It is what you are buying, so you can’t complain.
The rewind is not fast either, but on the other hand you can say it’s gentle.
For me as a hobbyist, the time is not a concern. So, I am happy so far.
I can’t complain of the picture quality. The small sized Super 8 is always grainy by its selves and I can’t expect the scanner to do anything about that. The colors look exceptionally good to me!
OK, not five stars? No because things can always be improved.
The machine is made for 8mm and Super 8 film. And what I’ve understand the reels for the two are not the same. The center fitting is of two varied sizes, if understand it right. The take up reel is made for 8mm, and the center hole is smaller then for the Super 8 reels. The machine is designed for the small center hole. So, there is two adaptors made and shipped with the machine for reels with the bigger holes. It is not a big problem, but I need to remove the adaptors every time I switch place of the film reel and the pickup reel. So, I will maybe purchase a new pickup reel with a big center hole and the adapters can stay on the machine and not being worn out.
I am also curious about if the machine software could be updated in the future with alternative of codec and frame rate settings, higher use of 8 M-pixel camera etc., etc. Probably not but it would have been a bonus for sure.
I said the time is not a problem for me. I had 26 three minutes rolls and two half hour rolls. I think this autumn all my film will be digitized. So, what to do with the scanner then? Small business to scan for others or sell it. Let us see.
Easy to use and portable!!!
I just opened the Kodak Slide n Scan. I am trying to scan 135 mm slides. My issue is that the whole slide isn't showing on the preview screen. I am only seeing a narrow view of the slide. People are cut off on the sides. Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
My son has been saving up for this camera for months and was so excited to receive it. The packaging was sleek and everything was accounted for. The L.C.D screen is exactly what he was looking for. It creates amazing photos and videos. Highly Recommend!
Will it show the obsolete 828 (Bantam) aperture size which is slightly larger than the 35mm aperture.
It would be great if the app would allow to select the camera on smartphones with mutltiple cameras with different focal length. This would alliw to capture the 35mm film with better resolution.
I just unboxed it today and I can tell you that it’s well designed and well put together. The ball head is smooth for panning and overall seems very solid, as does the rest of the tripod. Don’t be tempted to buy the cheaper plastic models. This is money well spent. Should last a long time. The shutter remote works great, too. NOTE: When you first unbox it, the spikes are sticking out; just screw the rubber feet down until they cover over the spikes. Nothing extra to carry, You always have both feet pre-installed at your disposal. A smart design choice by the engineers.
This is the best tripod I could find in this price range and I would definitely buy it again. Especially good for beginners and someone who’s not sure how serious or long they’ll be interested in photography. An experienced photographer would not be disappointed with this tripod. You could easily spend $100 more on a tripod that’s not much better made than this one. KODAK lived up to their long history of good products!
Je viens d'acheter cette visionneuse pour trier mes anciennes diapos j'en plusieurs centaines
Fonctionne très bien Il faut penser à se munir d'une pince car parfois ça coince !
On va pouvoir faire des projections sur écran en famille
This scanner is perfect and helped me restore thousands of my grandparents' memories from 40-50-year-old slides! It's very easy to use. I edited the photos on my MacBook so I didn't really use the device's editor
When been able get remote kds tore up one
I happy with mini scanner - been digitizing boxes of 135 negatives. Easy to use and upload the pictures I want to my laptop. Question: is there a way to clear the gallery? I'm not using an sd card. Thank you.
I love my Printomatic! Is easy to use, to manage and I have fun using it!
I just bought this unit about a week ago. My first impressions is the build quality is pretty good and it's straight forward in operation. The large screen is a big improvement over the other scanners of it's type, although I've never seen any of the other ones in person. I've had some trouble with film frames sticking or jumping occasionally while transferring. I've managed to resolve this by not necessarily following the designated film path on the take up reel side. It's seem to vary with the film I'm scanning. You definitely need to keep an eye on the unit when in operation as it will hiccup every now and then, especially if there are splices in the film. The scan quality is not what you would get with a professional scan, not that you should expect that. I find transfers a bit on the grainy side and the color seems over saturated. I adjusted the sharpness and tint down a notch which seems to help. Overall, I think it does a pretty decent job of scanning film for the price and good way to view your old 8mm/Super 8mm movies.
I have absolutely no experience with film. My late father-in-law has a number of various 8mm and Super 8 film I wish to digitize, with the intent to show my mother-in-law. The current firmware is 1.0, and so far my biggest issues are with the film itself: loading it, getting it processed and wound through the unit. And then monitoring it. I am fairly well versed in many operating systems, devices, gadgets, etc. Not an expert, but can hold my own, and have dove into esoteric systems before (HP48SX, various PLCs, Linux, yadda yadda). The GUI is decent - gets the job done. Transfers are fine. Could use a bit more software automatic tweaking to framing the film. Maybe some more GUI handholding guidance. The basic firmware does the job. I just got the unit, wanting the larger screen and the Kodak backing. So I am not yet sure what to suggest as improvements. Dealing with old film I am finding out the software itself isn't a limiting factor compared to the film.
I will also say I looked at the competitors for a while, and jumped on this unit when it came out. The larger screen and overall ergonomics and button interface was much more of what I needed and wanted. Buttons on top, screen near the top, well out of the way of the film. Compared to the other offerings, this impressed me more.
The few films I've done so far met what I expected in resolution, clarity and focus. I reiterate, the film will be the biggest variable here.
I'll review again once I've accumulated more time with it, learning as I go. There were no reviews I could find, so thought I'd do one. The unit, for me, meets my current expectations and needs. Its doing the job. For someone with far less computer or device experience, I think the GUI would be fairly self explanatory. I cannot underscore enough how much the real job is simply managing the old film most people may try to put through it. Those quirks and learned skills will matter more than the unit itself.
Overall, glad I purchased. Compared to Wolverines and a few others, I do recommend.
Werkelijk goed apparaat! Gebruiksvriendelijk en het leert snel te gebruiken. Alleen, ... diaraampjes tot 2mm dikte gaan er nog soepel door, maar de veel gebruikte 3mm dikke raampjes niet echt lekker. Lukt wel, maar die moeten dan één voor één ingelegd worden, maar doorschuiven gaat niet.
Trying to scan slides that are in plastic mounts and they don't fit in the slide adaptor, as the lid won't close. Is there another way, or a slide adaptor that can accomodate the plastic mounted slides?