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Wolverine F2D100 35mm Camera Film to Digital Images Scanner Converter (Black)
List Price: $159.99

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Product Description

Do you have thousands of pictures from the past on 35mm film? Would you like to preserve them forever as digital image files? Would you like an easy way to share them? The Wolverine Data F2D100 Film-to-Digital Scanner is a unique device that reads your old 35mm film and converts (up to) 5 megapixel digital image files. The file can be stored directly to an SD memory card or transferred to your PC via USB port. Now you can take all those stacks of 35mm film and convert them into JPEG digital images to preserve them forever. It only requires a push of button; no computer or software is needed. Use it right out of the box and while you are watching TV to convert all your old photos by simply plugging it into an AC outlet or any USB port. All images are saved directly on an SD memory card for your convenience to instantly play them on the unit, through your digital picture frame or upload them to your computer. With the Wolverine F2D-100 you can save thousands of dollars by doing your own conversions instead of taking them to a photo shop and getting charged up to a dollar per image.

Features:
  • Converts 35mm film negatives and slides to 5 MP digital images
  • Unique stand-alone operation; no computer or software required to operate
  • Fast conversion; requires only five seconds to convert an image
  • Built-in 1.5-inch color LCD screen to view and edit images
  • Saves images directly on SD memory cards (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Wolverine F2D 100
    Wolverine F2D100 35mm Camera Film to Digital Images Scanner Converter (Black)

    I was and am very pleased with the way this product
    preforms. I have many slides to convert, and the scanner sure makes the job easier.

    Mel...more info
  • Not great, but also not horrific
    For those looking for an inexpensive way to digitize film slides/negatives, this is a reasonable choice. It does work and it is simple to use. I took it out of the box, scanned a few negatives, and was viewing the results on my monitor within minutes. I do like that it is standalone, fast, and easy to use.

    Now for the negatives. The images leave quite a bit to be desired. I compared some scanned images with photo CD images from the big bullseye store. Originally I wasn't impressed with the photo CD images from the store since they were more grainy than the prints. I thought it would be better to convert myself. But the images from the Wolverine F2D came out overexposed, with low contrast and muted colors. They also appeared to be even more grainy. I played around with Adobe Photoshop (Elements) but didn't want to exert too much effort since I recently bought Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and plan on testing this scanner out more after installing Lightroom. There is an included brush that's supposed to be used to clean the glass after each set of scans. Nothing fancy and seems to work.

    In the end this is OK for those with large film collections who just want a quick and dirty way to digitize their slides and negatives. It's definitely not for serious amateurs or professionals.

    16.DEC.08
    After playing with this some more, I have to say it's better than my initial impression. First, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is a great program and almost a must to use with this device. I would not want to scan and fix more than a few negatives using Photoshop/Photoshop Elements. Next, the F2D is very sensitive to power. I've noticed the display flickering depending on the power source (USB, USB hub, AC adapter). If the display is stable and the image appears well, the scan will probably be decent. Also, dust can get on the lens and not just the glass. I cleaned it using an air blower pointed up through the side opening. Finally (and I don't really recommend doing it) for those who want to hack it, the unit can be opened and modified. There are four rubber feet on the bottom. Underneath these feet are screws. Taking the screws off exposes the mini-USB connector and the LED power connection. If the scanned image is too dark, putting a pot in series with one of the connections allows brightness adjustment. I thought it would make the scanned image darker but it actually makes it lighter. I guess because it is a negative.

    Revised rating: 3.5 stars....more info
  • Adequate for the Price
    Let's face it. At this price, you just don't get a really excellent slide and negative scanner. Yet, for the money, the Wolverine F2D does an adequate job of rescuing images that are slipping into oblivion from age and neglect. These are not the best possible scans and they are not richly layered. Do they preserve all the details in those old images? No. But, unless you want to fork out hundreds of dollars for better equipment, this little device is a pretty good compromise. I was able to take scanned images and make some very basic adjustments using Photoshop to get adequate results. If that's what you're looking for, this is a good little device. I did not get bad results....more info
  • Preserve your pics
    This product provides a low cost method of preserving those priceless slides and negatives. If your looking for speed this is not your product.....it is a slow process. I convert slides and negatives while watching TV. I have converted about 300 slides and 20 negatives without problems.

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  • Not Very Good
    You shouldn't expect much for the price. The scanner delivers the claim of very fast film scans for a low cost. I spent nearly as much time loading and unloading the film carrier as scanning. Images are written to an SD card (included), so the scanning work is not tethered to a computer. It is is possible to transfer the completed scans to a computer via USB if you don't have a SD reader.

    Unfortunately, the quality of the scans is just not very good. For loading the pictures into an iPod, the quality is not much of an issue. I was thinking of making prints, though, and it's not really suitable. Also, the scanning process is fairly tedious (though that probably can't be helped).

    The scanner struggles when the prints are less than ideal. The scanner was unable to process pictures taken in poor light. Its simplicity (and slight ambitions) work against it - the ability to modify the image seems limited to rotating and flipping.

    For party pics and snapshots, it is OK. For archiving or larger format prints, you will want better. I am glad to have it, but I am also likely to employ a scanning service (at considerably greater expense). If you have a very low budget and modest quality expectations, this product could be a good fit for you.

    UPDATE: After about 500 scans, I noticed a faint light horizontal line. Over time, the line became more obvious. Apparently, the scanner surface had been scratched by the plastic film carrier. I emailed support, who asked me to call them back. When I described the problem, they gave me an RMA number. I shipped it back, the confirmed the problem and have shipped me a new unit....more info
  • Works for me!
    I read the reviews and bought the scanner with some trepidation. I too intended to take it to my parents' to scan a couple thousand slides. I will say that darker slides (sunsets, cocktail lounges) lost a lot of their subtlety, but generally we are very pleased with the results. My dad was like a kid in a candy store when he realized he could plug the unit's USB cable into his new HDTV and run a slide show on that! They were so pleased they bought the unit off me (they're like that, you can't give them a present, I've yet to successfully buy them dinner). Having said that, I really hate working with the slide tray. It's very hard to open and close, and I would recommend bandaids (tm) on your thumb and index finger of your dominant hand to keep them from getting chewed up. I'm waiting for a call from my dad saying he's busted the slide tray and am wondering how hard it may be to get a replacement....more info
  • Horrible Scan Quality
    Bought this machine hoping it would allow me to scan thousands of old family slides. Although it works as described (fast scans, does not need to be attached to computer, etc.), the scans are HORRIBLE! They are very dark and cannot be fixed in Photoshop since much of the picture detail is lost in the scan. I was scanning pictures of a toddler sitting in front of a couch, and the bright colors of the toddler and his cloths were fine, but the couch looked like a big dark blob behind him. But when I look at the slide in a slide viewer, I can clearly see the pattern in the couch fabric and other details. So I know what the scan should show, but it doesn't. I've already boxed this back up in preparation for returning it. I'll invest a little more and buy a better product. ...more info