Wolverine F2D Slide Scanner Review

This is just a quick review of my experience with the Wolverine F2D slide scanner.

I have a zillion slides back in the 1990's that I never look at because well they are slides.  So I purchased the Wolverine F2D slide Scanner.

Overall, I am satisfied, but not blown away by the quality.  Speed wise I got it down so I could scan about 1 slide in about 10-15 seconds.  (includes pulling from carousel, loading, scanning, and placing back in carousel).  Then I still needed to offload the images into my computer workflow.

 

There is something romantic with an old time slide projector, but that is besides the point.

Slide Project

 

20 Years ago I was in Hong Kong so I scanned about 176 slides.

Here are a couple of images that are scanned.  The advantage of digital I could clean up a lot of the exposore etc, but the initial quality of the camera/shot is far less than my standards now.

Example 1:  Scanned:

Hong Kong Slides developed on June 6, 1996. Scanned on May 20, 2016
Hong Kong Slides developed on June 6, 1996. Scanned on May 20, 2016

Picture of projection of slide on wall.  It looked a lot better on the wall, so this is NOT an apples to apples comparison.  In other words I am not sure why I am even showing it but here you go.  Lots of artifacts from the projection itself.

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On this one I felt it was over exposed on the scan.

Hong Kong Slides developed on June 6, 1996. Scanned on May 20, 2016
Hong Kong Slides developed on June 6, 1996. Scanned on May 20, 2016

Picture taken of slide on wall.  Again not a very good example.

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Summary:

It will be really nice to digitize my slides, it will take a fair bit of time to go through all of good (and maybe rejects).

What I think I might do is do an experiment of sending my slides away to be processed to be a better comparison before I spend the time scanning them myself.

What are other's people's experience? suggestions?