A few weeks ago I made a pretty good find/deal at a thrift shop, I found a complete Plustek 8100 , with all the accessories – hell even the Silverfast software with a serial number – and the bag it normally comes with. And I paid only 30 Dkr for it, that's around $4.50.

Of course, I didn't know if it was working or not, but it looked almost brand new, and at that price tag, I was willing to take a chance. I got home, fired it up, and lucky me it was working like it should.

Is it any good

Ohh yes, in deed. I already have the 8200i and the scanner from Plustek, so I know the brand quite well, and I love and use the two I got a lot.
The 8100 is a “cheaper” version of the 8200i, with the only difference – that I could find – being the infrared feature for removing dust.

I must admit the dust removable feature is greatly missed, but maybe if you never tried it, you won't miss it that much.

Read more on Plustek's website – click here

Photo quality

Well, it doesn't get much better than this. But take a look for yourself in the gallery below.
The photos are scanned on the Plustek, but they are converted in , read more about that here

  • The Looks
  • The Quality
  • The Handling
  • The Price
  • The Output

In short!

This is a great scanner, even with the lack of a dust removal feature


  • Top of the line photo output
  • Great build quality
  • Easy to use


  • Manual feed
  • No dust removal

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