Veho VFS-002 reviews

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This scanner is a good all rounder.

£41 – £45 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

5.2 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
35mm, Film or slide scanner See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser REtired with lots of

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Bad points:
only 3 slides 35mm can be loaded at a time
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Entertainment / Fun 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2009

Alan, Welling An aged, compassionate perfectionist

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Where appropriate, comments relate exclusively to use with 35mm colour slides.
The "Veho" slide copier is of good physical design and can be used rested on a flat surface or held in the hand quite comfortably. The buisiness part of the unit has shutters at each end to restrict the ingress of dust. The slide carrier accepts card, plastic and glass mounted slides, all of which I have in my collection.
The unit comes with driver software and a quite comprehensive photo editing package, which includes easy fixes, for the less discerning, and manual controls for those who aim at perfection. The editing package is worth it's wieght in gold as it may be used with any picture already stored on your computer. The unit is also recognised by Windows XP as a photo scanning device and can be opened up from "My Computer" or "My Pictures" to aquire images. Both the "MediaImpression" and "Windows" programs give a preview window eabling you to locate the slide properly before capturing the image.
As with all photographic reproduction devices, results are dependent on variables such as qualities of the original, colour temperature of the illumination and uniformity and intensity of illumination. In general a well balanced slide gives a copy that can be edited to give good results.
With the "MediaImpression" software you have a choice of qualities. The "Good Quality" relates to that of a mid range 4-5 megapixel digital camera, producing pictures using about 1Mb of memory. Such pictures are more than adequate for computers and run of the mill 4x6 prints. Windows software is limited to producing lower quality copies.
Bad points:
On first use of the instrument I loaded and set up the software to do some trial scans. It did not take long to find out that this had caused my computer to default to opening all pictures wih "MediaImpression". The process of opening pictures was relatively slow, compared with "Windows Photo and Fax Viewer", so I went into the works and changed the "opens with" settings for picture files. Somehow this caused me to lose the "MediaImpression" preview screen and I have not yet found a way to restore it. Just as well that I can use "Windows" to help me locate the slide.
The Slide holder is manufactured to close tollerances, making the slide a tight fit. With card mounts, my impression is that it is too tight and the carrier is difficult to close as the slides tend to relocate themselves to rest on top of the stops making the thickness to great to close the carrier. Also, working with slides that are 50 years old, they tend to pop open and you have to carefully reposition the transparency in the mount before closing the carrier yet again.
The area scanned is not the entire area of the slide. About 2mm is cropped from each edge. This means that, if the subject of the original is a close fit, you will lose the top of a head and/or the soles of the feet.
From results I have achieved I have the impression that illumination and metering leave room for improvement. The corners and sides (in landscape) appear to be darker than the main area, suggesting that illumination is not uniform. Colours on the copy are much more intense than the original; which, together with a generally dark copy. may indicate under exposure. Inherently dark or contrasty slides are difficult to reproduce. Dark areas are supressed and highlights enhanced to the point of much loss of detail in both areas, Lossof detail cannot be corrected with editing tools. Good results with sunsets are impossible to achieve as the pretty bit completely burns out.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 8.0
Entertainment / Fun 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Dec 2009

Somerset, Stewart

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
It does what it says oin the can.
Bad points:
From a negative, leaves you with a negative image, even though a positive one is displayed on the screen. You then have to reverse that and need a program which will do it.
Overall rating 5.0
Design 5.0
Entertainment / Fun 7.0
Value for money 3.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
None
Bad points:
It is tedious to install and diificult to use. It is also impossible to work with because there were no instructions given.
Overall rating 1.0
Design 1.0
Entertainment / Fun 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Poor quality results from scanning negatives and slides
Overall rating 4.0
Design 6.0
Entertainment / Fun 4.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Nov 2009

Christopher, Dereham

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good design, robust. The film holders are firm and will probably last for the number of negatives I have got to process. This area could have been a place to save on production costs - but they seem to have got it right.
Bad points:
The light diffuser isn't great. I have got a halo effect on all of the negatives I have processed so far and have had to edit the images to get rid of it (with only partial success).
Overall rating 5.0
Design 5.0
Entertainment / Fun 4.0
Value for money 7.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2009

Paul, Chippenham nothing

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Does the job
Bad points:
Slide holder is a bit fiddly
Overall rating 7.0
Design 7.0
Entertainment / Fun 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2009

Product Features

Maximum Document Size 35mm
Film or slide scanner Yes
Document Feeder Type Film

Also known as: Veho

 

Manufacturer's Description

Veho VFS-002 Slide & Negative Scanner for 35mm & 110 Instamatic Negatives.

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