In the UK I think this scanner is available under several brand names
Jessops 1800U ,Black widow filmscan 2000 and Microtek Filmscanner 35. I
would suspect of these Microtek may be the real manufacturer.
Anyway there is a review of the Microtek version at :
then click "reviews" then "scanners/cameras" and its somewhere in the middle
of the list.
There are some manufacturer samples for the Black widow at
http://www.blackwidow.co.uk but they have been downsized and jpegged so they
aren't that useful - but at least give a vague idea of the end result.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rafeb" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Primefilm 1800i
> For those interested in buying their very first film
> scanner, or trading up from an existing model, I humbly
> suggest eBay as a source of very good deals, particularly
> at the moment -- where new market entries from several
> major vendors are causing a lot of turnover in equipment.
> If you're unsure of which model to buy, use the web
> to get a feel for the various models -- there are many
> review sites, comments on usenet forums, and so on.
> Bear in mind that there will be a lot of hype, both
> pro and con, on almost any model. Take the more
> extreme opinions with a large grain of salt.
> To search usenet archives, go to www.deja.com.
> Usenet groups that discuss scanners include (for
> example) comp.periphs.scanners, rec.photo.equipment.35mm,
> and rec.photo.equipment.medium-format.
> Sites that offer reviews of various film scanners
> (either by columnists, or by the public) can be
> found via the usual web-search engines. One of
> the better ones I've stumbled into recently is
> I've personally had only good luck buying photo gear
> on eBay. Standard caveats apply, of course. Choose
> your sellers carefully, read the fine print, and ask
> appropriate questions before you bid.
> rafe b.