Negative Film & Slide scanner $99.95 with Free Shipping at Deals Direct

8 December 2008

A simple way to turn all your precious negatives and slides into digital format. Save $$$ by doing it yourself instead of paying a professional.

These sold out FAST last time they were available at this price.

Features:
Otek Digital Film Negative and Slide Scanner.
Compatible with Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
Preserve your memories by making your old photos, slides and negative digital.
USB powered - no need for an external power supply.
Turn your old slides or negatives into digital photos to share with family and friends.
5 mega pixel high resolution film scanner.
High scan quality at 1800dpi/3600dpi (interpolation).
Easy one touch button scanning.
Compact and stylish design sits nicely on your desk.
Auto exposure/colour balance.
USB 2.0 compatible.
USB powered.
Friendly operation user interface.
Image sensor: 1/1.8 inch 5 mega pixel CMOS sensor.
Lens: F no, = 2.0, 4 glass elements.
Focus range: fixed focus.
Scan quality: 1.800dpl/3600 dpi (SW interpolation).
Data conversion: 10 bits per colour channel.
Scan method: single pass.
Light source: Back light (3 white LEDs).
Interface: USB 2.0.
Powered by USB port (no external power supply required).
Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.6 x 15.2cm.
Weight: 0.58kg.
Operation system: Windows XP/Vista

Remember to use a voucher for $10 back.

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61 comments

  • golfwidow
    I bought one and cannot wait to try it out. Have lots of negatives from back in the day that will be great to turn into photo's.
  • fairybelle
    Yeah i have thought about buying one of these for ages too, but i was thinking. after i scan all the negs i have then what happens. It just sits in the cupboard...?
  • queenshrew
    golfwidow;74246
    I bought one and cannot wait to try it out. Have lots of negatives from back in the day that will be great to turn into photo's.
    I've never seen this before! Are the pictures scanned very clear? Do give me your feedback as mum has a stack of old negatives that I would love to scan and store! They were of when she was younger, and also when my bro, sis and I were little ones :D All the cute baby photos hehe
  • kam76
    Hi. I decided to splash out on this one but I'm having trouble attaching the $10 vouchers. I've tried both codes and it says the codes are valid, but the discount is $0.00. Anyone else had any luck?
  • kam76
    whoops, just read the fine print - I take I receive a voucher for another purchase, not off this one. Sorry!
  • golfwidow
    Hi kam. Its not $10 off it's $10 that will be added to your account later on as a rebate type thing. Does this help at all :) If you click on the vouchers from opening post it will explain each vouchers terms.
  • photographyisart
    if people who have bought this item can let us know how you go with it and pic quality, etc that would be awesome! I'm really interested in buying one and so are some others!
  • admin EDITOR
    fairybelle;74303
    after i scan all the negs i have then what happens. It just sits in the cupboard...?
    Buy it, scan your own and then rent it out to your friends or put it on Ebay :)
  • golfwidow
    admin;74403
    Buy it, scan your own and then rent it out to your friends or put it on Ebay :)
    That's the plan ;) I will definitely post how I go when it arrives. Hope it works as I have some old negs I would love to see as photo's.
  • admin EDITOR
    photographyisart;74395
    if people who have bought this item can let us know how you go with it and pic quality, etc that would be awesome!
    From what I can make out your looking at approximately a 5 megapixel scan size. There's a bit of a print and negative scanning 101 ]here. Unfortunately I cant find much on the actual Otek scanner to see what other people think about its quality etc. Some interesting commentary on scan resolution ]here (if not a little geeky) Bit of a blurb on why scanning prints to larger format just doesnt work ]here.
  • golfwidow
    Now its a http://edge3.dealsdirect.net/images/v7/product_page/top10seller.gif :w00t:
  • fairybelle
    admin;74403
    Buy it, scan your own and then rent it out to your friends or put it on Ebay :)
    Yeah, i was hoping to get a cheapy off ebay.. then re-ebay it?
  • golfwidow
    Did anyone else buy this? My computer won't recognise the scanner when I plug it into the USB port. Anyone else have this problem or a way I may be able to fix it. Have reinstalled program, changed USB cords, changed USB ports........
  • bargainhunter
    I bought it for my husband and he's having the time of his life. He has boxes and boxes of negatives to go through from the 60s and later. He's been playing with it all day yesterday and today and loves it. Easy to install, easy to use the software and he's extremely satisfied with the copies he's printed out.
  • golfwidow
    bargainhunter;75680
    I bought it for my husband and he's having the time of his life. He has boxes and boxes of negatives to go through from the 60s and later. He's been playing with it all day yesterday and today and loves it. Easy to install, easy to use the software and he's extremely satisfied with the copies he's printed out.
    Bargainhunter do you have Windows XP? It seems to be either my computer or I have a dud one :confused:
  • admin EDITOR
    Those sort of issues are the scourge of XP golfy. I feel for you.
  • bargainhunter
    Yes, the computer he's on is XP. Normally, I avoid buying electricals at DD - the espresso machine, digital photo keyring and something else went back, but DD are great at refunding and hubby *really* wanted it. He just told me he's about halfway through, so if he gets through the rest, he'll be delighted and will still consider it value for money. The number of negatives he had to go through would have been too expensive to take somewhere. In two days he's managed to scan through 950+ negatives and the scanner is still going strong.
  • admin EDITOR
    golfwidow;75678
    Did anyone else buy this? My computer won't recognise the scanner when I plug it into the USB port. Anyone else have this problem or a way I may be able to fix it. Have reinstalled program, changed USB cords, changed USB ports........
    Process I'd have gone through would be something like this. Set it all up, run install, find it doesnt detect. Abuse Microsoft generally. Double check I'm not a numptie and trying to install vista drivers on XP. Abuse windows. Complete uninstall of drivers, restart machine, reinstall. Abuse nearest human. Go check manufacturers site / google for updated drivers or better install package. Uninstall, shutdown, reinstall. Threaten to throw machine, scanner and toys off the balcony. Probably not much help golfy but that would have been my method.
  • admin EDITOR
    bargainhunter;75680
    I bought it for my husband and he's having the time of his life. He has boxes and boxes of negatives to go through from the 60s and later. He's been playing with it all day yesterday and today and loves it. Easy to install, easy to use the software and he's extremely satisfied with the copies he's printed out.
    It makes sense to me to get one. There's a bunch of pictures and negatives of stuff I've done which just never get looked at but I should do something with to get them on computer where they will.
  • admin EDITOR
    Golfy - this is something I've never seen before and maybe worth a try. Not sure how much of a geek you are but it wouldn't be too hard to test it. http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?t=143858
  • golfwidow
    admin;75726
    Process I'd have gone through would be something like this. Set it all up, run install, find it doesnt detect. Abuse Microsoft generally. Double check I'm not a numptie and trying to install vista drivers on XP. Abuse windows. Complete uninstall of drivers, restart machine, reinstall. Abuse nearest human. Go check manufacturers site / google for updated drivers or better install package. Uninstall, shutdown, reinstall. Threaten to throw machine, scanner and toys off the balcony. Probably not much help golfy but that would have been my method.
    PMSL. Are you sure we aren't the same person? This was my methods exactly :D Tried everything I can find on Google but because it is a nothing brand is hard to find info on it. Will try once more then I will email DD. Very dissapointed as was really looking forward to doing a heap of old slides and negs for family members Christmas presents :mad:
  • admin EDITOR
    Check that last link I posted as well. Its not a mend I've seen or tried but unless the machine itself is dead its gotta be something up with your config. The other alternative is to see if you can get it setup on a friends machine to test the scanner itself. I remember when i looked that there was bugger all on the internet about it. Have a close look at the stickers and manuals etc to see whether its actually a generic version of an otherwise branded machine or whether there is some obscure sticker with the manufacturers name on it.
  • golfwidow
    Thanks Admin. Will try above link too. Only other sticker it has is the Model No. and Otek Filmscan35 I. Will see if I can find another computer to test it on to double check.
  • admin EDITOR
    have you googled just the model number to see what associated info you can turn up ?
  • golfwidow
    Yep and nothing came up for it. Ok am going to shut everything down and start from scratch. Wish me luck!
  • queenshrew
    golfwidow;75765
    Yep and nothing came up for it. Ok am going to shut everything down and start from scratch. Wish me luck!
    Good Luck :D
  • golfwidow
    Ok I found a problem. It tells me something about The Class Installer wont let it work or something. Whatever I have done from installing this thing has also got me an Intel Proset problem or something. Googling my way through still. Can you tell I have NFI? :xmas7:
  • admin EDITOR
    Where are you getting those messages from Golfy - while installing or post attempt?
  • golfwidow
    'The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device' I get this message when I plug in USB to get the computer to recognise the scanner. Even when I uninstall completely to get it to rerecognise I get the same message. Same when I try to install or upgrade the driver. Intel Proset problem is when I try to use my control panel etc. Keeps saying resources aren't available.
  • admin EDITOR
    ahhh - the class installer is a common one with lots of people finding something similar with scanners / cameras etc. I've seen the word re-install bandied around a bit and there's theories that it may come from a trojal on your machine.
  • admin EDITOR
    Interesting fix from this guy http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/Error-message-class-installer-denied-install-upgrade-device-ftopict526858.html HP's take on the Virus issue http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bpu00740 if you scan and its not a nasty this idea may work Go to Device Manager and uninstall all your USB - hub and drivers. Shut down computer and let XP or 98 reinstall USB and drivers. After numerous emails to Canon I found this worked for me after the "The class installer has denied the request to install or upgrade this device" message.
  • golfwidow
    Tried the first link but didnt help. Have scanned and nothing showed but Trojans are yucky things. Ok will try the unistalling the USB thingys.
  • golfwidow
    Ok I gave up and had a beer instead last night :) Quick question how do I uninstall USB thingys? Do I need to work out which hardware I have installed and do one by one or can I do all USB at once? Thank you so much for your help. Eternally grateful :D
  • admin EDITOR
    Sorry golfy - missed your reply. My assumption is that you'd need to do one by one but there's probably others around here that are a lot better at telling you how or whether thats a good solution.
  • queenshrew
    golfy..have you tried it on another computer? Just wondering if it's your computer or they sent you a dud. What you've been through so far with this device... is definitely scaring me off it for life haha :D
  • golfwidow
    Haven't had a chance to try again since I did a thorough cleaning and found some yuckies hiding in my system. Will also try on mums laptop after chrissy to check its not a dud. Hoping it is otherwise I'm stuck with a piece of useless hardware :(
  • queenshrew
    golfwidow;76138
    Haven't had a chance to try again since I did a thorough cleaning and found some yuckies hiding in my system. Will also try on mums laptop after chrissy to check its not a dud. Hoping it is otherwise I'm stuck with a piece of useless hardware :(
    Aww :( Hope they sent you a dud then. At least you'll get your cash back :D DD is pretty good with refunds! (From past experience).
  • seedsb01
    Hi - I just received one of these today and have exactly the same issue, and I was so excited to get started on the odl slides!!
  • admin EDITOR
    are you on windows XP as well seedsb01?
  • bargainhunter
    Don't worry about DD giving you a hassle about refunding. I've had to get 4 refunds (electronics, sigh) and have no complaints about the process whatsoever; it was painless for me.
  • golfwidow
    seedsb01;76142
    Hi - I just received one of these today and have exactly the same issue, and I was so excited to get started on the odl slides!!
    Good so I am not the only one. I have a different problem now. Installation CD has gone walkabout. I don't think I am supposed to have the work for me. Im taking it as a sign :confused:
  • CindyG
    I received one for Christmas today and I appear to be having the same problem. I will try to send it back to where I got it and get a new one.
  • golfwidow
    Seems a few people are having problems. Same issue where the computer will not recognise the unit so either the whole thing is dodgy or they got a bad batch. Am awaiting a response from DD.
  • wimbush75
    I bought one off Deals direct i cant get it to work it says cant recognise and cant find camera, tried inralling one 2 computers no luck, seems to be faulty but as im looking around on net finding im not the only one with the prob
  • admin EDITOR
    something obviously wacky with the device drivers by the sounds of it. Are you all on Win XP ?
  • tuppence
    Same problems here... but I'm on Windows Vista. I purchased the EU3C model from DD in Nov on 12 mth warranty, but the Otek model they are sellingnow on 30 day warranty looks exactly the same.
  • admin EDITOR
    hmmm - this thread is bugging me - there has to be a solution somewhere.
  • admin EDITOR
    golfwidow;76190
    Good so I am not the only one. I have a different problem now. Installation CD has gone walkabout. I don't think I am supposed to have the work for me. Im taking it as a sign :confused:
    Golfy - any luck finding the install CD or getting a response from DD?
  • admin EDITOR
    I'm wondering whether this is the manufacturer http://www.otek.com.cn/indexen.asp
  • admin EDITOR
    Is there anything on the scanner itself that would link Otek to Microtek who also manufacture optical equip and who also have a product called Microtek Film Scan 35 ..... Can one of you confirm whether this is your driver ]http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=386273 or even download it and see whether it works.
  • golfwidow
    Great detective work Admin. I am kicking everyone out the house today and I will turn it upside down to find this CD. Then I will try the driver :)
  • tuppence
    DD has declined my request to return this scanner, stating... Our supplier Ozical provides full warranty support for their items. For all troubleshooting and warranty enquiries please call 02-95870186.
  • lilpretzel
    They get your to contact the supplier first and if they can't help they should give you a referral number to give back to DD for either a replacement or refund. If you don't get a referral number make sure you note whom you spoke to as DD will ask for it. This is what happen when I received a faulty remote. Let us know how you get on. :D BTW - email = helpcentre@dealsdirect.com.au
  • bargainhunter
    DD make you go through a process but if you follow their instructions the refund happens.
  • tuppence
    Yeah, it's finally working!!! (with help from Ozical) For Vista users: Turn off User Account Control, then reboot Reinstall, then manually install driver from CD Look out negs, here I come
  • admin EDITOR
    :) - thanks for posting the number and the fact that it works tuppence
  • voteoften
    That's good, I am sure a lot of people would prefer the thing to work, rather than get a refund.
    tuppence;76637
    Yeah, it's finally working!!! (with help from Ozical) For Vista users: Turn off User Account Control, then reboot Reinstall, then manually install driver from CD Look out negs, here I come
  • lilpretzel
    My sister wants one of these but since it's Sold Out is she better off waiting or pay the extra $50.00? TIA :xmas3: ]Otek Film Scanner http://edge1.dealsdirect.net/images/products/18760/2/product1_18760.jpg
  • admin EDITOR
    Crap... City Software had some of these otek scanners out for $88 yesterday... missed posting it. http://www.citysoftware.com.au/Content/ProductImagesLarge/OTE0001_0.jpg
  • admin EDITOR
    Although having just said that they're still showing it as $88... http://www.citysoftware.com.au/Browse/e9b390920a4940eb829d22882466a2b1001ItemDetail.aspx
  • admin EDITOR
    in case anyone wants one still.

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